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Medway on screen: Rochester events taking place throughout July

Thu 8 July 2010, 9:22 am

Screen Archive South East, with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund, is leading an exciting new community history project looking at the River Medway in the twentieth century. (Sourced from Rochester People.)
 
It is devoted to the River Medway, the towns and villages it passes through and its important place in the social, industrial and agricultural history of Medway and Kent in the last century.

Screen Archive South East has in its care unique film material that captures many of the industries and communities associated with the Medway as they were in the 1930s and 1940s.

From the hop fields near Tonbridge to the breweries, factories and docklands at Maidstone and the Medway Towns, the river connected contrasting ways of life and enabled the development of a thriving industrial base.

The Medway on Screen project invites the public to view the archive films of the River Medway and contribute related stories and histories.

For further details click here.

 

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