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

The project will:

  • involve recording and adding audio to telescopes placed in The Strand where visitors and residents can view landmarks and learn more about them through audio
  • empower and give the young people driving the project the chance to get practical work experience in a professional setting
  • support the development of the Friends of The Strand group

If you have memories you would like to share about The Strand and the surrounding area from the 1950s and 1960s, please email

The project is due to be completed and available to visitors in 2019.