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15 October 2014
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This page contains the wartime memories of people living in the Medway area of North Kent. Some of them were however then living in London and other areas of the country or serving overseas and this is a record of their experiences.

During 2004 and 2005 Medway Libraries collected written memories of local people in all our libraries. We also held special People’s War reminiscence events at Wigmore, Chatham and Gillingham Libraries, and at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre and also visited some of our housebound readers who volunteered to have their memories recorded. Together with volunteers, these were transcribed and added to this web page, which will form a permanent archive of the memories of Medway residents.

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has many other resources that document the area during the war including photographs, local newspapers, school log books and civil defence information.

Please email local.studies@medway.gov.uk for further information or see our web site http://www.medway.gov.uk

To see a listing of our archive collections see http://cityark.medway.gov.uk

Stories contributed by medwaylibraries

Patrick’s Evacuation Story,icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
Life as an ambulance driver in Medway 1940 — 42
My War Memories
The Experiences of a Sergeant in a Machine Gun Platoon
My Second World War Memoriesicon for Story with photo
Midair Crash Of Two B26 Marauders Over Gillingham, June 1944
The Task of the 51st Highland Division
Headcorn Airfield. Part One: Construction in 1942
Headcorn Airfield. Part Two: Activity and Events 1943
Headcron Airfield. Part Three: activity and events 1944 onwards
Headcorn Airfield. Part Three: activity and events 1944 onwards
Headcorn Airfield. Part Three: Activity and Events 1944 onwards
My World War Two Experiences: the Womens' National Fire Serviceicon for Story with photo
My Wartime Memoriesicon for Story with photo
Growing up in Northfleet during the waricon for Story with photo
A Bird's Eye View: Invasion Day at Dover 6th June 1944icon for Story with photo
Building bridges with the Royal Engineers in Europe
Working for the Admiralty in Bath
Sharing memories: a taped reminiscence session about life during the war
War Work at Aylesford Paper Millicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo
From Civilian to the Armyicon for Story with photo
An Army Nurse in Belgium and Germanyicon for Story with photo
Nursing wounded servicemen at Parkwood in Swanley Villageicon for Story with photo
A fireman's wife in Sidcup during the war
A story of evacuation from Medway to South Wales
Wedgebury Childhood memoriesicon for Story with photo
My Wartime memories of Keycol Hill Hospitalicon for Story with photo
My memories of serving with the 215 Troop Carrying Company 1940 -46icon for Story with photo
Evacuation and a Happy Childhoodicon for Story with photo
A Happy Evacuationicon for Story with photo
A child's war time memories of life on Malta, the George Cross Islandicon for Story with photo
Evacuation to a Welsh Farm
Penge Memorialicon for Story with photo
Bombing of the Bus Depot at Gillingham, Kent
Prisoner of War Camp at Kingswood Common
Evacuation to Exeter in 1940icon for Story with photo
Norma Saunder's story - remembering the People's War
Living in Luton (Chatham, Kent) during the Second World Waricon for Story with photo
Hilary Halpern's Recollections of Being a Child During WW2
Reminiscences of a Wartime Civilian.
Sharing Memories Part One: group session at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
Sharing Memories Part Two: group session at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
Sharing Memories Part Three: group session at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre
More Shared Memories, Part One: group session held at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, 9 March 2005
More Shared Memories, Part Two: group session held at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, 9 March 2005
A London Family's War
Living in London circa February 1941
War - a Way of Life!
My War Memories
Evacuation from Chatham (Kent) to Walesicon for Story with photo
Life on the Home Front during the Second World Waricon for Story with photo
Memories of Evacuation during the Second World War
Further memories of Evacuation to Abercarn, Wales
The Wickham Street Incident
My life during the Second World War
A Wartime Pregnancyicon for Story with photo
A young man's experience of war
Our lives during the second World Waricon for Story with photo
From the Territorials to the Regular Army - Part one: from Salisbury Plain to the French Beaches.
From the Territorials to the Regular Army - Part Two: - Two Weddings and D-Day
From the Territorials to the Regular Army - Part Three: To Normandy and the end of the Waricon for Story with photo

Archive List
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