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Talking Telescopes Project

Talking Telescopes is a joint project between students and staff at Medway Council and Mid Kent College. The Young Roots fund was awarded £49,500 in funding from Heritage Lottery in 2017.

The project aims were to capture, preserve and share people’s memories of The Strand and surrounding landmarks, especially from the 1950s and 1960s.

The project will:

  • involved recording and adding audio to telescopes placed in The Strand where visitors and residents can view landmarks and learn more about them through audio
  • empowered and gave the young people driving the project the chance to get practical work experience in a professional setting

Residents were able to share memories about The Strand and the surrounding area from the 1950s and 1960s.

A celebration event was held at the Strand in May 2019 which over 400 people attended.

The project is now finished.  Visitors to the Strand can enjoy the talking telescopes which look out over the estuary and new interpretation around the Strand.

image from May 2019 event

May 2019 event

 the talking telescopes

The talking telescopes