Closed Pubs Of The Medway Towns

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Fascism And Anti Fascism In The Medway Towns 1927 1940

Author: David Turner
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Medway Towns At Work

Author: Philip MacDougall
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445670933
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A pictorial history of the working life of the Medway Towns over the last century and more.

Murder Down The Medway

Author: Alex Mabon
Editor: Pegasus Elliot Mackenzie Pu
ISBN: 9781903490228
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When retired Detective Inspector Billy Saunders' assistance is requested by the police in Inverness following the murder of a local town councillor, he has no idea that the investigation will set him up for a confrontation that originated in the Medway towns 40 years earlier, when he was a young detective constable.

Asian Communities Of The Medway Towns

Author: Raj Chawla
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The Dutch In The Medway

Author: P. G. Rogers
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1473895707
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The daring raid on the Medway in June 1667, when the Dutch navigated the treacherous shoals and sandbanks of the Thames estuary and the Medway in order to attack King Charles's ships laid up below Chatham, was one of the worst defeats in the Royal Navy's history, and a serious blow to the pride of the English crown. Perhaps the greatest humiliation was the removal by the Dutch of the flagshipRoyal Charles, towed down river after the raid and taken back to Holland. Her stern piece resides in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam to this day. The raid, intended to bring to an end English procrastination at the peace negotiations in Breda, was to cause simmering resentment and lead eventually to the Third Dutch War. As Pepys wrote in his diary on 29 July 1667, "Thus in all things, in wisdom, courage, force, knowledge of our own streams, and success, the Dutch have the best of us, and do end the war with victory on their side." P G Roger's account of the raid, and its significance within the Second Anglo-Dutch War between Britain and the United Provinces of the Netherlands, is vividly told and he sheds much interesting light on the English navy of Pepys's day. His particular knowledge of the Medway and the topography of Gillingham and Chatham also enables him to describe the manoeuvres at a level of detail that has not been replicated. This edition of a classic work will delight a whole new generation of readers.

Transportation In The Medway Towns

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Future Of Transport In The Medway Towns

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The Medway Towns

Author: Sandra Dunster
Editor: Phillimore
ISBN: 9781860777288
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In 1550 Rochester was the only Medway town. It dominated the river estuary and an agricultural hinterland in which Strood, Chatham and Gillingham were nearby villages, reliant on fishing and farming for their livelihood. By the beginning of the twentieth century these four towns had become an urban conurbation.The key factor in this dramatic change was the growth of the Royal Naval Dockyards at Chatham, home to the English fleet from the mid-sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century and subsequently the foremost shipbuilding and repair docks in England. The yards at Chatham soon became the largest industrial complex in the south of England.Over the course of the next 350 years, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Strood grew. They merged physically but developed distinct characteristics. Chatham became the dockyard town whilst Rochester retained a more genteel air. Gillingham gained a military presence and covered agricultural land with terraced housing. Strood, on the opposite bank of the river, abandoned fishing and farming for brick and cement manufacture and engineering.This book explores the impact of these changes on the people who lived and worked in the Medway Towns, the transformation of the political and economic scene and of the built environment.

The Medway Valley

Author: Andrew Hann
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This volume traces the impact of industrial development and decline on the valley and its people. It details changing patterns of work and society, the creation of new settlements and the pivotal role of the river in all aspects of village life reflecting two centuries of change and upheaval.