Published: Tuesday, 7th November 2023

Residents are being encouraged to immortalise their families’ Second World War artefacts and stories at Medway Archives Centre.

On Wednesday, 8 November, between 10am and 4pm, Medway Archives Centre will be holding a Second World War digital collection day.

The project is organised by Their Finest Hour, a team based at the University of Oxford, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, which is collecting and preserving the everyday stories and objects of the Second World War.

Bring along your photos, personal stories, diaries, memoirs, medals and other artefacts to have them photographed and recorded for future generations. Please do not bring any weapons or potentially dangerous objects to the digital collection day.

It is free to attend and there is no need to book, but you can book a slot in advance by calling 01634 332 714 or emailing

If you can’t attend on the day, you can also directly submit your story to Their Finest Hour online.

Some of Medway Archive Centre’s wartime collection will be on display throughout the day, as well as a map from Chatham Historical Society showing where the bombs landed in Chatham during war.

Find out more about Medway Archives Centre.

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