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Result number 1 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0702 on request slip.

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Additional records of Dean and Chapter of Rochester comprising minute book of trustees and governors of Rochester Theological College 1959-1970, index at rear (1 binder) Call no.: DRc Additional
[See also records of Common Room Association, Rochester Theological College, comprising minute books 1959-1966 and secretary's correspondence 1959-1967 (DE262)]

Additional records of Southern Water/Medway Navigation Co., Chief Solicitor, Worthing, Sussex comprising printed loose or bound Upper Medway Navigation Acts 19th-20th. Centuries (1 bundle) Call no.: S/MN


Date: 1936-1970
Quantity: As above
Result number 2 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0707 on request slip.

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Additional records of the parish church of Swanscombe Sts. Peter and Paul, comprising:

Register of baptisms 1944-1966 ( 1 volume);
Registers of marriages 1966-1974, 1974-1987 (2 volumes);
Marriage licences of M.J. Jellett of Chichester, West Sussex and Margaret R. Martin of Swanscombe, 1970; A.E.J. Lines of Swanscombe and Rose E. Stoneham of same, 1972; and K.T.W. Harrell of Harold Hill, Essex and K.R. Bains of Swanscombe, 1973;
Registers of banns 1978-1984, 1984-1990 (2 volumes);
Registers of services 1984-1990, 1990-1995 (2 volumes).

Call no.: P362
Date: 1944-1995
Quantity: 7 volumes, 3pp.


Result number 3 - Please quote Reference: 05_DE_SERIES_0501_0750/DE0733 on request slip.

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Records of Messrs. W.E.R. Randall (and City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd.), 23 Railway Street, Chatham, auctioneers, surveyors, valuers and estate agents, comprising mainly clients’ estates papers, viz:

deed bundle for Gainsborough Guest House, St. Margaret’s Banks, 254 High Street, Rochester 1899-1961 (with abstract of title reciting from 1886) parties Bowman, Brockwell, Boys, Cobb, Passby, Randall, Owens, Pearce, Crow & City of Rochester Land and General Investment Company Ltd., with site plan by George E. Bond of Rochester, architect and surveyor, showing abuttals and previous occupiers including Miss Topple and subsequently Miss H.A. Merry (principal), St. Margaret’s Bank School for Girls and Kindergarten, c.1900 (1 bundle);

printed particulars and conditions of sale for and correspondence about Blue Bell [Hill] Farm, Aylesford and neighbouring farms and estates e.g. Preston Hall Estate in Aylesford, Allington, Ditton, Boxley, Hale Farm, Aylesford, 30 acres of underwood at Burham and Aylesford and Cossington Fields Farm in Boxley and Aylesford, with hand-drawn plan of Blue Bell Hill Farm, Aylesford 1897 and tracing inclosure/enclosure plan of fields adjoining Seatons Road and Frith Wood Road, Aylesford, made 1868, and other plans, with family papers of James Peter Walter of Blue Bell [Hill] Farm, Aylesford/Burham Hill, W. Walter of Five Bells Lane, Rochester and Mr. P. Walter of 72 New Road, Chatham; 1868-1920; includes letter from H.A. Alexander, Commanding Engineer (Royal Engineers) of Central Hall, Maidstone, to J. Walter of Frith Farm, Burham, notifying him of impending construction of defence works on his land, 1915 (1 bundle);

testamentary and personal estate papers of Harry F. Tutt of 15 York Road, Rochester/Star Hill, Rochester/177-179 Eastgate, Rochester/54 & 56 High Street, Old Brompton; 1904-1942 (1 bundle);

leases and tenancy agreements pertaining to properties in Haig Avenue, Rochester, nos. 91, 105, 125 151, 1934-1963, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., Curtiss and Sons Ltd., Joseph Arthur Wesson, J.A. Steward, Smith & Brown (Brighton [Sussex]) Ltd. & Messrs. J. Durling & Son; 1934-1963 (1 bundle);

bundle of deeds to premises in Wilson Avenue (and Wallace Road), Rochester, nos. 56, 92, 253 & 255 and plot 663, and lock-up garages, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., T.C. Harwood Ltd., E.W. Stephens, P. Woolnough, City Way Service Station Ltd., Gerrard Land & Investment Company Ltd., Short Brothers & Harland Ltd., Lockwood, Beard and The Car and Electrical Services Ltd.; 1935-1963 (1 bundle);

bundle of papers pertaining to miscellaneous tenancies in Rochester, e.g. builder’s yard, no.2 estate, City Way 1942; shop in Beatty Road, parties The Gerrard Land and Investment Company Ltd./Parsons 1937; telephone kiosk Beatty Road/City Way 1938; 120 Maidstone Road, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., M.E. Lewis & P.A. Reed 1974-1976; nos. 46, 108, 110 Pattens Lane, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., Page, Edmonds, Shave, Gilbar Ladies Wear Ltd. 1943-1968; Mill Close 1953; 40 Blaker Avenue, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd. and George Mason (Chatham) Ltd. 1957; The Den, Nag’s Head Lane, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd. and Messrs. D.H.R. & N.J. Gray 1954; letter from No.12 Region, National Fire Service, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, to Messrs. W.E.R. Randall concerning circular steel dam at Grafton Avenue/Gerrard Avenue, 1942 (1 bundle);

leases and Hastings and Thanet Building Society deposit book pertaining to 18 Ravenswood Avenue, Strood 1958-1962, parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd. and Weller (1 bundle);

deeds mainly leases for properties in Chatham High Street, no. 36 parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd. and London and Manchester [Lancashire] Assurance Company Ltd., Marshall, The Provident Clothing and Supply Company Ltd. 1937-1982; no. 67 parties Deeley, Mills, Deacon, People’s Entertainment Society Ltd., Mills, Bellis, City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., Richards 1947-1979; no. 131 parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., Brandon, Richards 1959-1973; nos. 167 & 169 parties Messrs. W.E.R. Randall, Messrs. Cavendish Furniture Company Ltd., E.S. Randall, Marks and [or &] Spencer Ltd., 1923-1952; no. 254 parties E.S. Randall & Rochester City Council 1938; no. 173a parties Randall & Kentons Furnishing Stores Ltd. 1966; no. 295 parties Randall, Boyes & Cooper 1972-1980 (1 bundle);

bundle of papers pertaining to miscellaneous tenancies in Chatham, i.e. 37 Railway Street parties Bampton, Lazarus, Crossley, Johnstone 1937, 1949, 1978; Elm Cottage, 7 Manor Road parties Randall, Noel, Parkson Positive (Textile Machinery) Ltd., Ablett, Borley, Speedalink Ltd., 1960-1972 (1 bundle);

bundle of papers pertaining to miscellaneous tenancies in Gillingham, i.e. 97 & 101 High Street, Gillingham parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd., Rose, Chappell, Mearing and Mutter 1936-1965; 16 Arden Street parties Draper & Blow 1923; 54 Layfield Road parties City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd. & Mann 1949 (1 bundle);

bundle of residual staff and estate management papers of Messrs. W.E.R. Randall and City of Rochester Land and (General) Investment Company Ltd. comprising lease of shop in Eythorne, parties Mrs. Catherine Vandersteen & Messrs. Vye & Son 1924; employees’ agreements of John Charles Fowler Knowlden of Cobtrees, Heath Road, Boughton Monchelsea 1961, John Shaul of 6 Albany Road, Rochester 1956 and Charles Edward Eglinton of 50 Bladindon Drive, Bexley 1957; with Westminster Bank cheque book stubs 1940; and Isle of Thanet Building Society paying-in book 1935-1936; various dissociated envelopes (1 bundle).

Re-edited by Borough Archivist 24 August 2000.

Accrual to first deposit, deposited 5 September 2000.

Business correspondence with other firms, contracts and extracts from board minutes, etc 1896-1979 (1 bundle);

Rochester area: Rochester

Conveyance, Gerrard Land and Investment Company Ltd. to Rochester and Chatham Stadium Ltd., land at City Way, Rochester 1933 [-1935] (1 item);

Conveyance and associated papers including site plans and abstract of title reciting from 1904 pertaining to land near north west side of Maidstone Road, Rochester, Watts’ Charity of Rochester to City of Rochester Land and General Investment Company Ltd. 1908-1926 (1 bundle);

Rochester area: Strood

Reconstituted bundle of title deeds, testamentary papers, certificates of redemption of rent charge, abstracts of title and site plans pertaining to various properties in Strood and Frindsbury comprising Cambridge Road, Strood (Shoobridge) 1939; Jersey Road, Strood, plan of plots only 1959; pieces of land at Brompton Lane Field, Strood, including Callicroft (parties Eve, Winch, Thomas Hellyar Foord, J.H. Foord, City of Rochester Land and General Investment Company Ltd., Rush, Stunt, Cobb, Arnold, Hester Prall) 1890-1924; Mill Road, Frindsbury (parties Baker City of Rochester Land and General Investment Company Ltd.) [1900] 1890-1959 (1 bundle);

Reconstituted bundle of title deeds, abstracts of title, correspondence, footpath diversion order (1902) and site plans pertaining to 4 acres near Delce Lane or Road and King Street in St. Margaret’s parish, Rochester, parties City of Rochester Land and General Investment Company Ltd. and J.H. Foord, [1870] 1901-1902 (1 bundle);

Chatham area

Leases to various properties in Chatham comprising 35 High Street Honey to Todd 1934; 171 High Street Randall to Randall 1924 (2 items); 173 High Street Randall to Skiller 1924; 254 High Street Randall to Di Marco 1934; 295 High Street Gamp to Randall 1947; 2 & 2A Railway Street, Chatham Randall to Kendall & Sons Ltd. 1946; Paddock Garages Randall to Watson and Scull Ltd. 1966;

Site plan of freehold building land, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, by J.W. Nash & Son of Rochester, surveyors 1897 (1 item);

Conveyance to land at or near Pattens Lane, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Stigant and Whitfield to Randall 1925 with related abstract of title 1901 each with site plan (2 items plus envelope);

Strood Rural area

Sale particulars, site plans, correspondence and legal opinions pertaining to land at Peartree Lane, Shorne and Higham, parties Childs Trustees Company (trustees of will of 8th. Earl of Darnley) and Sparkes 1955-1958 (1 bundle);

Gillingham area

Land Charges papers pertaining to Woodlands Road (formerly Lane), Gillingham, with site plan, 1935 (1 bundle);

Out-area

Leases to ground floor 113A High Street, Sittingbourne, Randall to Bray, Randall to Rapier Cleaners Ltd. 1929 & 1936 (2 items);

Lease to 40 Biggin Street, Dover, Rubie to Wood 1923 (1 item);

Plan of freehold building land at Queen’s Road and Waghorn Road, Snodland by James W. Nash of Rochester, surveyor c.1900 (1 item);

3 bundles of title deeds to messuage, tenement and grocer’s shop lying on the south side of the Coldred to Eythorne road, Eythorne, parties Sampford, Clay, Usborne, Barton, Makey, Pyner, Spurling, Elwin, West, Weston, Hampshire, Rt. Hon. Frederick George, Earl of Guildford, Tomlin, National Provincial Bank of England Ltd., including schedule of deeds and documents and abstracts of title reciting from 1777, with site plans, 1833-1970 (3 bundles).

Date: 1868-1980
Quantity: See above
Result number 4 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1049 on request slip.

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Records transferred by Community Librarian, Gillingham Library, High Street, Gillingham, Libraries, Information and Museum Service, Leisure Division, Education and Leisure Directorate, Medway Council of varying or unknown provenance, mainly collected by Norman Tomlinson, Gillingham Borough Librarian before c.1973, some possibly previously from Gillingham Borough Museum [cf. Woodlands Museum], Woodlands House, 48 Woodlands Road, Gillingham (closed in 1956), comprising:

Printed and MS material deposited by Mrs. Emily B. Robinson, widow of former councillor Engineer Lieutenant Commander Lumley Robinson, Royal Navy, inventor of the Jubilee Worm Drive Clip, of 21 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, comprising correspondence relative to the relief of the victims of the Firemen’s Wedding Tragedy in Gillingham Park [1929] 1930s-1940s, correspondence and newscuttings relative war years and Mrs. Robinson’s wartime activities including ration books and Spitfire Fund 1940s, Cllr. Robinson’s year book and leather cover 1931 and printed booklets and postcards commemorative of Gillingham municipal life c.1903-c.1953 (1 bundle);

records of Gillingham Arts Council comprising accounts, correspondence, minutes, news sheets, booklet entitled The Arts in the Medway Towns published by Gillingham Arts Council 1955 and correspondence pertaining, 1950-1965 (1 bundle) *;

records of Medway Arts Council (successor to Gillingham Arts Council) comprising newsletter Headway Special: The Arts in the Local Community, correspondence and minutes 1966-1969 (1 bundle) *;

[* see also Records of Rochester Arts Society (minutes) 1948-1958, Medway Theatre Guild c.1950s and Northgate Society, Rochester 1971 (DE53/2)]

printed orders of ceremony, orders of proceedings and souvenir brochures for admissions to freedom of the borough of Gillingham, recipients comprising Rev. Walter W. Blocksidge 1925, Franklin Coles Boucher 1932, HMS Pembroke 1955, Aldermen A.M. Davenport and A.W. Tapp 1936, George C. Swain 1939, Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Tovey 1945, Corps of Royal Engineers 1953 and Frederick F.A. Burden 1971, with photograph of testimonial to Tovey 1945, photographs of Burden’s freedom ceremony 1971; invitation cards 1953 and 1971 (1 bundle);

Miss Hilda Jacobs of 113 Richmond Road, Gillingham, confectioner’s bequest comprising records of career of her uncle Charles Edwin Jacobs (1858-1949) of Portsmouth, Hampshire, London, Liverpool, Lancashire, 4 Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and 20 Camden Road, Gillingham, as sea-going dockyard craftsman based at HM Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire 1879-1884 and Assistant Warder, HM Convict Prisons Service, serving firstly at HM Convict Prison, Chatham from 1884 [-1893] and then at HM Prison, Borstal [1893-] until 1899 (1 bundle/15 items), with photographs of HM Convict Prison, Chatham c.1884 (2 items), photograph of subject as able seaman in sailor’s suit and sennet hat c.1884, two photographs believed of subject at tobacconist’s shop at 4 Fairfield Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey c.1920 (2 items), head and shoulders studio photograph of subject in prison warder’s uniform c.1884, group photograph of soldiers in 1907 pattern service dress, badged Royal Engineers, possibly Volunteer Training Corps (VTC) at a location possibly in east Kent, subject believed front row, far left c.1915 x c.1918 (1 item); bills from A. Jabez Whitehead, 197-199 High Street, Chatham, general furnishing warehouseman, to Jacobs 1889 (2pp.); St. Luke’s Parish Church, Gillingham, magazine reporting burial of Jacobs May 1949 (1 item); backing board from framed photograph addressed to a Mr. Jacobs, Richmond Road, Gillingham (1 item, wood);
1878-1949 (1 box)

[See M8 for photocopies];

[Believed bequeathed to Gillingham Borough Council 1973]

watercolours, pastels and lino and wood cuts of subjects comprising still lifes, landscapes, portraits and rabbits (for Japanese New Year and Year of the Rabbit 1963), by named pupils of varying ages of Yokosuka Otsu High School, Yokosuka, Japan, endorsed with messages and inscriptions in English and Japanese, for exhibition mounted at Gillingham Library, High Street, Gillingham, attended by Mr. Tanaka, Second Secretary of the General Affairs Section, Japanese Embassy, London, with accompanying correspondence between Norman Tomlinson, Borough Librarian and Alderman Freddie Cooper, Mayor, 1963 (1 box);

printed orders of proceedings for elections of mayors and annual council meetings, Gillingham Borough Council, 1952-1972 (4 packets);
declarations and oaths of mayors and deputy mayors on acceptance of office 1903-1962 (1 bundle);
commemorative brochures for banquet celebrating Golden Jubilee of incorporation of borough of Gillingham, Central Hotel, Gillingham, 1953 (1 bundle);
order of proceedings or itinerary for beating the bounds or perambulating the boundary of the borough of Gillingham 1953;
souvenir programme for opening of Municipal Buildings, Canterbury Street, Gillingham 1937 (1 booklet);
luncheon menu on occasion of opening of Municipal Buildings 1937 (1 item);
menu and programme for mayoral banquet 1924 (1 item);
programmes for mayoral reception and dance at Woodlands School Hall, Gillingham 1932-1933 (2 items);
menu and programme for civic dinner on occasion of disbandment of Gillingham Borough Council 1998 (1 item);
invitation cards for municipal occasions 1937-1971 (4 items);
Borough of Gillingham Corporation Act 1944 (1 item);
Christmas card from councillor George Smith, mayor and councillor Mrs. Diana Smith, mayoress 1997 (3 items, duplicates);
letter from G.W. Burrans of Fareham, Hampshire to Peter Emery, Gillingham Library about Rouse family of Gillingham and Edith K. Rouse fl. 1920, 1995 (3pp.);
character reference for Edith K. Rouse from Alderman G.C. Swain, mayor of Gillingham, c.1909-c.1910 (1p.);
programme for Gillingham Borough’s final year 1997-1998 entitled Gillingham Celebrates;
leaflet advertising borough warden service c.1990 (1 item);
enamelled lapel badge bearing coat of arms of Gillingham Borough Council c.1950 (1 item)

Photocopies (except for endorsements) of the records, mainly correspondence, of the Hamlet, Vill or Limb of Grange (or Grench) in Gillingham in the Cinque Port of Hastings, Sussex, kept at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, as supplied by the Town Clerk of Hastings to Norman Tomlinson, Borough Librarian of Gillingham, originals dated 1733 (appointment of deputy mayor) and correspondence discussing Hastings Arms, formerly Duke’s Head, county rate and overseers of the poor 1826-1858 (2 bundles), facsimiled 1963, with correspondence between Town Clerk of Hastings and Borough Librarian of Gillingham pertaining 1962-1963 (1 sheaf)

[For the list of these records as compiled for the National Register of Archives by the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, see the non-deposited records finding aid in public searchroom];

[See also DE513 and the records of North Aylesford Petty Sessions (PS/NA)]

[For previous deposits of records from the Gillingham Library archives room see DE4 (P185/12/2), DE5, DE12, DE15 (N/M5 and 46S), DE16 (32E), DE510, DE511, DE512, DE513, DE514, DE515, DE640, DE828, DE1033 and DE1035]

File updated by Borough Archivist 26 January 2006


Date: [1733] 1878-1998
Quantity: As above
Result number 5 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1088 on request slip.

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Records of Medway Detainees’ Support Group (registered charity no.1076734 and private limited company 4037573) of Admiral’s Offices, Main Gate Road, Historic Dockyard, Chatham and Bridge Centre, 16 New Road Avenue, Chatham; comprising:

minutes, agenda papers, haleth and safety statement, mission statement and minutes of a meeting with Tony Robson, governor of HM Prison, Rochester 2000 (1 bundle);

applications for funding from like-minded pressure groups elsewhere in Kent, loose accounts and copy of constitution 1998-1999 (1 bundle);

loose accounts for sundries and detainees’ comforts 1998 (1 bundle);

memorandum and articles of association, correspondence with Bob Marshall-Andrews, MP for Medway about an Iranian * case (1999-2000), annual reports, balance sheets and guidance notes on asylum and detention procedures 1999-2001 (1 folder);

statements of account and correspondence about accounts 1999-2000 (1 bundle);

minutes including Management Sub-Committee (Business Meeting) with associated correspondence 2001-2002 (1 bundle);

fundraising correspondence and loose accounts arising from administrative activities 1997-1998 (1 folder);

minutes of trustees’ meetings and correspondence with trustees, patrons and Charity Commission 1999-2001 (1 bundle);

treasurer’s loose accounts 2000-2001 (1 bundle);

Business plan, business insurance policy and associated papers and correspondence about office accommodation 1999-2000 (1 bundle);

articles and memorandum of association and certificate of incorporation 2000 (1 folder);

annual report and draft annual report and balance sheet 1999 (1 folder);

Correspondence about and report on “Facing the Challenge” conference organised by the group at St. George’s Centre, Chatham Maritime 2001 with copy of application for lottery grant under Millennium Festival Awards for All scheme( for conference funding) and correspondence with job applicants and referees 2000-2001 (1 bundle);

loose accounts for organising “Facing the Challenge” conference 2001 (1 packet);

Correspondence with the Charity Commission, London, Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Nazir-Ali, Bishop of Rochester and others about constitution and articles of association preparatory to applying for charity status and incorporation, with copies of Gatwick, Sussex and London detainees welfare or support groups’ constitutions, 1997-1998 (1 bundle);

correspondence with recent and potential funders and draft grant applications, 1997-2002 (1 bundle);

Business meeting agenda papers, minutes, statements of account and correspondence, with some newsletters, 1998-2000 (1 bundle);

finance officer’s file containing visitors and coordinators’ expense claims, correspondence about insurance and donations and invoices for telephones and technical support 2001 (1 bundle);

Business and other meeting agenda papers and minutes 1998-1999 (1 bundle);

Correspondence, accounts, statutory records and minutes, partly pertaining to dissolution of group salaries, etc., with covering letter from Rev. Barrie Scopes of Medway Inter-Faith Action Group to Mrs. I. Shub, Local Studies Librarian, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (2006), [2000] 2001-2005 [2006] (1 bundle);

agenda papers, statutory records, lists of members and subscribers, promotional leaflet and programme and for Facing the Challenge conference, Chatham 2000-2001 (1 folder);

Annual reports, coordinator’s reports, facsimiles of sample letters from detainees, independent examiner’s reports, 2000-2001 (1 bundle)

[* cf. Iran; Persia]

This collection is subject to closure for 30 years. Customers wishing to consult the records within this period should apply for permission from the owner through this office.


Date: 1997-2005 [2006]
Quantity: 17 bundles, 1 packet, 4 folders
Result number 6 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1090 on request slip.

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Additional records of the United Benefice and Parish of High Halstow with Allhallows and Hoo St. Mary, comprising:

High Halstow Parish Church (P167)

correspondence between Dr. P.W. Ruggles, of Kememan, High Halstow, churchwarden, diocese of Rochester, Martyrs’ Memorial and Church of England Trust, London and others about interregnum, proposed pastoral reorganisation and scheme and repairs 1972-1975 (1 packet);

citatation for installation of electric radiant heaters, removal of reredos and screens, levelling of churchyard and other works 1965 (1 item);

facsimile quinquennial inspection report from Ann Stocker of Purcell Miller Tritton of 9 London Road, Sevenoaks, architects, surveyors and design consultants1980 and facsimile correspondence about defective and illegal repairs to church windows 1983 (1 folder);

facsimile quinquennial inspection report from Ann Stocker of Purcell Miller Tritton of 9 London Road, Sevenoaks, 1985 with report on electrical installation 1984, 1984-1985 (1 folder);

United Benefice (P167)

correspondence between Rev. P.F. Worthen and Rev. R. Green of High Halstow Rectory, diocesan authorities and others about disposal of redundant St. Mary’s Church, with churchyard plan, PCC minutes and inventories of contents, 1974-1984 (1 folder);

correspondence between Rev. F. St. C. Goldie, Rev. J.D. Cuthbertson and Rev. S.G. Davidson of High Halstow Rectory and others about usage of and repairs to St. Mary’s Church, 1948-1963 (1 folder);

correspondence and printed matter relative to the nomination of a pensioner to Cobham College on behalf of the former parish of St. Mary Hoo, 1946-1990 (1 folder);

correspondence about setting up a Hoo Peninsula Group Council of churches, proposed parish reorganisation and pastoral scheme, Nonconformist activity, personalities of church officers and state of congregations with group council minutes, 1976-1987 (1 folder);

minutes of the annual parochial church meeting, with annual statements of account 1976-1982 (1 folder);

guidelines for second marriage issued by the bishop of Rochester, 1987 (1 sheaf);

correspondence with F.H. Browne and Sons Ltd., Canterbury, Canterbury Organ Co. Ltd., Ash, Canterbury and Hill Norman and Beard of Lewes, Sussex, organ builders, in respect of repairs to organs at High Halstow and All Hallows’ churches, 1971-1987 (1 folder);

correspondence with Medway Division, Kent County Council Education Committee and others relative to management of High Halstow County Primary School, staff appointments and disposal of premises, with minutes and agenda papers, 1962-1974 (1 bundle)

ISAD (G) reference/ call number: P167 (additional)


Date: 1946-1990
Quantity: 12 folders/bundles/items
Result number 7 - Please quote Reference: 06a_DE_SERIES_1001_1200/DE1110 on request slip.

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Records transferred frpm Gillingham Library via the Local Studies Unit, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Arts and Libraries Section, Economic Development, Skills and Leisure Division, Community Services Directorate, Medway Council, Civic Centre, Strood, comprising:

Records and printed matter pertaining to South Eastern Gas Board (SEGAS) (formerly Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Company)’s operations at Rochester Works, Gas House Road, Rochester, Gillingham Works, Pier Road, Gillingham and Isle of Grain Oil Gasification Works, comprising printed illustrated company prospectus (1924); Gas Journal 26 May 1965 volume 322 no.5304 containing article entitled Isle of Grain by C.J.P. de Winton; photographs of Rochester Works (1924-1946); photographs of Gillingham Works including women working in wartime (1923-1946); photographs of Metal Box factory or other plant possibly in Cumberland (1975, 1979 and 1981); site plan of Rochester Works (1952); stencil typescript reports on investigations into supply of gas from Isle of Grain Grid to Sussex Division, with distribution diagrams for Sussex and London Divisions (1955-1956); stencil typescript report on experiences in gas production at the Isle of Grain by A.D. Barnes, deputy station manager and M.J. Green, Senior Process Engineer, for the London and Southern Counties Junior Gas Association (1966); confidential typescript memorandum on partial shutdown of Stage III Reforming Plant, Isle of Grain Works by M.J. Green, Process Engineer (1964); stencil typescript report on a visit to Steam Reforming Plant at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) Billingham Division, County Durham by M.J. Green as above and H.W.D. Hughes, Senior Process Manager (1963)

[Archivist's note: presumed deposited by Mr. Green as above]


Date: 1923-1981
Quantity: 1 box
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Manuscript material of varying provenance transferred from Medway Library Service and the Guildhall Museum, Rochester via Local Studies, comprising:

scrapbook relative to history of Bredhurst and Bredhurst Church, compiled 1964-1968 and 1975 by L.A. Griffith of 152 Barnsole Road, Gillingham and later of 1 Aynsley Court, Wilbury Avenue, Hove, Sussex, member of Lower Medway Archaeological Research Group, to mark occasion of extension of parish of Bredhurst 1964-1965, containing letters received, ephemera, notes, drawings, newscuttings and facsimiles of documents held at Kent Archives Office, Maidstone, British Museum, London and Public Record Office, London, with copy of compiler’s booklet Bredhurst 1966
[Gillingham Library]
(1 volume with loose enclosures)

historical notes on and extracts from records of St. John’s Church of England School, New Road Avenue, Chatham, compiled c.1943 (1 notebook) [Chatham Library KD50.03StJ] (C/ES 85/5 (additional));

Medway Poor Law Union receipts for poor rates levied on Messrs. W. Boots and Co., 24 High Street, Chatham, carriers and naval baggage agents and Alfred G. Browning, Military Road, Chatham, jobmaster 1910 (2 items, paper);

Chatham Borough Council receipt for general district rate levied on Browning as above, 1910 (1 item, paper);

receipted bill from Co-operative Ideal Dairies Ltd., 181-187 High Street, Chatham, to Royal Naval Depot for laundry, 1939 (1 item, paper);

correspondence between Henry Smetham of Newton St. Loe, 78 Goddington Road, Strood and A.A. Arnold FSA of Cobhambury, Cobham, regarding Osterland, Stoke and mentioning Rev. F.J. Hammond of Allhallows and Rev. Canon Dr. Samuel Bickersteth of Canterbury Cathedral, 1926;
letter from H. Lambarde of Ash Rectory to A.A. Arnold asking for assistance in his nephew’s application for membership of the Society of Antiquaries c.1926;
4 items/paper(found in A.A. Arnold’s copy of William Lambarde’s Alphabetical Description of the Chief Places in England and Wales 1730 (local studies collection ref. QK942LAM))

list of members of the elocution class of Strood Working Men’s Club and Institute subscribing towards testimonial to Charles Roach Smith, their president, c.1900 (1 item/paper) [see also strood Institute elocution Class minute book (with loose enclosures) 1894-1902 (Call no.: DE53 (part)]);

Additional records of Christchurch Luton County Primary Junior Girls’ School comprising letters and circulars from J.L. Smith, Divisional Education Officer, Kent Education Committee, Fort Pitt House, New Road, Rochester to Mrs. J.S. Joyce, 18 Connaught Road, Chatham, school manager, 1956-1959 (1 bundle/11pp./items) (C/ES 85/11-);

Printed circular from C.S. Knight, mayor of Rochester on behalf of the local Civil Defence Services, HQ, King Edward Road, Rochester, to W.P.B. Goodfellow of 19 Brompton Lane, Strood, standing him down and stencil typescript circular from head warden to same concerning final parade, 1945 (2pp.) [Donated by the Faversham Society, Fleur de Lys Heritage Centre to the Guildhall Museum, Rochester and transferred to Local Studies 2004] (local studies ref. VF940.53ROC);

Receipted bills or vouchers of Wakeley Brothers (Rainham, Kent) Ltd., Wakeley Lane, Rainham, agricultural merchants, from their suppliers 1934-1936, 1950 (1 folder);

Franked or stamped, addressed envelopes apparently of no common origin and collected as having local relevance, five from Kentish Town, London NW to Madame Rose Wright, 20 Theobald Square, Rochester (one including a letter from a Mrs. Collins at 18 Wincanton Cottages, Sussex Road, Tonbridge and one from Ma and Pa) 1909-1910, one from Bulawayo, Rhodesia, to Mrs. C. Hobart, 36 Richard Street, Rochester 1940, two from Huddersfield, West Riding, Yorkshire to Mr. J.W. Newell, W.C. Holmes and Co.’s representative, C/o Gas Works, Gas House Road, Rochester 1936, one to P.P. Roome, Air Raid Precautions (ARP) Officer, ARP HQ, Maidstone Road, Rochester 1940, one to Mr. D. Albury, Air Ministry Technical Costs Officer, Messrs. Short Brothers, Airport Works, Rochester 1940 and one from Fr. de Winne, Horsemeat Salesman, Kloosterstreet, 55, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium to Mr. R. Hook, horse slaughterer, 220 Chatham Hill, Chatham 1936
13 items

apprenticeship indenture of Cyril Valentine Hayzelden of Deramore, Palmerston Road, Chatham, to Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) Ltd., Seaplane Works, Rochester, [aeronautical engineers] (2 items, paper) 1930;

Christmas card from the Royal Aero Club, London W1, illustrated with a photograph of Horace Short, Orville Wright, Oswald Short, Wilbur Wright and Eustace Short at the Aero Club Flying Ground, Leysdown, Isle of Sheppey, marking the 50th. anniversary of powered flight, 1953, sent by Mr. and Mrs. Oswald Short (1 item) [Guildhall Museum dep. no. 1292 1984];

Printed booklet entitled A Royal Visit: A Souvenir of the Visit of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to the Works of Short Brothers (Rochester and Bedford) Ltd., Rochester by Griffith Brewer, 1939 (1 booklet) [Guildhall Museum gift dep. 632 1976];

Stencil typescript press release issued by Directorate of Public Relations, Ministry of Aircraft Production, Millbank, London SW1 supplying description and attributes of Shorts’ Shetland flying boat, 17 May 1945 (2pp., foolscap);

Typescript and stencil typescript reports, minutes, printed pamphlets, flyers and correspondence of the Amalgamated Engineering Union (AEU) side in Medway Divisional Joint Production Consultative and Advisory Committee meetings with management of Short Brothers, Seaplane Works, Rochester, kept by a Mr. Dickenson of the Engineers’ Department, pertaining to industrial relations, closure of works and transfer of operations to Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland 1938-1947 (2 folders) [Guildhall Museum gift deps. 1257 and 1273];

Facsimile plan of Shorts’ Seaplane Works, Willis Avenue, Rochester, showing factory shops, foreshore and deep air raid shelters, c.1942 (1 item, paper);

C.S. Knight, mayor of Rochester’s copy of itinerary for royal visit to Shorts’ Seaplane Works, Willis Avenue, Rochester, with site plans, 1939 (1 folder);

Greetings card bearing colour print of Kenneth Denton’s painting of a Short Brothers’ C Class Empire Canopus flying boat over Rochester 1936, signed by the artist, c.1990 (1 item, paper);

Stencil typescript Short Brothers’ aircraft type and data list 1908-1951 (1 sheaf/6pp.);

Plan of graveyard, High Halstow parish church, compiled by Sarah Cook, Susan Hackett, Tracey Horne and Kathryn Worthen, 1977-1978 (1 roll/83 1/2” x 58” (2120mm x 1479mm)) (call number P167 (additional)) [see also DE83]

Narrative, progress sheets, notes, photographs and facsimile sectional drawing pertaining to renewal of No.2 Rotary Kiln, Cliffe Cement Worls, Alpha Cement Ltd. Cliffe, 1950 (1 folder)

File updated by Borough Archivist 16 March 2006


Date: c.1900-c.1990
Quantity: 1 box, 1 roll
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Additional records of Medway Branch, Dunkirk Veterans’ Association (DVA), meeting at Royal British Legion Club, 78 Livingstone Road, Gillingham, and personal records of Arthur N. Oates of Gillingham, Dunkirk Veteran, comprising:

 

minutes 1999-2000

 

attendance register 1987-1997 (1 volume)

 

register of members giving name, address telephone number, branch number, regiment or branch of service, service number, life number and date of death 1991-2006 (1 volume)

 

2nd. newsletter 1995 (1 sheaf)

 

personal journal of Sergeant Arthur N. Oates of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps kept during the campaign in north west Europe 1944-1945

 

scrapbook containing postcards and mementoes of holiday in Austria, Jugoslavia, Belgium, Holland/Netherlands and Luxembourg, summer 1983 (1 volume)

 

printed matter and circulars pertaining to DVA and Royal Army Service Corps activities 1948-2004 (1 folder)

 

felt burgee issued by Rochester upon Medway City Council to Dunkirk Little Ships on occasion of 50th. anniversary of Dunkirk evacuation 1990 (1 item, fabric)

 

recollections of Arthur Oates, driver and motorcyclist in Royal Army Service Corps, 48th. Division, Dunkirk and England 1940 and Germany 1945, composed c.1995 (3pp.) with circulars and correspondence about Dunkirk Veterans’ Association business, associated printed leaflets and personal photographs of Bayham Abbey, Lamberhurst, Sussex (1975), Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Sussex (1975), Great Witley, Worcestershire, Ledbury, Herefordshire, Allington Lock, Allington and Chatham Dockyard (1975), Charlocote House, Warwickshire, Chester (1978) and Walsingham Abbey, Norfolk (1975) (1 packet);

 

printed matter including reprints of wartime newspapers commemorating evacuation from Dunkirk 1940 and D Day 1944, 1990-1994 (1 bundle)

 

certificate awarded to A.N. Oates, Royal Army Service Corps, by the Town of Dunkirk [1990?] (2 copies) [French] [cf. France]

 

Photographs and newscuttings relating to winding up of branch 1994-2005 (1 bundle)

Deposited 11 September 2007

 

service records of Lance Sergeant Arthur N. Oates of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, with active service edition of the New Testament, printed book of devotions for men on active service, French, Dutch and Belgian pre-war banknotes (4 items in small wallet), diploma issued by French Government to Mr. Oates for service in Normandy 1944-1945 (2003), service sheet for visit of SS Jeremiah O’Brien to Chatham Maritime1994 and photographs and printed matter pertaining to depositor post-war. Includes printed booklet entitled Life of a British PoW in Poland May 31st 1940- April 30  by James Stedman of Gillingham, 1992 and small printed booklet entitled My Faith on Active Service c.1940 and other ephemera

1910-2005

Deposited 11 September 2007

 

1910-2005

Deposited 11 September 2007

 

[Historical note. The depositor was secretary of the Medway Branch DVA 1991-2000 and Treasurer of Lord Kitchener Memorial Home, Chatham 1980-1995]

[For previous deposit see DE742]

File updated by Borough Archivist 2 October 2007


Date: 1944-2006
Quantity: 1 box
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Scrapbook compiled by Charles G. Miller, 17 Rochester Avenue, Rochester, son of Rev. G. Anderson Miller and inscribed by him 21 August 1916 with additions by some later compilers, newspaper cuttings, photographs, letters, postcards, printed leaflets, posters, ephemera and facsimile and original architectural drawings relating to Miller’s family, their church, Rochester Baptist Church, Maidstone Road (later Crow Lane), Rochester, local nonconformist Sunday schools, Kent and Sussex Baptist Association, together with photographs of members of Medway Swimming Club [see also Couchman Collection DE402]

Labelled Miller of Rochester.


Date: 1888-1979
Quantity: 1 volume 14 5/8” x 10 ¼” x 4 ¾” (370mm x 260mm x 120mm)
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Royal Navy or HM Dockyard, Chatham service and personal records of members of the related Phillips family of Gillingham and Strood and Baker family of Strood

 

Arthur George Phillips M37587 of Gillingham and 32 Cambridge Terrace, Strood, Supply Warrant Officer

certificate of service 1923-1943 (1 item)

RN Supply Branch history sheet for A.G. Phillips, 1923-1943 (1 item)

testimonials and service records pertaining to advancement and movements of A.G. Phillips, with some internal branch correspondence pertaining to branch activities at HMS St. Angelo, Malta (1945), 1923, 1943-1946

(1 bundle/56 items/pp.)

Civil Registration certificates for family members 1903-1968 (3 items)

notebook containing record of ports visited on cruises and shore based billets, HMS Ramillies, Sheerness 1923-1924, HMS Royal Oak 1924-1927, HMS Ceres 1927-1929, HMS Wessex 1930-1931 and 1931-1932, Wellesley Nautical School, Blyth, Northumberland 1932-1933, HMS Vindictive 1933, HMS Medway 1933-1935, SS Somersetshire 1935, HMS Marshal Soult 1935, HMS Garland 1936-1938, HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1938-1939, HMS Ganges, Shotley, Suffolk 1939, HMS Litania1939, HMS Elfin 1939-1942, HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1942, HMS Anson 1942-1943 (HMS Iron Duke 1942, HMS Forester[?] 1942-1943, HMS Iron Duke 1943), HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1943-1944, Force L 1944, SS Christian Huygens 1944, SS Ville d’Oran 1944, HMS St. Angelo, Malta 1944-1946 and SS Ascania 19461923-1946 (1 booklet)

photograph album containing views of former German giant floating dock at Malta, showing HMS Royal Oak docking with tugs, c.1926 x c.1927; fancy dress group; HMS Ceres dance and concert band The Cereans, Malta 1929; HMS Ceres concert party groups 1929; HMS Ceres at sea c.1929; HMS Ceres alongside, Malta 1928; damaged bows of HMS Caledon after collision with SS Anates, seen from HMS Calypso 1928; artist’s reconstructions of HMS Caledon/ SS Anates collision events; HMS Ceres entering Malta 1927; Forth Bridge, Lothian/Fife, Scotland and the Battle Squadron, Atlantic Fleet in line ahead 1925; montage of HMS Ramillies c.1923; battle squadron steaming line ahead c.1923; HMS Royal Oak, forward gun turrets and forecastle in heavy seas c.1926; HMS Royal oak leaving Portsmouth, Hampshire 1924; HMS Royal Oak at Malta c.1924; HMS Royal Oak [?] firing a broadside c.1924; forward gun turrets, forecastle and spotter plane, HMS Royal Oak, Gibraltar 1925; warships including HMS Royal Oak [?] and submarines alongside or at anchor, Trieste, Italy 1926; group of ratings on run ashore from HMS Royal Oak, Kavala, Greece 1926; destroyers of the former Imperial German Navy aground at Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands c.1924 x c.1926; group of Supply Branch officers and senior ratings, HMS Ramillies, ship’s waist c.1924; informal group of ship’s company, ship’s waist, HMS Ramillies c.1924; junior ratings, ship’s waist, HMS Ramillies, Gibraltar 1924; group of officers and senior ratings with bread-baking trophy, ship’s waist, HMS Royal Oak 1925; ship’s waist, HMS Royal Oak, off Algiers, Algeria, Africa 1925; junior ratings and Royal Marines of HMS Royal Oak at Cartagena market, Murcia, Spain 1925; Phillips and PO on ship’s waist, HMS Royal Oak [?] c.1925; Phillips and colleagues ashore, Algeria or Greece [?] c.1925; Phillips, colleagues and local inhabitants ashore at Kavala, Greece 1926; informal aquatic sports and picnic group of HMS Royal Oak ship’s company and Royal Marines ashore at Budrum, Turkey 1926; group of HMS Ceres winners of All Comers’ Race 1928 includes Commander VAC Crutchley VC; HMS Medway c.1933 x c.1935; HMS Medway Supply Branch’s issue of Christmas cakes 1932; concert party groups HMS Ceres [?] off Malta [?], c.1928-c.1929; daymen’s whaler, HMS Medway 1933; HMS Garland at sea 1935; HMS Garland oiling at sea, viewed from HMS Queen Elizabeth1936; HMS Garland dressed overall c.1936; ship’s company, HMS Garland at Gibraltar 1936; funeral procession, victims of HMS Hunter mining, Gibraltar 1937; HMS HUnter arriving at Gibraltar1937; mass grave and coffins of German sailors from Deutschland [cf. Lutzow] at Gibraltar 1937; a Gunnery Branch PO [Cyril Phillips?] c.1937; wedding group c.1937; Phillips and junior rating Malta c.1937; Phillips and junior rating Malta 1928; Phillips and two Supply Branch colleagues c.1937;hoisting in Walrus, HMS Anson  1942; HMS Anson at sea, forward guns in action 1942; staff officers and civilians, Force L Headquarters, Southwold, Suffolk 1944; HMS Marshal Soult at anchor c.1935; submarine HMS L71 under steam c.1935; demonstration of rescue by Breeches Buoy from HMS Marshal Soult to harbour jetty c.1935; Phillips on leave with Mrs. Phillips and friend or relation, Ramsgate [?] c.1937; Phillips in tropical uniform, Hong Kong 1933; chart of HMS Bulldog’s second Summer cruise 1934

(1 volume/89 photographs)

naval stores book used as photograph album containing views of HMS Royal Oak’s Atlantic Fleet’s regatta crew receiving rum ration in camp at Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland July 1925; trophies; news-cutting regarding same; steam launch alongside at Rosyth, Fife, Scotland 1925; HMS Ceres concert party and ratings, Ghein Tuffeia, Malta 1929; Cairo, Egypt 1926; Pyramids and Sphynx, Cairo, Egypt; local inhabitants, Egypt 1926; concert party and ratings in harbour, Malta 1929; church, Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain 1924; HMS Ramillies and Revenge off Folkestone 1923; landing liberty men at Weymouth, Dorset 1923; HMS Resolution in Palma Bay, Majorca, Spain 1926; on board HMS Ramillies off Pontevedra and Gibraltar 1924; warships in Rosia Bay and Gibraltar Bay, Gibraltar 1924; HMS Royal Oak in rough seas in Gulf of Lyons, France/Mediterranean 1926; HMS Ramillies with HMS Warspite and Malaya ahead in the Bay of Biscay, Atlantic 1924; members of HMS Royal Oak ship’s company and lady friends at Bournemouth, Hampshire 1924, Argostoli, Kefalonia, Greece 1926 and Malta 1927; on board HMS Ceres at Malta 1928; senior ratings at Torquay, Devon 1931; on board HMS Wessex at Ilfracombe, Devon 1931; HMS Westcott at sea 1931; 6th. Flotilla leaving Rosyth 1931; Royal Fleet Auxiliary War Mehtar at Chatham Dockyard 1931; newscuttings on Atlantic Fleet’s Spring cruise 1932; Phillips at home with wife and parents or in-laws, 1931-1932; on vacation with family at Eastbourne, Sussex 1932; group of RN Supply Branch, HMS Pembroke, Chatham 1932; wife and parents or in-laws 1932; HMS Medway at Miyajima, Japan 1933; submarines alongside HMS Medway, Hong Kong 1933; submarines alongside HMS Medway at Wei Hai Wei, China 1933; HMS Phoenix coming alongside [1933 x 1934]; HMS Phoenix submerged, Wei Hai Wei 1934; torpedoes in the fore well deck, HMS Medway 1934; Chinese junks; SS Chusan wrecked on rocks at Wei Hai Wei 1932; Chinese funeral procession, Hong Kong 1934; English church, cemetery, signal tower, old fortress, and naval facilities, Wei Hai Wei; coastal scenes, Kowloon and Hong Kong; local inhabitants, Hong Kong; old German forts and sights, Tsing Tau [cf. Qingdau], China; Phillips and senior ratings  on board HMS Medway at Wei Hai Wei 1933; diver’s launch and recovery of old torpedo, Wei Hai Wei 1934; scenes in Cheefoo, China 1934; scenes in Peking 1934; Miyajima, Japan 1934; Manilla, Philippines 1934; Jesselton, British North Borneo [cf. Sarawak] 1934; Tokyo, Japan 1934; Nagasaki, Japan 1934; Kobe and native inhabitants, especially members of the fairer sex, Japan; more views of Miyajima, Japan; ship’s company picnic, Skiathos, Greece 1928; family at home 1935; PO Cyril Phillips 1937; wedding day 1935; at home 1935; with family at Sheerness 1937; HMS Garland seen from HMS Arethusa between Barcelona, Spain and Marseilles, France 1936; HMS Ardent and Worcester after collision, Malta 1937; PO Cyril Phillips and lady friend 1941; HMS Garland in rough seas 1937; senior ratings 1936; Phillips on board HMS Garland 1936; the manners of Japan; Palma, Majorca, Spain 1936; Malaga, Falangists and scenes from the Spanish Civil War 1937; Barcelona, Spain 1936; Miyajima, Japan 1935; HM King George VI arriving on board HMS Anson and inspecting divisions, with Admiral Tovey and Vice Admiral Frazer, Scapa Flow, Orkney Islands, Scotland 1943; HM King George VI crossing over to HMS Hindustani with Admiral Tovey; accountant staff on board HMS Anson 1943 (x 2); HMS Anson weather deck and guns frozen over, Arctic convoy, Christmas Day 1942 (x 2); Lieutenant Commander Cochrane on the forecastle [?] Christmas Day 1942; Daymen’s Mess fancy dress party group, Christmas Day 1942; senior ratings stowing brushes on board at Scapa Flow 1942; stores staff including Sub Lieutenant McAvoy on board, Scapa Flow 1942; marching contingent of Women’s Royal Naval Service, Blyth 1941; WRNS divisions being inspected by HRH The Duchess of Kent; groups of WRNS, Blyth 1942; groups of senior ratings, HMS St. Angelo, Malta 1945; HMS Belfast in Bighi Bay, Malta 1946; Royal Naval Hospital Bighi, Malta 1945; Merchant Navy and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve officers on board SS Ville d’Oran on passage from Naples, Italy to Malta 1944; officers, senior ratings and WRNS ratings ashore in Malta 1944; HMS St. Angelo, Malta 1938; HMS Anson and Vengeance illuminated off Malta on occasion of Victory in Europe Day 1945; groups of senior ratings, Malta 1945

(1 volume/441 photographs/cuttings)

naval stores book used as photograph album containing views of fireworks over Grand Harbour, Valetta, Malta showing Fort St. Elmo, HMS Armada, Fort Ricasoli, RNH Bighi, HMS Trafalgar, Marne, Meteor, Brecon, on occasion of Victory over Japan Day (15 August 1945); front page of Times of Malta reporting Japan’s acceptance of peace terms 15 August 1945; crowds in Palace Square, Valetta, Malta on VJ Day; Fort Ricasoli, Malta 15 August 1945; motor torpedo boats and HMS Gregale in Pieta Creek, Malta 15 August 1945; HMS St. Angelo, Malta 15 August 1945; Sliema Creek, Malta 15 August 1945; senior ratings relaxing in Malta 1944; Master at Arms Donaldson on his wedding day, Malta 1945; Phillips and family members at home 1942; HMS Speedwell 1946; family members in London c.1940; Phillips and his wife in Margate 1938; Phillips and a junior rating on board HMS Garland in dry dock, Malta 1938; group of junior rates and senior rate reading South China Morning Post [?] Sports Sepecial, on signal bridge, HMS Medway, Hong Kong 1935

1 volume (42 photographs)

loose photographs supplemental to above albums comprising studio and individual portraits of Phillips and group photographs of Phillips and naval colleagues, family members, warships, and employees and delivery vans of Dale and Son, 30-32 High Street, Rochester, grocers c.1915-c.1946 (1 bundle/41 items)

photograph of Homeward Bound public house, Gas House Lane, Rochester, surrounded by flood water c.1953 (1 item)

Phillips’ wedding photographs 1935 (3 items) studio photograph of Edwardian lady, possibly Harriet Maud Phillips c.1910 (1 item)

postcard photographs of St. Mary’s Church, Higham, Higham Canal and barge and Railway Tavern, Higham c.1910 (3 items) 

Cyril Henry Phillips C/J109785 of 11 Holmside Avenue, Gillingham, Petty Officer (died on active service 27 February 1942), comprising:

 

Admiralty death certificate 1942, certificate of the Inspector of Seamen’s Wills 1942, gunnery history sheet 1926-1937, certificate of educational test Part I 1926 and certificate of service 1924-1942 (5 items, paper)

 

Photograph album containing views of the destruction by fire of SS Ausonia with HMS Queen Elizabeth in attendance, Arab woman and child, HMS Hood and HMRY Victoria and Albert, HMS Bulldog, Alexandria and the Pyramids, Egypt, HMS Porpoise, 4th. Destroyer Flotilla, Cyprus, Haifa, Mount Carmel, and Jerusalem, Palestine, seaplanes, torpedo and depth charge exercises, gun crew closed up on board HMS Bulldog, Famagusta, Cyprus, HMS Blanche, ratings’ concert party groups 1935, engine spaces, HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Bulldog in dock, HMS Bulldog, dogs and members of the ship’s company alongside, recovering crashed seaplane, aircraft and naval ratings at Mersa Matruh, Egypt, hospital ship and torpedo carrying biplanesc.1933-c.1936

1 volume (127 photographs)

 

studio photograph of Leading Seaman Cyril Phillips in tropical square rig, Malta c.1935 (1 item)

 

HMS bulldog in Grand Harbour Valetta, Malta c.1935 (1 item)

 

George Albert Baker of Montfort Road (and later 32 and 56 Cambridge Road), Strood, comprising:

 

apprenticeship indenture of George Albert Baker of Montfort Road to James Little of Strood and Frindsbury as shipwright and bargebuilder, 1900 (1 membrane)

 

HM Dockyard, Chatham card indemnifying Baker as a member of a reserved occupation, c.1917 (1 item, card)

 

certificate of service under the Admiralty of G.A. Baker, shipwright, Constructive Department, HM Dockyard 1919 (1 item)

 

marriage certificate of G.A. Baker and Elizabeth Martha Gardiner, St. Nicholas, Strood 1910 (1 item)

Date: 1900-1946
Quantity: Pending
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Items of varying provenance transferred from the Local Studies Unit, Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, comprising:

 

Printed book entitled Random Recollections of Woodland, Fen and Hill by J.W. Tutt c.1895, inscribed A.C. Holliday, 1 Mitre Road, Rochester and Duffryn House, New Road, Nantyglo (Rantyglo), Monmouthshire, containing newscuttings about hopfields 1941, studio photograph of Tutt, letter from J. Herbert Tutt, Coopers Hill, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, author’s son 1944, returned letter from Holliday to Tutt junior 1951 and letters news articles by Holliday pertaining to Tutt senior including Rambles in Welsh Valleys 1941-1942

Formerly at Gillingham Public Library

1 volume with loose enclosures

c.1895; c.1941-c.1951

 

Letter from Lewis Levy, 16 Kingswood Villas, Gillingham, to [A.A.?] Arnold [Cobhambury, Cobham], thanking him for assistance and describing bad weather, 1 March 1925

1 p.

 

Printed flyer advertising Edwin Harris’ Olde Curiostie Shoppe, 89 (later 151) High Street, Rochester, in style parodying the Court of Pie Powder, Rochester

1908

1 p.

 

Printed article or off-print entitled Surveys of the English Coast 1779-1793: from records of reports made by the Inspector of Royal Artillery on the Coast Defences of England, by Major A.E. Macrae, bound with newcuttings and typescript and MS notes by Thomas [?] Blomfield or P.F. Hogg on early guns and the Medway forts, together with forts at Tilbury, Essex and Brighthelmstone, Sussex (including newscutting entitled Old cannons in Rochester, Chatham and Brompton, Chatham Observer, by Edwin Harris, 1929)

Hogg Collection [see also DE263, DE292, DE303, DE346 and DE913]

Formerly at Chatham Library

c.1929-c.1950

1 booklet

 

File on Gillingham Town Centre Plan: objections and amendments, 1981

1 folder

Formerly at Gillingham Library

 

Printed pamphlet entitled Report on the Borough of Chatham with a description of the proposed boundary, Session 1831-1832, with map

1 folder

2 copies

Formerly at Rochester Library ref. VF CHA352.0072

 

Kent River Authority Fishery Byelaws 1970

1 folder

Formerly at Gillingham Library ref. K445KEM

 

MS monograph entitled A tale or legend of Rochester Castle in the olden time by an inhabitant of modern Rochester

1855

Author Miss Anne Stone, daughter of Mr. H. Stone of Hall Place, Bexley, banker

Presented to Eastgate House Museum, Rochester by Miss Elizabeth Newnham, 4 Wayville Road, Dartford 1949

1 booklet

 

Stencil typescript transcript of: architectural survey by Robert Smirke of Stratford Place, London of Rochester Cathedral (1825); the opinion of James Savage of 34 Walbrook, London on the tower (1826); and personal journal of Robert Stevens DD, Dean of Rochester on the repair of Rochester Cathedral by Lewis Nockalls Cottingham (1825-1826)

1 booklet

Compiled 1972

 

Printed book entitled Fawkham: The Story of a Kentish Village by W. Frank Proudfoot 1951

Presented to Kent Archives Office by the author 1951

De-accessioned from the parish records by Kent County Council and transferred to Medway Archives.

Former reference P157/28/14 [part]

Previously in the Medway Archives office library, ref. OA/LIB/88

1 volume

 

Apprenticeship indenture of James Moore, son of John Moore of Strood, mariner, bound to Thomas Boucher of Rochester, fisherman and dredgerman and hoyman

Witnessed by Thomas Patten, attorney and notary, Rochester

Donated by Mr. A. Torry of Dartford to Dartford Library 1960

Transferred from Dartford Library 2008

1825

1 membrane

 

Assignment of James Moore as apprentice from George Telfer of Strood Intra, fisherman and dredgerman (being about to leave the City) to Richard Wildish of Strood Intra, fisherman and dredgerman (reciting previous assignment of James Moore from Thomas Boucher of Rochester, fisherman and dredgerman and hoyman to Telfer in 1827)

Witnessed by Richard Prall and Richard Harper, clerks to Mr. Boys of Rochester, solicitor

Donated by Mr. A. Torry of Dartford to Dartford Library 1960

Transferred from Dartford Library 2008

1828

1 item, paper

 

Oath of James Moore, fisherman and dredgerman on admission to the Freedom of the City of Rochester

Donated by Mr. A. Torry of Dartford to Dartford Library 1960

Transferred from Dartford Library 2008

1 membrane

1834


Date: 1825-1972
Quantity: 5 volumes/booklets, 5 items/packets, 3 folders
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Additional records of Medway Navigation Company, successor authorities and the Kirby family of Tonbridge, comprising:

 

Map of Upper River Medway between Maidstone Bridge and Forest Row (Forestrow), Brambletye, Sussex, surveyed by John Bowra of Tonbridge

With key to stone bridges, timber bridges, foot bridges, wears and locks

1739

8’ 2” x 2’ 2 ½”

Parchment segments

 

Cash book 1740-1757 (1 volume)

 

Minute book 1740-1765 (1 volume)

 

Index to Medway Conservancy minute books 1-6 (1765-1842), compiled c.1850 (1 volume)

 

Index to Medway Conservancy minute books 7 (1842) onwards, compiled c.1875 (1 volume)

 

Lock-keeper’s copy of printed Act of Parliament entitled An Act for repealing an Act passed in the Thirty-second Year of His present Majesty’s Reign, for improving the Navigation of the River Medway, from the Town of Maidstone, through the several Parishes of Maidstone, Boxley, Allington, and Aylesford, in the County of Kent; and for the better and more effectually improving the Navigation of the said River 22 June 1822

1 volume

 

Printed pamphlet comprising Upper Medway Navigation and Conservancy Act 1914

(1 pamphlet)

 

Printed item comprising Mr. Friend’s copy of Minutes of evidence taken before the committee on the Medway Navigation Bill in the House of Commons, session 1836 with covering letter from W.H. Poole, 44 Earl Street, Maidstone, architect and surveyor, to John Arkcoll Esq., Foley House, Maidstone 1912

(2 items)

 

Scrapbook containing newscuttings and 5 picture postcards, pertaining to the Upper Medway Internal Drainage Board and River Medway 1934-1938

(1 volume and loose enclosures)

 

Binder containing classification of river traffic merchandise; Canal Rates, Tolls and Charges No.2 (Bridgewater [sic] etc and Canals) Order Confirmation Act 1894; cutting from The Times 19 January 1915; typescript list of lighters belonging to William Cory and Son Ltd., Rochester; and Upper Medway Conservancy bill for barge tolls to a Mr. Hutson

(1 binder)

 

Typescript Kent River Board Upper Medway Division River Eden and Edenbrook report on sluices by divisional engineer 1958

(1 booklet)

 

Photographs (some aerial) mainly of flooding at points along the Upper River Medway 1960

(1 folder/15 panels)

 

Printed linen notices warning against prosecution for damage to Board’s property c.1920

(3 sheets)

 

Photograph of bridge over marshy ground, four men present, photographer R. Hider, Sheerness, c.1910

 

Photograph of bridge and village with bystanders, photographer R. Hider, Sheerness, c.1910

 

Photograph of workmen constructing lock gates [?], East Peckham [?], photographer R. Hider, Sheerness, c.1910

 

Photograph of bridge at East Peckham, with bystanders, photographer R. Hider, Sheerness c.1910

 

Photograph of tug Keaton towing barge Beaver from Maidstone to Tonbridge with official party on board on occasion of official opening of navigation after completion of reconstruction under Upper Medway Navigation and Conservancy Act 1911, photographer B.C. Flemens, 191 High Street, Tonbridge 31 August 1915

 

Photograph of East Farleigh bridge, weir and lock c.1930 mounted on card 36” x 21 ½”

 

Photographs of the flood of 19 November 1911 at East Farleigh, Teston Lock, Stoneham Lock,  Wateringbury Bridge, Branbridges (East Peckham) and Hampstead Lock, Yalding, exposed 21 November 1911

9 items mounted on one card (UFP) Only photocopies can be accessed

 

Photographs of River Eden flooded 1968 (1 wallet)

 

Title deeds and litigation papers 1742-1929 (2 bundles)

 

Correspondence between Ministry of Labour and National Service and Kent Rivers Catchment Board, Maidstone, concerning named employees, reserved occupation status, conscription and reinstatement after war service c.1942-c.1947

1 bundle

 

Copy of William Chadwell Mylne and John Walker’s report on the Medway Navigation of 1829, copy made c.1852

(1 sheaf)

 

family scrapbook of Kirby family of Bishop Auckland, County Durham, King’s Heath, Birmingham and later of Southborough, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells c.1900-c.1984 (1 volume)

 

Volume labelled stores book, Upper Medway Conservancy containing religious homilies [Methodist?] and Biblical quotations and loose enclosures including blank timekeeper’s reports and Upper Medway Internal Drainage Board stationery c.1920 (1 volume)

 

photographs partly Kirby or Spires family related [?], , including verse, pencil drawings and watercolours 18th. Century-1970s

(1 bundle)

 

Commonplace book, containing aphorisms, homilies, verse and engravings c.1860-c.1910

1 volume [mutilated]

 

Sale particulars possibly connected with Tonbridge Cottage Property Ltd., photographs and plans of the River Medway and printed matter 1836-1975

(1 bundle)

 

[Archivist’s note. This collection appears to have been passed down from John W. Kirby (died 1944), collector of the Upper Medway Internal Drainage Board and who was also connected with the Medway Conservancy Board, to Kirby or Spires family. J.W. Kirby was a Methodist lay minister and an accountant and secretary of Tonbridge Cottage Property Ltd.]

ISAD (G) reference and call no.: S/MN (additional) and DE1192 unofficial. Collection currently uncatalogued. Extent: 3 fl.bxs


Date: 1739-1984
Quantity: As above
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Additional records of the City of Rochester Society and records donated to the City of Rochester Society, as arranged and numbered by their honorary archivist, comprising:

correspondence relating to fight against Southern Loop Road, Rochester, Southern Loop Road Enquiry Committee 1964-1968 (2 bundles);
Scheduled buildings file, containing descriptions of buildings of architectural or historical interest in Rochester High Street and Churchfields, with extracts from printed histories pertaining to Rochester, c.1973 (1 folder);

architectural drawings of Charles W.W. Thompson FRIBA FSI of Bank Chambers, 40 High Street, Rochester, chartered and registered architect and registered surveyor, and assistants including Leslie J. Thurlow, for works in Rochester, Chatham, Hoo St. Werburgh, Shorne, Cobham, Cuxton, Maidstone, Sandling, Cranbrook, Crayford, Beckenham (all Kent), Crowborough, Sussex and some unkown locations probably also in Kent or Sussex, 1913-1955 comprising (series A-C):

Series DE779/A/1-80 (office copies)

Series DE779/A/1. Proposed house, The Dell, Maidstone for Arthur Crick, 1932. Two sheets, site plans, drainage plan, sectons, elevations and plans.
Series DE779/A/2. Alterations to the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Children’s Home [Pembroke House], 11 Oxford Road, Gillingham 1947. Three sheets, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/3. Proposed lodge to above 1946. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/4. Proposed cottage, Boarshead, Crowborough, Sussex 1939. Two sheets, site plan and elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/5. Perspectival army camp layout, Ivan M. Bellamy 1940. Rural setting in aerial perspective, showing in background Roman road and river with range of hills beyond, location not stated. Two sheets. Watercolours.
Series DE779/A/6. Barnard's Music Hall [New Palace of Varieties], 107-109 High Street, Chatham 1934. Annotated to effect premises burnt out on 18 May 1934 and surveyed after fire on 29 May 1934. Two sheets giving elevation, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/7. Block plan of Watts' Charity properties i.e. [estates] in Chatham with Barnard’s Music Hall 1934. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/8. Conversion of 118-120 Borstal Road, Rochester into one house for Mr. C.W.W. Thompson, 1939. Nine sheets.
Series DE779/A/9. Proposed covered entrance to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, New Road, Rochester 1923. One sheet with longitudinal section, front elevation and transverse section and photograph of existing entrance from street showing pillars, donations box, iron gates and main door.
Series DE779/A/10. Proposed cottage, Borstal Road Rochester, 1932. One sheet. Plus 11 detail drawings, double-sided.
Series DE779/A/11. Proposed cottage, Borstal Road, Rochester, 1933. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/12. Pictorial view of E.J. Whittaker, tailor's shop, corner of Military Road (no. 28) and The Brook, Chatham 1935, by L. Thurlow. Showing Royal Navy junior rating in square rig looking at window display.
Series DE779/A/13. Cottage and farm buildings, Clements Reach, Meopham for A.R. Arnold, including oast houses, 1932. One sheet, elevations, plans and details.
Series DE779/A/14. Country House, Hollywood Lane, Wainscott, Frindsbury for Mrs E.L. Hitchcock JP, 1922. Four sheets, elevations, sections and plans with gates detail.
Series DE779/A/15. Proposed auction hall and garages at Barton Road, Strood for Messrs. Dakers and Sons, 1929. One sheet, site plan, sections and elevations.
Series DE779/A/16. Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester 1931. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/17. Elevations and details of old shop fronts, Globe Lane Chatham 1933. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/18. Pen and ink drawing of gates for Borstal Institute swimming baths, Rochester, Leslie J. Thurlow, 1935. One sheet, showing lady motorist and her parked car.
Series DE779/A/19. Additions to ‘Greenacres’, Borstal for Henry Brown 1938. One sheet, elevation, sections and details.
Series DE779/A/20. Proposed cottage, Gravesend Road, Strood for J.W. Thompson 1936. One sheet, site plan, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/21. Proposed house, Gravesend Road, Strood for J.W. Thompson 1936. One sheet, elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/22. Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester 1932. One sheet, elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/23. Proposed house at Shorne for Captain Whittington-Ince Royal Navy (RN) 1937. Two sheets, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/24. Proposed rebuilding of the Star Inn public house, Star Corner, Star Hill, Rochester for Budden and Biggs Brewery, 1926. One sheet, elevation, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/25. Proposed new shopfront at 170 High Street, Rochester for J.J. Trice, house furnishers and upholsterers, 1937. One sheet, elevation, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/26. Bathroom and Drainage, Gore Green Farmhouse, Lower Higham for Mr. H.B. MIller, 1955. One sheet, site plan, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/27. Proposed bungalow, Cleave Road, Gillingham for G.H. Patman, 1951. One sheet, elevations, sections and plan.
Series DE779/A/28. Proposed cottage, Higham, for E.W. Stephens, 1927. One sheet, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/29. Proposed house for Mark Packer, Maidstone Road, Chatham 1936. One sheet, site plan, section, elevations and plans.
Series DE779/A/30. Proposed verandahs, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, New Road, Rochester 1919. One sheet, elevation, cross section and plans.
Series DE779/A/31. Block of business premises, Star Hill Corner, Rochester 1926, for Mr. E. Basset Willis. Three sheets, elevation, sections, plans and details.
Series DE779/A/32. The Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE) Working Men's Club and Institute, 49-51 Balmoral Road, Gillingham 1948. One sheet, plans, elevation and sections.
Series DE779/A/33. Borstal Manor, Manor Lane, Borstal 1934. One sheet, elevation, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/34. Proposed new bathroom, ‘Glyndon’, Borstal Road, Rochester, for E. Scoones Esq., 1911. One sheet, elevation, plans and section.
Series DE779/A/35. Proposed House, Round Street, Cobham, for R.C. Wood Esq., 1913. Two sheets, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/36. Proposed Conversion into flats of ’Saye’ and ‘Sele’ Houses, Castle Hill, Rochester for Miss Haymen, 1926. One sheet, elevation and plans.
Series DE779/A/37. Proposed country house, Sandling for Miss M.B.B. Farrow, 1924. Two sheets, block plan, drainage plan, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/38. Block plan and elevations of ‘Linwood House’, Woodstock Road, Strood, for Miss V.K. Haines 1938. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/39. Proposed new branch library, Crayford 1937, for Kent County Council Education Committee. Two sheets, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/40. Proposed additions to ‘Bleakwood’, Walderslade, for Dr. Harold A. Barnes, 1926 Two sheets, block plan, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/41. Proposed house, Nashenden Road, Borstal, for Mr. T. Topping, 1934. One sheet, elevations, plans and section.
Series DE779/A/42. Proposed house, Woodstock Road, Strood. Mr A.G. Ring 1925. One sheet, block plan, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/43. ‘Stone Bridge House’, Hoo St. Werburgh 1935. One sheet, plans and elevations.
Series DE779/A/44. Proposed house, Brabourne Rise Park, Langley, Beckenham, for R.E. Bone Esq., 1934. One sheet, elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/45. Proposed house, Priestfields, Rochester. Mrs G.M. Horsnail 1938. One sheet, site plan, elevations and plans.
Series DE779/A/46. Proposed additional storey, 28 Military Road, Chatham. Mr. E.J. Whitaker, naval, military and civil outfitters and tailors, 1935. One sheet, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/47. Proposed alteration to 19 High Street, Strood, for C.L. Levy, 1935. One sheet, elevation, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/48. Proposed extension to Royal Naval (RN) & [Royal] Marine (M) [RM] Maternity Nursing Home [Canada House], Alexandra Road [cf. Barnsole Road], Gillingham 1935. One sheet, elevations, section and plans, interior details on rear.
Series DE779/A/49. Proposed new showroom, 108 High Street, Strood, for Messrs. Goodsell and Frid, motor engineers, 1931. One sheet, block plan, elevation and plans.
Series DE779/A/50. Front door and case, 83 High Street, Rochester, for Ocean Accident and Guarantee Corporation Ltd., 1931. One sheet, elevation and section.
Series DE779/A/51. Proposed alterations and additions to 83 High Street, Rochester for The Ocean Accident Guarantee Insurance Corporation Ltd., 1931. One sheet plus above item; elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/52. Site plans, Westminster Bank formerly L.C.W.& Parr’s Bank, 40 High Street, Rochester, 1922. One sheet.
Series DE779/A/53. Public Baths, Esplanade, Rochester for Richard Watts' Charity 1929. Two sheets, plans, section and elevation.
Series DE779/A/54. Proposed and existing billiards room and hall, etc., The Amalgamated Society of Engineers (ASE) Club and Institute, 49-51 Balmoral Road, Gillingham 1922. Three sheets, plans, sections and elevations.
Series DE779/A/55. Proposed houses, Watling Street, Strood, for Mr. J. Lenton, Miss M. Smitherman 1938. One sheet, site plan, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/56. Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester, for Charles W.W. Thompson, 1932. One sheet, elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/57. Proposed cottage, Borstal Road, Rochester c.1940. Two sheets, elevations, section and plans. Elevations and section on rear.
Series DE779/A/58. Proposed addition to ‘Lisfannon', Goddington Road, Strood, for Robert H. Cooper, 1924 One sheet, block plan, elevation and plans.
Series DE779/A/59. Proposed house, Peartree Lane, Shorne for Robert Pratt, 1931. One sheet, site plan, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/60. Proposed addition to ‘Rest Harrow’, Round Street, Cobham for Reginald C. Wood, 1935. One sheet, elevation, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/61. Alterations to Long Reach Cottage, Shorne Ridgeway, Commander A Day, Royal Navy (RN), 1935. One sheet, elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/62. Proposed house, Queen’s Avenue, Maidstone for W. Duffield, 1935. Two sheets, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/63. Proposed house, Maidstone Road, Chatham for Charles B. Durrant, 1935. One sheet, elevations, plans and section.
Series DE779/A/64. Proposed reinstatement of damaged front, 101 High Street, Strood for Messrs. Camburn and Cornelius, grocers, 1938. One sheet, elevations, sections and plans.
Series DE779/A/65. Proposed rebuilding of works foremans cottage and works manager's house, The Gas Works, Gas House Road, Rochester, 1938. One sheet, elevations, plans and section; details on rear.
Series DE779/A/66. Proposed new showrooms for Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Company at Rainham, 1929. Two sheets, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/67. Proposed house, Priestfields, Rochester for Captain H.P.W.G. Murray, Royal Navy (RN), 1935. Two sheets, plans, elevations and section, detail of roof eaves on rear.
Series DE779/A/68. Proposed additional nurses quarters, Royal Naval (RN) & [Royal] Marine (M) [RM] Maternity Home [Canada House], Barnsole Road [cf. Alexandra Road], Gillingham, 1937. One sheet, site plan, plans, elevations and section.
Series DE779/A/69. Proposed residence, Woodstock Road, Strood for Mr. C. J. Robertson, 1929. One sheet, site plan, section, elevations and plans.
Series DE779/A/70. Proposed reconstruction of The Royal Sailors Club, Military Road, Chatham, 1949. Two sheets, plans, elevations and sections.
Series DE779/A/71. Proposed house, Church Street, Lower Higham, for Mrs. M. Dartnall, 1926. One sheet: elevations, plans and section.
Series DE779/A/72. Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester for Charles W.W. Thompson, 1931. One sheet: site plan, elevations, section and plans.
Series DE779/A/73. Proposed new front on North Foreland public house, 325 High Street, Rochester, 1912. One sheet: elevation, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/74. Proposed conversion, 92 Borstal Road, Rochester, 1960. Three sheets: site plan, plans and sections. (Charles W.W. Thompson, 116 Borstal Road, Rochester, surveyor).
Series DE779/A/75. Proposed cottage, Allhallows Road, Hoo St. Werburgh, for Mrs. M. T. Beaumont, 1935. One sheet: site plan, elevations, plans and section. Details on rear.
Series DE779/A/76. Proposed weekend cottage, Blue Bell Hill, Chatham, for E. J. Payne, 1923. Two sheets, block plans, elevations, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/77. Proposed house, Priestfield[s] Avenue, Rochester for Gerald Morris, 1927. One sheet: elevations, plans and section.
Series DE779/A/78. Proposed residence, Maidstone Road, Rochester for J. E. Elvy, 1922. One sheet: block plan, elevation, plans and sections.
Series DE779/A/79. Proposed convenience, St. Margaret's Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Rochester [for Rochester City Council as Burial Authority], 1924. One sheet: site plan showing central tower and Episcopal and Nonconformist chapels, elevations and sections.
Series DE779/A/80. Proposed additional bedroom, Vines Cottage, Maidstone Road, Rochester for Miss E. Norton, 1924. One sheet: elevations, plans and section.

Series DE779/B/1-102 (Drawings on starched linen and tracing paper, some being of the above properties. One drawing unless stated otherwise.)

DE779 series B/1. ‘Lynwood’, Woodstock Road, Strood for Miss V. K. Haines, 1938. 1 sheet, site plan and elevations.
DE779 series B/2. House, King Edward Road, Rochester for Mr. Sydney Schollar, 1955. 1 sheet, site plan, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/3. Business Premises, High Street, Strood for Edwin Archer, 1920. 1 sheet, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/4. House ‘The Dell’, Maidstone for Arthur Crick, 1932. 1 sheet, site plans and drainage plan.
DE779 series B/5. Proposed village hall, Borstal, 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plan.
DE779 series B/6. Proposed house, Priestfields, Rochester for Captain H.P.W.G. Murray, Royal Navy (RN), 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, secion and plans.
DE779 series B/7. Proposed house at Forge Lane, Higham for Mr. V. I. Hayhow, 1951. 1 sheet: elevations and plans. Tracing paper.
DE779 series B/8. Proposed house at Bunters Hill, Wainscott, Frindsbury for A. E. Whitebread, 1939. 1 sheet, site plan, elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/9. Proposed house at Shorne for Captain Whittington Ince, Royal Navy (RN). Two designs. 2 sheets: elevations, sections and plans, 1937.
DE779 series B/10. Proposed additions to ‘Greenacres’, Borstal for Henry Brown, 1938. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/11. Proposed larder, ‘Little Tuckers’, Shorne for J. W. Thompson, 1939. 1 sheet, site plan, block plan, elevation, section and plan.
DE779 series B/12. Propsoed sign for Castle Tavern, Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey. Meux Brewery Co. Ltd., 1938. Two sheets, tracing paper: elevations.
DE779 series B/13. Proposed house, Priestfields, Rochester for Mrs. G. M. Horsnail, 1938. 1 sheet: site plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/14. House, Upper Luton Road, Chatham for Mr. Sturges, 1938. 1 sheet, site plan, block plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/15. Proposed pair Houses, Watling Street, Strood for Mr. J. Lenton & Miss M. Smitherman, 1938. 1 sheet: site plan, elevatons, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/16. City of Rochester Housing Scheme, Frindsbury site, 1919. 1 sheet: elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/17. Proposed country house, Sandling for Miss M.B.B. Farrow, 1924. Two sheets: block plan, drainage plan, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/18. Proposed alterations ‘Long Reach’ cottage, Shorne Ridgeway for Commander A. Day, Royal Navy (RN), 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/19. Proposed house at Priestfields, Rochester for L.E.D. Darley, 1949. 1 sheet: site plan, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/20. Proposed addition to ‘Lisfannon’, Goddington Road, Strood for Robert H. Cooper, 1924. 1 sheet: block plan, elevations, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/21 Addition to ‘Rest Harrow’, Round Street, Cobham for Reginald C. Wood, 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/22 Proposed pair farm cottages, Tile Barn Farm, Hoo St. Werburgh for T.A. Crawford, 1951. 1 sheet: site plan, section, elevations and plans
DE779 series B/23 Proposed bathroom, ‘Hillyfield’, Higham for J.L. Wright, 1956. 1 sheet: elevation, section and plans.
DE779 series B/24 Proposed detached house, Three Crutches Lane, Strood/Higham for Major G. Stubbs, Royal Army Pay Corps (RAPC) 1952. 1 sheet: site plan, block plan, elevations, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/25 Proposed house, Gravesend Road, Strood for J.W. Thompson 1936. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/26 Cottage, Gravesend Road, Strood for J.W. Thompson, 1936. 1 sheet: site plan, elevatons, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/27 Proposed rebuilding shops, 43 & 45 Gillingham High Street for Owen J. Carter and Co., wine and spirit merchants, c.1940. 1 sheet: plans, elevations and section.
DE779 series B/28 Proposed bungalow, Cleave Road, Gillingham for G.H. Patman, 1950. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/29 Proposed house, Maidstone Road, Chatham for Mark Packer, 1936. 1 sheet: block plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/30 Stone Bridge House, Hoo St. Werburgh c.1940. 1 sheet: plans and elevations.
DE779 series B/31 Proposed extension, Long Reach Bungalow, Shorne Ridgeway, for Commander A. Day, Royal Navy (RN) c.1940. 1 sheet: plans, sections and elevation.
DE779 series B/32 Proposed bungalow, Broomhill Road, Frindsbury for A. Phipp. 1 sheet: site plan, plans, elevations and section.
DE779 series B/33 Elevation of premises for E.J. Whittaker, George Street, Chatham, tailor 1935. 1 sheet: elevation, sections and plans. [Tracing paper]
DE779 series B/34 Layout plan of property, Borstal Road, Rochester for C.W.W. Thompson, showing orchard, gardens, shrubberies, rockeries and lawns, with key showing varieties of apple trees in orchard, 1932. 1 sheet.
DE779 series B/35 Proposed cottage, Borstal Road, Rochester for C.W.W. Thompson, 1932. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/36 Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester for C.W.W. Thompson, 1931. 3 sheets: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/37 Proposed country house, Hollywood Lane, Wainscott for Mrs E.L. Hitchcock JP, 1922. Three sheets: block plan, elevations, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/38 Proposed cottage, Wilson Avenue, Rochester for Felix Bourne c.1940. 1 sheet: drainage plan, block plan, elevation, section and plans.
DE779 series B/39 Proposed cottage, St. Margaret's Street, Rochester for the Misses Wildish c.1940. 1 sheet: block plan, elevation and plans.
DE779 series B/40 Proposed residence, Maidstone Road, Rochester for J.E. Elvy, 1922. 1 sheet: block plan, elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/41 Proposed convenience, St. Margaret's Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Rochester for St. Margaret's Burial Board, 1923. 1 sheet: plan, elevations and sections.
DE779 series B/42 Proposed house, Priestfield Avenue, Rochester for Gerald Morris, c.1940, 1 sheet: elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/43 House, Woodstock Road, Strood for A.G. Ring, c.1940. 1 sheet: block plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/44 Proposed residence, Priestfield Avenue, Rochester for R.W. Dale, 1927. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/45 Proposed new printing works, Gundulph [cf. Gundulf] Road, Chatham for Parrett & Neves, 1928. 1 sheet: plans, sections and elevation.
DE779 series B/46 Proposed block of business premises, Star Corner, Star Hill, Rochester for E. Basset Willis, 1927. Three sheets: plans, sections and elevation.
DE779 series B/47 Proposed conversion into flats of Saye and Sele Houses, Castle Hill, Rochester for Miss Haymen, 1926. Two sheets: elevations and plans.
DE779 series B/48 Additions to Bleakwood, Walderslade for Dr. Harold A. Barnes, 1926. Three sheets: plans, elevations and sections.
DE779 series B/49 Amalgamated Society of Engineers (A.S.E.) Club 49 to 51 Balmoral Road, Gillingham, 1922. Three sheets: plans and sections.
DE779 series B/50 Additional bedroom, Vines Cottage, Maidstone Road, Rochester for Miss E. Norton, 1924. 1 sheet: plans, section and elevations.
DE779 series B/51 Stone Bridge House, Hoo St. Werburgh, 1933. 1 sheet: elevations and plans.
DE779 series B/52 No. 92, Borstal Road, Rochester c.1940. 1 sheet: plans.
DE779 series B/53 Proposed small house, Pattens Lane, Rochester for A.G. Webb, 1913. 1 sheet: elevation, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/54 Proposed house, The Dell, Maidstone for Arthur Crick, 1932. Two sheets: elevations, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/55 Proposed house, Round Street, Cobham for R.C. Woods, 1913. Three sheets: drainage plan, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/56 Proposed new front to North Foreland public house, 325 High Street, Rochester for Woodhams and Co., c.1940. 1 sheet: elevations and detail sections and plans.
DE779 series B/57 Proposed Methodist Church at Twydall, Gillingham, 1950. 1 sheet: plan, perspectival elevation and interior perspectival elevation. [Tracing paper]
DE779 series B/58. Plan 83 High Street, Rochester for The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Insurance Corp Ltd., 1930. 1 sheet: elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/59. Alterations to above. 1 sheet: elevations and plans.
DE779 series B/60 Proposed 2 small houses, Banks Road, Frindsbury for F. Skilton, 1926. 1 sheet: block plan, drainage plan, elevation, section and plans.
DE779 series B/61. Proposed farmhouse with garage & office on Great Hermitage Farm, Hermitage Road, Higham for H.B. Miller, 1948. Two sheets: site plans, elevations and section.
DE779 series B/62. Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester for A.J. Talbot, c.1940. 1 sheet: block plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/63. Proposed house, Nashenden Road, Borstal for T. Topping, 1934. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/64. Proposed house, Peartree (Pear Tree) Lane, Shorne for Rupert Pratt, 1931. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/65. Proposed residence, Woodstock Road, Strood for C.J. Robertson, 1929. 1 sheet: block plan, elevation and plan.
DE779 series B/66. Proposed bungalow residence, Marshal Road, Rainham for W. Knill, 1930. 1 sheet: elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/67. Workshop, 17 Military Road, Chatham for F.J. Whitaker, 1916. 1 sheet: plans, elevation and section.
DE779 series B/68. Propsoed cottage, Boarshead, Crowborough, Sussex, 1939. 1 sheet: site plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/69. Key plan of Strood Brewery and adjoining properties belonging to Messrs. Budden and Biggs Brewery Ltd., High Street/North Street, Strood 1919. 1 sheet: block plan with legends to rights of way, occupation, ownership and room names.
DE779 series B/70. Primary sketch, Royal Navy (RN) [& Royal Marine (RM)] Depot, Maternity Nursing Home [Canada House], Park Avenue [cf. Barnsole Road/Alexandra Avenue], Gillingham, 1919. 1 sheet: plans.
DE779 series B/71. Proposed house, Church Street, Lower Higham for Mrs. M. Dartnall. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/72. Proposed additions, Hillyfield, Mid Higham for E.W. Stevens, 1926. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and section.
DE779 series B/73. Proposed cottage, Higham for E.W. Stevens, 1927. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/74. Proposed new showrooms, Rainham, for Rochester Chatham & Gillingham Gas Co., 1929. 1 sheet: plans, sections and elevations.
DE779 series B/75. Proposed house for resident engineer Rochester, Chatham & Gillingham Gas Co., Pier Road, Gillingham, 1927. 1 sheet: elevations, plans and scetion.
DE779 series B/76. Plan of building site between Orange Terrace and High Street, Rochester, 1926. 1 sheet: site plan and block plan.
DE779 series B/77. Plan of Upper Bush near Cuxton, 1925. 1 sheet: plans.
DE779 series B/78. Proposed rebuilding of Star Inn, Star Corner, Star Hill, Rochester for Messrs. Budden & Biggs Brewery Ltd., 1926. 1 sheet: elevation, plans and section.
DE779 series B/79. Proposed deep well pump house, Snodhurst Pumping Station, Chatham for The Chatham and District Water Co., 1928. 1 sheet: sections, elevations and plans.
DE779 series B/80. Proposed new shop front and sundry works, 170 High Street, Rochester for J.J. Trice, house furnishers and upholsterers, 1937. 1 sheet: elevation, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/81. "The Limes", Cranbrook, 1958. 1 sheet: section and plans showing part of adjacent Cramp Institute Club.
DE779 series B/82. Proposed small house, Maidstone Road, Chatham, for Mr. F.T. Hills, 1922. 1 sheet: site plans, elevation, section and plans.
DE779 series B/83. House, per pro G.E. Wallis and Sons Ltd., Broadmead Works, Maidstone, 1932. 1 sheet: elevation, section and plans. Tracing paper.
DE779 series B/84. Layout plan of Winget's offices, Esplanade, Strood c.1950. 1 sheet: floor plans. Tracing paper.
DE779 series B/85. Proposed addition to "Legg’s Field", Boarshead, Crowborough, Sussex, 1951. 1 sheet: site plan: elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/86. City of Rochester Housing Scheme, Frindsbury Site, 1920. Nine sheets: plans, elevations and sections.
DE779 series B/87. Proposed house, The Dell, Maidstone for Arthur Crick, 1922. 1 sheet: site plans and drainage plan.
DE779 series B/88. Plan of land, Star Corner, Star Hill, Rochester, 1926. 1 sheet: suggested layout.
DE779 series B/89. Proposed new showroom and additional sanitary accommodation at 148 High Street, Rochester, for Armitages (Rochester) Ltd., naval, military and family boot makers, 1951. 1 sheet: block plan of area between and adjoining High Street, Blue Boar Lane and Corporation Street, Rochester, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/90. Proposed house at Maidstone Road, Rochester for George Watson, 1949. 1 sheet: site plan, sections, elevations and plans.
DE779 series B/91. Proposed house at The Ridgeway, Chatham for Miss H.M. Lawrence, 1948. 1 sheet: site plan, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/92. Proposed reconstruction, suggested elevation, west elevation (final stage) of the Royal Sailors Club, Military Road, Chatham. 1948. 1 sheet: elevation. Tracing paper.
DE779 series B/93. Proposed Methodist Church, Twydall, 1950. 1 sheet: elevations and plans. Tracing paper.
DE779 series B/94. Royal Naval (RN) & [Royal] Marines ([R]M) Childrens Home [Pembroke House], 11 Oxford Road, Gillingham, 1946. 1 sheet: site plan, block plan, elevations, plans and sections.
DE779 series B/95. Proposed Methodist church and community centre, Goudhurst Road, Gillingham, 1951. Two sheets: sections, elevations and plans.
DE779 series B/96. Proposed extension of store, 215 High Street, Rochester, for Messrs. A.F. Smith & Sons Ltd., builders' merchants and electrical goods factors, 1947. 1 sheet: site plan, elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/97. Proposed extension to Royal Naval (RN) & Royal Marine ([R]M) Maternity Nursing Home [Canada House], Alexandra Road [cf. Barnsole Road, Park Avenue], Gillingham, 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/98. Proposed additional storey, 28 Military Road, Chatham, Mr. E.J. Whitaker, naval, military and civil outfitters and tailors, 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/99. Proposed new house, Queen’s Avenue, Maidstone for W. Duffield, 1935. 1 sheet: elevations, sections and plans.
DE779 series B/100. Six Poor Travellers' House, 97 High Street, Rochester [for Watts' Charity] 1933. 1 sheet: front elevation, longitudinal and transverse sections and ground, first and second floor plans.
DE779 series B/101. Sewage purification works, 1935. 1 sheet: sections and plan. Tracing paper.
DE779 series B/102. Proposed house, Borstal Road, Rochester for C.W.W. Thompson, 1931. 1 sheet: site plan, elevations, section and plans.
DE779 series B/103. Proposed covered entrance, St. Bartholomew's Hospital, New Road, Rochester, 1923. 1 sheet: front elevation and longitudinal and transverse sections.

Sundry other items (DE779 series C/1-14)

DE779 series C/1. Sketch designs for swing sign at The Alton, High Street, Old Brompton with photograph of North Foreland public house, 325 High Street, Rochester, c.1930. 1 sheet.
DE779 series C/2. Four certificates of C.W.W. Thompson, Surveyors' Institution and Royal Institute of British Architects, 1911-1923.
DE779 series C/3. Water colour landscape, possibly by Thompson c.1930. 1 sheet.
DE779 series C/4. Sketches of St. Catherine House, 16 City Way, Rochester, 1941. 1 sheet, 2 sides.
DE779 series C/5. Pencil drawing of E.J. Whitaker's shop, Military Road/High Street, Chatham, naval, military and civil outfitters and tailors, c.1940.
DE779 series C/6. Hanging sign for North Foreland public house, 325 High Street, Rochester, 1912. Coloured. 1 sheet: elevations.
DE779 series C/7. Hanging sign for the Star Inn, Star Hill, Rochester, 1927. 1 sheet. Coloured.
DE779 series C/8. Pen and ink perspectival elevation of detached house with garage, driveway, shrubberies and lawns, by Leslie J. Thurlow, 1935. 1 sheet.
DE779 series C/9. Methodist church, perspectival elevation, c.1930. Tracing paper. 1 sheet.
DE779 series C/10. Three photographs of Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Gas Company showroom, Rainham by J.N. Willis of 67 High Street, Chatham, photographer, c.1940. 3 black and white prints, mounted.
DE779 series C/11. Two photographs of the Royal Naval and [Royal] Marine[s] Maternity Nursing Home [Canada House], Barnsole Road [cf. Alexandra Road, Park Avenue], Gillingham, c.1940. Showing flagpole, shrubs and sign.
DE779 series C/12. Bird's eye view of Orchard Cottage, Borstal Road, Rochester, c.1940. Pen and ink. 1 sheet. See also C/16 below.
DE779 series C/13. In his role as surveyor a file drawn up as the Specification of Works and Materials required in erecting a house at Hermitage Road, Higham by Rochester from drawings by Mr. H.B. Miller, 1949 (1 folder).

14 Capital cost and receipts file for Orchard Cottage, Borstal Road, his own house. Built by William Leech & Son Ltd 47 King Street Rochester. Including contract and specification. Containing many receipts of local and national companies associated with the building industry 1931-1961 (1 folder).

15. Correspondence covering aspects of his roles as surveyor and architect in the city 1924-1935 (1 folder).

DE779 series C/16. Preliminary sketch for C/12 above. 1 sheet.

DE779 series C/17. Sections and plans of Berkeley House, 186 High Street, Rochester, 1934. 1 sheet.

DE779 series C/18. Section and site plan for premises near The Moorings, 1931. 1 sheet.

[See also DE769 for previous deposit]

File updated by Borough Archivist 26 January 2004.

Date: 1912-1973
Quantity: See above
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Records of the trustees of Medway Heritage Centre, (formerly St. Mary's Church), Dock Road, Chatham, comprising:pamphlet entitled The mystery of the Greek stone at Chatham Church by Ron Foster 1996 [?] (1 item, paper);
architect’s pen and ink/inkwash basement, ground, first and second floor plans of L. and A. Barnard’s Music Hall [cf. New Palace of Varieties], 107-109 High Street, Chatham, after fire (18 May 1934), 29 May 1934 (2 sheets);
proposed porch, Medway Heritage Centre (formerly St. Mary’s Church), William L. Cook Associates, Faversham, architects 1984 (1 sheet);
affidavit of C.J.G. Elphick of 13New Road, Chatham, chartered surveyor and other papers associated with appeal to Privy Council against proposal to make St. Mary's Church redundant and in connection with pastoral measure 1968, with copy of Chatham Borough Council town centre proposals report and plans 1972-1974 (1 folder);
further affidavits, petition to Privy Council and reply of Church Commissioners in same case 1972 (1 bundle);
correspondence, reports and printed matter relative to the formation and activities of the Save St. Mary's Action Group in appealing against proposals for redundancy of the church and in connection with town centre redevelopment proposals, with site plans 1971-1974 (1 folder);
correspondence of C.J.G. Elphick of Sandling, chairman of management committee, pertaining to and list of loaned objects and diagrams of exhibition area 1982 (1 folder);
correspondence of C.J.G. Elphick of Sandling, chairman of management committee 1977-1979 (1 packet);
correspondence between Frederick A. Stigant, clerk of Chatham Local Board of Guardians, 22 High Street, Chatham and others concerning services of S. Reader, parish constable, 1927 (1 packet);
photographs of visiting ships, Dutch guests and events at Medway Dutch Week June 1967 with correspondence with the Dutch Government about presentation of painting of Dutch Raid (1667) 1981 (1 folder);
typescript notes on origins and aims of Medway Heritage Centre c.1980 (3pp.);
copy lease and site plan, redundant St. Mary’s Church for use as heritage centre, parties Rochester Diocesan Board of Finance and others 1979 (1 sheaf);
declaration of charitable trust and agreement with The Association of Men of Kent and Kentish Men 1979-1981 (1 bundle);
correspondence about conversion of St. Mary’s Church into heritage centre 1975-1979 (1 folder);
copy legal opinions, minutes of meetings, declarations of trust and architect’s drawings 1977-1979 (1 folder);
correspondence about setting up exhibitions 1982-1983 (1 folder);
general correspondence 1980-1982, 1982-1986, 1987-1988, 1989, 1991 (7 folders);
correspondence with local authorities, architect and utility companies 1982-1986 (1 folder);
correspondence with Dutch ministry of defence about a painting of the Dutch fleet on the River Medway at Upnor Castle, 1667 (1981), with architects about repairs to and works on building, Lloyds of London boundary wall and local authority about visit of HRH the Duke of Gloucester (1988) 1980-1988 (1 folder);
correspondence with partner organisations 1981-1988 (1 folder);
inventory of contents and moveable assets, January 1985 (1 folder);
Medway Heritage Centre feasibility study, J.A. Warner and Partners, 12 High Street, Rochester 1977 (1 folder);
minutes and agenda papers 1977-1981 (1 folder);
minutes, agenda papers, chairman’s reports and financial statements with copy declarations of charitable trust (1979) and display philosophy 1977-1984 (1 folder);
agenda papers and financial statements 1985-1989 (1 folder);
trustee and sundry financial papers 1983-1987 (1 folder);
panel captions and correspondence about promotional literature 1980-1984 (1 folder);
photographs of nave area, diagrams of exhibits stands and display area, captions and correspondence about same 1978-1981 (1 folder);
information leaflets about the Medway area including HMS Bulwark, liberty ship SS Richard Montgomery, wrecks, forts, Upnor Castle, dockyard and bridges and report as to building defects and repairs with copy declaration of charitable trust (1979) c.1979-c.1985 (1 bundle);
Medway Heritage Centre standard leaflet c.1985 (1 item, paper);
Medway Heritage Centre prospectus c.1985 (1 item, paper);
correspondence between Elphick and William L. Cook Associates, Faversham, architects about repairs and boundary wall with Lloyds of London, Dock Road, Chatham 1980-1983, 1983-1988 (2 folders);
correspondence about obtaining financial aid 1979-1982 (1 folder);
correspondence about bell-ringing in the church tower 1980-1982 (1 folder);
correspondence with Carnegie United Kingdom Trust 1979-1986 (1 folder);
correspondence pertaining to aims of trust, examples of trusts elsewhere, display philosophy and involvement of Carnegie United Kingdom Trust 1981-1983 (1 folder);
balance sheets and correspondence about accounts 1981-1982 (1 folder);
annual accounts prepared by Judkins and Co., 16 Star Hill, Rochester 1981-1983 (1 folder);
directors’ reports prepared by Judkins and Co. with correspondence about activities of Medway Heritage Sales Ltd. 1980-1982 (1 folder);
correspondence about insurance 1980-1984 (1 folder);
insurance policy 1990 (1 sheaf);
correspondence about exhibits 1980-1982 (1 folder);
photocopies of service records and application papers of R.A. Ingle, caretaker, former shipwright in HM Dockyard, Chatham 1983 (1 bundle);
correspondence about committee membership 1981-1985 (1 folder);
historical notes on Sir Edward Gregory (1640-1713), Chatham bakers of 1831 (with list), Ralph Payne’s Charity, Elizabeth Petty’s Charity and other charities with some original documents, compiled by Ron Foster c.1975, [1831] 1861-c.1975 (1 bundle);
Medway Disaster: a report produced for Transport and General Workers’ Union (TGWU) region no.1 by Dr. John Fisher, department of adult education, University of Surrey; photographs and design by Judy Harrison, November 1981 [pertaining to proposed closure of HM Dockyard, Chatham] (1 booklet);
brochure entitled William the Conqueror tours in east Sussex and Kent: Hastings, Battle, Lewes, Pevensey, Dover, Canterbury and Rochester c.1985 (1 booklet).[At the same time the Trust deposited this collection, they deposited collection DE801, additional records of the former St. Mary's Church, on behalf of Rochester Diocesan Society and Board of Finance, Diocesan Office, St. Nicholas' Church, Boley Hill, Rochester. The arrangements for the joint deposit of collections DE801 and DE802, their common place of storage or origin prior to deposit and a similarity between the activities of the Friends of St. Mary's (and a continuation of their activities beyond the closure of the church) and those of Mr. R. Foster, a local historian and member of the Trust, make it impossible to establish with certainty the provenance of all the items in this collection. Some items in this deposit may therefore belong to the additional records of St. Mary's Church and vice versa.]Call number: DE802.[For earlier records deposited by Medway Heritage Centre Trust please see DE348, title deeds to properties in Chatham.]File updated by Borough Archivist 18 March 2002.

Date: [1831] 1971-1996
Quantity: AS above
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Additional records of the Rochester and District Natural History Society (formerly the Rochester and District Naturalist Club), comprising:

president's badge or insignia and ribbon of office, presented by Miss E. Floodgate 1991 (1 item with box);
council minute books 1910-1922, 1923-1926, 1926-1950, 1950-1971 and 1971-1977 (5 volumes/booklets);
minutes 1980-1983 (1 folder);
loose minutes 1991-1999 and 1999-2001 (2 bundles);
extraordinary meeting and winding-down committee meeting minutes 2001 (1 folder);
financial statements 1924-1956 (1 packet);
visitors' books 1987-1988, 1997-2001 (2 volumes);
mounted photograph of geological feature in Black Lion Field, Brompton, Gillingham with explanatory text, comprising 12' [deep] section in a solifluction or head deposit with chalk drift occurring as contorted wisps and festoons in loam with pebbles of sandstone and flint both rolled and subangular 1947 (1 item);
enlarged photocopy of club badge and motto mounted on plastic foam material c.1990 (1 item);
index of contributions to Rochester Naturalist and correspondence between officers of the society and Eastgate House Museum, Rochester and central library, Northgate, Rochester concerning the society's stock in their custody 1970 (1 packet);
notes on birds of the district by Alfred E. Pattman c.1937 (wrapped in programme for January 1937) (1 packet);
newscuttings and covering letter comprising tributes to J.W. Tutt FES and Walter Smith both of Strood, naturalists, by A.C. Holliday of Rochester, 1944 (1 booklet and loose enclosures);
catalogues and inventories of the society's books and possessions held at Eastgate House Museum, Rochester, with correspondence between various officers of the society and a Mr. Foord, one inventory compiled by E.H. Couchman of Strood 1979, 1970-1979 (1 packet);
report of society's representative attending South-Eastern Union of Scientific Societies, at Brighton, Sussex, with reports of ornithological and geological sections of the society to same, including report on geology of Dode Valley, Snodland and Bush Valley, Cuxton 1947-1951 (1 folder);
printed matter comprising
Rochester and district: sketch guide to its geology, flora and fauna by J. Hepworth 1913 (1 booklet);
copies of The Rochester Naturalist 1928, 1932 and 1948 (3 booklets);
off-print entitled Revisions to April 1947 of the lepidoptera rhopolocera of Rochester and district by A.J.A. Woodock (1 item).

[For previous deposits please see DE368, DE430, DE761, DE782 and DE804]

Date: 1910-2001
Quantity: 1 box
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Two VHS video tape cassettes copied from original celluloid film as supplied to South East Film and Video Archive (SEFVA), Conservation Centre, West Sussex Record Office, County Hall, Chichester, Sussex, contents comprising:

2 x 16mm reel film of HM Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Gillingham, 1968, shot by Town Clerk's Department, Gillingham Borough Council;
1 x 16mm reel film entitled Beautiful Ito *, City of Hot Springs c.1979, presented to mayor of Gillingham 1980 (all from Gillingham Borough Archives (GBC));

[* Japan]

26 x 16mm reel films pertaining to Winget Ltd. of Strood, engineers and Cook Brothers and Challenge Manufactory Company, California, United States of America 1930s-1967 (from Winget collection 3B).

File updated by Borough Archivist 11 May 2004

Date: Transferred 2002
Quantity: 2 VHS video tape cassettes
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Records of Rogers, Stevens and Chance, (formerly C.E.T. Rogers, Son and Stevens), 10 New Road, Chatham, chartered surveyors, brewery agents and valuers of licensed property, comprising:correspondence with mortgage lenders and site plans pertaining to valuation of private houses in Medway Towns and surrounding area c.1965-c.1982 (2 boxes);statements of change of tenancy of public houses, off-licences and hotels mainly in the Medway Towns (Strood, Rochester, Chatham and Brompton/Gillingham) and Kent (including Maidstone, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Tenterden, Folkestone, Dover, Isle of Thanet, Sheerness and and Queenborough), but with many also covering the out-county area chiefly Sussex (including Northiam, Robertsbridge, Hastings, St. Leonards-on-Sea and Brighton) and Essex (including Bishops Stortford, Burnham-on-Crouch, Southend and Clacton-on-Sea), with a small coverage of Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire (Dorchester-on-Thames), Wiltshire (Marten), Surrey (including Godalming), Berkshire (Reading), Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk, Devon (Bear Inn, Colyton), London, Middlesex, Cambridgeshire (Cambridge), Norfolk (Spread Eagle, Barton Bendish) and Switzerland (San Domenico, Castagnola), parties (a) Rogers, Stevens and Chance acting as agents of brewers and (b) tenants, many containing valuation inventories of stock in hand and fixtures and fittings room by room, war damage correspondence and papers, dilapidations surveys, property inspection reports, monopopy valuations (stating social class of clientele), photographs and biographies of tenants, facsimile architects' drawings and site plans and correspondence with brewers, insurers and tenants, c.1871 *-c.1970. Some files contain only the firm's management correspondence on matters including petrol rationing early 1950s and use of motor vehicles c.1940 (164 boxes);finding aids to statements of change as above and correspondence files (2 1/2 boxes);brewery rating files pertaining to breweries in Kent and Norfolk, breweries comprising:
Mackeson’s Brewery, High Street, Hythe 1933-1972 (1 file);
Courage (Eastern) Building Department garages, stores and premises at 1 Buckland Road, Maidstone 1964-1967;
Fremlins Pale Ale Brewery, Stores and Offices, Earl Street, Maidstone 1950-1972;
Truman Hanbury Buxton and Co. Ltd., Bottling Stores, Surrey Street, Norwich, Norfolk 1950-1968;
Phoenix Brewery, Bow Road, Wateringbury 1923-1974 (1 file);
Cooperage and Sawmills, garages and premises, Buckland Road, Maidstone (Courage Eastern Ltd.) 1949-1974 (1 file);
Whitbread Fremlins, 43-47 Earl Street, Maidstone 1980-1983 (1 file);
Truman Ltd. Bottling Stores, 139-141 King Street, Norwich, Norfolk 1974 (1 file);
Medway Brewery, St. Peter’s Street, Maidstone, Courage (Eastern) Ltd. 1923-1977 (1 file);
The Brewery, Court Street, Faversham, Shepherd Neame Ltd. 1965-1978 (1 file);
Malt House, Nettlestead, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1928-1980 (1 file);
Smaller Malt House, Nettlestead, Frederick Leney and Sons Ltd. 1928-1957 (1 file);
Off Licence 31-33 Pudding Lane, Maidstone; offices, garage, stores, workshops and premises, Pudding Lane, Maidstone, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1931-1984 (1 file);
Wine and Spirit Stores, Court Street, Faversham, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1963-1984 (1 file);
Brewery, Court Street, Faversham, Whitbread Fremlins Ltd. 1957-1983 (1 file);
(2 boxes);public house inventory books c.1915-c.1933, labelled George Taylor FAI, 13 and 19 Watts Place, Chatham, auctioneer and valuer, (7 1/2 boxes);letter books 1910-1932 (20 boxes);rating assessment books 1973-1974 (3 volumes);address book c.1970 (1 volume);valuation books 1967-1982 (4 binders);account books 1973-1980 (2 volumes) [* Most statements of change files post-date 1940. The only file prior to 1940 is an inventory for The Chequers public house, Higham, 1871. The surviving sequence begins at number 4591 before which the finding aid references are redundant. NB the statements of change have been weeded. 98% of files pertaining to the Medway Towns have been retained. About 40% of out area files have been destroyed as not containing inventories or other documents of social, architectural or economic value.]File updated by Borough Archivist 10 January 2004.

Not  accessible without minimum 10 working days notice: UNCATALOGUED


Date: c.1871-1984
Quantity: Pending
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Additional Ministry of Health (Medway Area) records deposited by Computer Aided Design Administrator, West Kent Shared Services Agency, Unit 2, New Court, 1 New Road, Rochester, comprising architects’ drawings and specifications, formerly housed at Medway Health Authority District Works Department, Keycol Hill, Newington next Sittingbourne, for:Pilgrim House, Banks Side, St. William’s Way, Rochester by Nexus Partnership, Eastbourne, Sussex 1997 (1 roll);St. William’s Hospital and Wisdom Hospice (Pilgrim Block), St. William’s Way, Rochester 1966-1995 (1 roll);All Saints’ Hospital *, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, firedoor survey and site plan 1991 (1 roll/sheet);All Saints’ Hospital *, Magpie Hall Road, Chatham, Medway and Gravesend Hospital Management Committee and Medway Area Health Authority, 1950-1981 (2 boxes);[* Formerly County or Medway Hospital, Kent County Council Public Assistance Committee (1930-1947); previously Medway Poor Law Union or Board of Guardians' Workhouse 1855-1930 and Workhouse Infirmary 1885-1930]Sheppey General Hospital, Preston Skreens, Minster Road, Minster in Sheppey 1949-1950 (1 roll/6 sheets);Sheppey General Hospital, Preston Skreens, Minster Road, Minster in Sheppey, Public Assistance Committee of Kent County Council and Medway Health Authority, 1948-1989 (1 box);Keycol Hill Hospital, Watling Street, Newington next Sittingbourne and Milton Regis Hospital (formerly Isolation Hospital), North Street, Sittingbourne [cf. Milton next Sittingbourne and Milton Regis], for Medway and Gravesend Hospital Management Committee and South East Thames Regional Health Authority, 1949-1990 (1 box);St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, New Road, Rochester/Chatham, Medway and Gravesend Hospital Management Committee and South East Thames Regional Health Authority 1927-1983 (2 boxes and 1 roll/3sheets);Medway Hospital, Windmill Road, Gillingham, formerly Royal Naval Hospital, Chatham and subsequently Medway Maritime Hospital, for South East Thames Regional Health Authority and Medway Health Authority, 1962-1967 and 1982 (2 boxes).Call number: MH/Me (additional)File updated by Borough Archivist 4 February 2004

5 working days notice required for access


Date: 1929-1997
Quantity: 8 boxes, 5 rolls
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Additional records of St. Mary the Virgin’s Parish Church, London Road, Swanley, comprising:

Registers of marriages 1951-1963 and 1963-1980 (2 volumes);
Registers of banns of marriages 1935-1941, 1941-1951, 1951-1956, 1956-1958, 1972-1975, 1975-1978, 1978-1982 and 1982-1989 (8 volumes);
Registers of services 1894-1902 (Swanley Junction Iron Mission Room 1894-1901 and St. Mary’s Church 1901-1902), 1902-1906, 1906-1909, 1909-1912, 1913-1915, 1918-1920, 1920-1923, 1924-1930, 1930-1936, 1938-1941, 1941-1943, 1943-1949, 1945-1952, 1952-1958, 1958-1963, 1963-1967, 1967-1971 and 1971-1979 (19 volumes);
Ad hoc MS register of services, record of parish retreats and donors to roof fund, c.1986-c.1989 (1 volume);
Record of archdeacon and rural dean’s inspections 1966-1984 (1 volume);
Minute books, Parochial Church Council (PCC) 1920-1932, 1932-1947 and 1947-1954 (3 volumes);
Parish magazines 1924-1935 (bound, 1 volume);
Ad hoc liturgical log book and service register 1945-1957 (1 volume);
Minute book, managers of Swanley Junction National Schools 1903-1950 (1 volume);
Official parochial register of organisation and finance (statistical summary, institution of clergy, admission of churchwardens, insurances, accounts, fabric, inventory and records of interest) 1901-1923 (1 volume);
parish magazine account book 1974-1979 (1 volume);
weekly givings account book and register of parishioners 1967-c.1974 (1 volume);
receipts and expenditure book 1971-1979 (1 volume);
envelope scheme (givings) accounts 1964-1967 (2 sheafs);
weekly givings [?] income account book (1 booklet);
ad hoc register of services, communicants (including persons from Tabernacle) and givings 1936-1937 (1 volume);
vicar’s (or church) account book 1928-1963 (1 volume);
marriage certificates 1913-1920 (1 bundle);
map of St. Mary’s Parochial District, Swanley 1901 (1 silk sheet);
bills of quantities for proposed new hall and alterations to church, Wells-Thorpe and Partners, 14 Richmond Place, Brighton, Sussex, chartered architects and design consultants, April 1975 (1 sheaf);
site plan of church and churchyard showing individual grave plots 1973 (1 sheet);
letters from Sir William Hart Dyke, Bt. of Lullingstone Castle, Eynsford to a Miss Lynch [of Swanley?] 1926 (3 items);
inventory of nave, aisles and sacristy 1943 (2 booklets);
site plans, facsimile drawings and papers pertaining to fabric (including Christus Rex) and correspondence and newscuttings pertaining to clergy, Tithe redemption, allotments, Guild of All Souls c.1912-1986 (1 bundle)

Call no./ISAD (G) reference: P358C

File updated by Borough Archivist 23 March 2004

Date: 1894-1989
Quantity: As above
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VHS video tape cassette recording of original celluloid film found in Chatham Borough Archives as supplied to South East Film and video Archive (SEFVA), Conservation Centre, West Sussex Record Office, County Hall, Chichester, Sussex, contents comprising:

Newsreel film by British Paramount News reporting sinking of submarine HMS Truculent in Thames Estuary [cf. River Thames], 1950.

Date: [1950] Copied 2004
Quantity: 1 cassette and cover
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Records of Rochester Dickens Fellowship, comprising:

CDRoms burned by past chairman on occasion of deposit comprising inventories of branch records as below (2 x CDRoms);

Minute book 1913-1921 (1 volume);
Minute book 1922-1930 (1 volume);
Minute book 1930-1943 (1 volume)
Minute book 1944-1952 (1 volume);
Minute book 1952-1958 (1 volume);
Minute book 1958-1973 (1 volume);
Minutes 1974-1984 (1 ring binder);
Minute book 1982-1986 (1 booklet);
Minute book 1991-1999 (1 volume);
Minutes 1986-1989 (1 folder);
Branch minutes 2000-2004 (1 bundle);

Annual statements of accounts 1948-1989 (1 volume);

Annual receipts and expenditure book 1971-1989 (1 volume);

Membership subscription book 1968-1991 (1 volume);

Treasurer’s journal of expenses, including Swiss Chalet [cf. Switzerland; Eastgate, Rochester] appeal receipts, 1960-1983;

Register of outgoing letters 1973-1974 (1 booklet);

Summer outings receipts and expenditure book 1948-1975 (1 booklet);

Attendance register 1991-2002 (1 volume);

Branch secretary’s committee papers and reports 1990-2000 (1 bundle);

Register of members 1939-1969 (1 volume);

Register of members c.1951-c.1966 (1 booklet);

Printed booklet entitled The Rochester Dickens Fellowship Magazine: Conference Number May 1914 (1 booklet);

Correspondence about proposed demolition of Ordnance Terrace, Chatham 1971-1980 (1 folder);

correspondence about events 1992-1994 (1 bundle);

Accounts and correspondence about events 1995-2002 (1 folder);

correspondence mainly about events 1998-1999 (1 bundle);

Correspondence between Deal Branch, St. Leonard’s on Sea, Sussex, Branch, Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London and others arranging for talks by Bywater and discussing other Dickensiana, 1985-1997 (1 folder)

Correspondence between Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London, Professor Michael Slater of Birkbeck College, London, and others, discussing former’s draft history of the Fellowship, various events, conferences and Fellowship business, 1986-1996 (1 folder);

Talk notes by Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London, talks entitled The Immortal Memory of Charles Dickens, Dickens as a Historical Novelist; G.K. Chesterton: A Centenary Appreciation and Where was Eatanswell [cf. Eatanswill; Sudbury, Suffolk] and other notes, c.1974-c.1986 (1 folder);

Treasurer’s reports and annual accounts 1990-1996 (1 sheaf);

Balance sheets 1973-1993 (1 bundle);

Annual balance sheets and treasurer’s reports 1984-1999 (1 bundle);

Printed leaflets and brochures pertaining to Dickens Fellowship’s Annual Conference, Rochester 2000, Dickens’ Country, Dickensiana, members’ questionnaires, accounts of stall at annual Dickens’ Festival, Rochester (1987), photograph of branch members in Pickwick Ball Room, Bull Hotel, High Street, Rochester 1939 and notes by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester on donation of Dickens MSS by Comte de Suzannet to Dickens’ House Museum, London in 1938 with abridged version of The School-boy’s Story (1853), 1938-2000 (1 folder);

Dickens Fellowship’s annual conference, Rochester, delegate’s folder, containing programme and printed matter pertaining to the surrounding Dickens’ Country, 1980 (1 folder);

Secretary’s correspondence and ephemera pertaining to Rochester Dickens Festival and other events c.1988-c.1993 (1 bundle);

Accounts, correspondence, local museum leaflets and printed Dickensiana, some associated with preparation and conclusion of Dickens Fellowship’s Annual Conference, Canterbury (1990) with other general correspondence and printed Dickensiana used by branch as hosts, 1985-1991 (1 folder);

Correspondence and accounts pertaining to branch’s organisation of Dickens Fellowship’s Annual Conference, Canterbury (1990), 1990-1991 (1 bundle);

Fellowship annual conference agenda papers and minutes 1978-2000 (1 bundle)

Branch officers’ correspondence with Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London and others discussing events, with printed Dickensiana 1978-1997 (1 folder);

Correspondence of Francis Bywater of HQ Branch, London, copies of Fellowship’s rules and objects and printed Dickensiana, including copy of letter from Walter Dexter, of London, editor of The Dickensian to Comte de Suzannet (1934), [1934] 1982-1997 (1 folder);

Branch secretary’s reports, annual accounts, general correspondence, printed Dickensiana and membership circulars [1999] 2000-2003 (1 folder);

Bank statements of account, balance sheets, invoices and correspondence about accounts 2003 (1 folder);

Invoices, bank statements and quotations 1998-2000 (1 folder);

Notebook containing poems by Charles Dickens transcribed by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester, c.1938 (1 booklet);

Draft brief history of the Branch entitled Full Fifty Years by A.C. Holliday 1953 (1 booklet);

Copy of Chatham Standard article reporting annual meeting of branch 1904, c.1950 (1 sheaf);

Notes on the history of the branch read at the Guildhall Museum on occasion of 40th. anniversary with MS draft press release regarding same, 1943 (2 sheafs);

MS and typescript monographs and talk notes entitled: Charles Dickens as Man, Novelist and Neighbour by Henry Smetham of Newton St. Loe, 78 Goddington Road, Strood, with covering letter to Miss Amy Butler of Rochester 1943; typed transcripts of Charles Dickens’ novel Our Mutual Friend 1864-1865, adapted as play c.1960 (2pp.);

transcript of scenes from The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) adapted as playlet c.1960; talk notes entitled: On the origin and history of the writing of Pickwick Papers by F.A. King of Maidstone, 1945; Humour and Pathos from Charles Dickens [c.1911, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] (2 versions), authors not stated [see also above]; Mirth and Sadness from [the Works of] Charles Dickens [1936, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] c.1940; Why Do We Admire Charles Dickens? [1929, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] c.1940; David Copperfield [1927, author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal]; Wit and Humour [author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] [1924]; Charles Dickens as Portrayed in his Letters, c.1950, [author Thomas Topping Nashenden Lane, Borstal] (1 sheaf); Humour and Pathos from Charles Dickens c.1950, [author Thomas Topping, Nashenden Lane, Borstal] (1 sheaf) [see also below]; notes on Thomas Topping’s talks (1 p.); Charles Dickens and Hans Andersen: Letters, etc. by T.S. Lascelles of Sevenoaks, 1950; Animals in Dickens and Dickens’ Own Dogs [cf. also Doggie Stories, below] by G.J. Atkins, c.1960; (1 bundle)

Photocopies of articles or monographs entitled Chips: Household Words and English Wills and Christmas in the Frozen Regions with Dr. Robert McCormick author and publication not ascribed or attributed [c.1980] (3pp.);

Stencil typescript message of thanks from Miss Amy Butler of Rochester to Rochester Branch on achieving 30 years continuous service, 1953 (2pp.);

Financial statement, branch annual dinner 1953 (1p.);

Printed branch syllabuses or rule cards booklets c.1972-c.1992 (1 bundle);

Correspondence of Paul J. Allen of Rochester, branch honorary treasurer 1989-1993 (1 bundle);

Correspondence between officers of the branch including Miss Amy Butler or Rochester and Edwin Harris of Hereward, 20 New Road, Rochester (1938), B. W. Matz of London, editor of The Dickensian, officers of the HQ Branch and others, discussing anniversaries and other events, including letter from A.M. Johnstone, Chairman, Publicity and Promotions Committee inviting participation in Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee fair in Rochester (1977), 1914-1993 (1 bundle);

Correspondence of Mrs. M. Dorman, branch honorary secretary, 1982-1991 (1 folder);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1991-1992 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1995 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1997-1998 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 1999 (1 bundle);

Correspondence and printed ephemera 2000 (1 bundle);

Organisers’ forms, draft committee minutes and correspondence, Dickens Fellowship annual conference, Rochester, 2000 (1 bundle);

Photographs of statues of Charles Dickens and Little Nell at Clark’s Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America (USA) c.1980 and photocopies of newspaper articles on Dickensian associations of St. Andrew’s Parish, Holborn, London (1933), Edwin Harris of Rochester, honorary official guide to Rochester Branch, Dickens Fellowship (1927) and Dickens’ Chalet, Eastgate, Rochester (1977) (1 bundle);

Copies of letters from Bernard Wood of Leeds, Yorkshire, photographer and author and others 1963-1970 (1 bundle);

Chronology of Rochester Branch activities and events 1903-1986 compiled by Paul J. Allen c.1985;

Scrapbook containing photographs, newscuttings, letters and printed items pertaining to Rochester Branch 1912-1970 compiled by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester (Scrapbook 1) (1 volume);

Scrapbook composed entirely of newscuttings, except for leaf from catalpa tree, Boley Hill, Rochester (1958), compiled by Miss Amy Butler of Rochester, 1911-1966 (1 volume);

Certificate presented to Rochester Branch by Rochester upon Medway City Council in recognition of contribution towards replacement of trees lost in Great Storm of 16-17 October 1987, c.1987 x c.1990 (1 sheet);

Scrapbook containing photographs, newscuttings, letters and printed items chiefly pertaining to period of presidencies of Mr. and Mrs. R. Evans Prall and Louis I’Anson Cobb including Rochester Historical Pageant 1931, photographs including Edwin Harris, Louis I’Anson Prall, Rev. Canon Sydney Wheatley, Frank Lascelles, Alderman F.F. Smith, John L. Percival, Town Clerk of Rochester, C. Leonard and Earl and Countess of Darnley, 1886-1940, compilation attributed to Miss Amy Butler of Rochester (Scrapbook 2) (1 volume);

Photograph album containing group or individual portraits of branch members, mainly in period costume, at Dickensian events and places with Dickensian associations, subjects including Miss Amy Butler of Rochester and compiled by her, 1911-1959 (1 volume);

Correspondence between Francis Bywater of Rochester and numerous others in connection with research into Percy Fitzgerald of London, first president of the Fellowship, for talks to HQ Branch and Rochester Branch, with talk notes, 1971-1992 (1 folder);

correspondence between Francis Bywater of Rochester and numerous others organising visit to Eatanswill [cf. Sudbury, Suffolk], with printed ephemera, 1985-1986 (1 bundle);

certificate of corporate membership awarded by Friends of Rochester Cathedral to Rochester Branch 1963 (1 item);

branch secretary’s notebook 1986-1989 (1 booklet);

branch and HQ circulars, branch balance sheets, branch officers’ correspondence, ephemera, newscuttings, syllabuses branch and newsletters pertaining to events and promotional work including Rochester Dickens Festivals 1990-2003, ephemera including fabric badge of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, compiled by Paul J. Allen, branch chairman (2 bundles);

correspondence, newscuttings, quotations from caterers, menus, invitation cards and table plan pertaining to Branch’s Golden Jubilee Dinner, Belsey Hall, Maidstone Road, Rochester 1953 (1 folder);

committee officers’ correspondence, membership lists, agenda papers, syllabuses 1978-1989 (1 folder);

branch agenda papers 1984-1990 (1 bundle);

committee officers’ general correspondence including correspondence with the local authority, Dickens’ House Museum, London and Fellowship HQ, London, with printed ephemera, 1943-1977 (1 folder);

committee officers’ general correspondence, copies of Fellowship rules, agenda papers, balance sheets and circular inviting contributions to restoration of the Swiss Chalet, Eastgate House, Rochester (1960), 1960-1989 (1 folder);

Fellowship HQ circulars, conference and council minutes and agenda papers, with correspondence about restoration of the Swiss Chalet, Eastgate House, Rochester (1960-1961), 1956-1973 (1 folder);

Fellowship Council minutes and agenda papers 1978-2000 (1 bundle);

Correspondence with and printed syllabuses of branches around the country and in United States of America (USA) and Australia, 1963-1973 (1 folder);

Newsletters entitled Mr. Dick’s Kite 1986-1998, City of Rochester Society Newsletter February 1995, August 1997 and November 1997, Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia branch’s The Dickens Newsletter 1995-1997, photocopy of programme for performance of Little Dorrit, Rochester Branch 1935 (c.1980), Our House (Dickens’ House newsletter) March 1997, The Dickens Round newsletter of the Dickens Project, University of California, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America (USA) and photocopy of Dickens Fellowship’s annual conference programme, Rochester, 1932 (c.1980) (1 bundle);

Newsletters of Melbourne New South Wales, Australia branch, Christchurch, New Zealand and Los Angeles, California, United States of America branches or fellowships (USA) 1998-2000 (1 bundle);

Printed branch syllabuses (membership and rule cards), some named, 1952-1998 (1 bundle);

Printed ephemera and Dickensiana including programme for Dickens Fellowship annual conference, Rochester (1932), 1932-1988 (1 bundle);

A Brief History of the Rochester Dickens Fellowship 1903-2003 by Paul J. Allen (booklet, 2 copies) and branch leaflet c.2003 (2 copies);

Doggie Stories [cf. dogs] compiled or written by Gladys Atkins, c.1970 (1 packet);

printed matter comprising: official souvenir guide to Rochester Historical Pageant 1931; Gad’s Hill School [Higham] Cookery Book, 1992; guides to Rochester Castle and Cathedral, City of Rochester, Rainham, Gavelkind, Dickens’ Rochester, local inn signs and local churches, mostly by Edwin Harris c.1897-c.1921, possibly collected by Thelma Grove (1 folder)

See also:

Dickens Collection of printed books, periodicals, illustrations and monographs, Local Studies Unit (formerly held at Rochester Library)

Couchman Collection click here

Records of the City of Rochester Society click here

Records of the Dickens' Country Protection Society click here

File updated by Borough Archivist 2 February 2005.

Date: [1886] 1913-2004
Quantity: 8 boxes
Result number 23 - Please quote Reference: 07_M_SERIES/M028 on request slip.

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Photocopy of printed roll of honour of British Portland Cement Manufacturers Ltd., mainly for the Peters & West Kent Works, Wouldham, but also including the Newhaven Works, Sussex and Premier Works, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, giving name, rank and unit of former employee or worker & date killed if applicable, First World War c.1914-c.1918 (M28/1) and photocopy of Overseers of the Poor accounts for Halling 1830 (M28/2)
Date: Originals c.1919 and 1830; photocopies 1993
Quantity: 1 bundle/8pp.
Result number 24 - Please quote Reference: 07_M_SERIES/M031 on request slip.

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Collection of 316 photographs mainly of Kent churches but with some of Kent windmills exposed 1989-1993 by Mr. R. Fry of Rochester, arranged topographically

Medway Towns M31/1
The Medway Valley M31/2
Hoo Peninsula M31/3
Dartford and the North-westM31/4
Sevenoaks, Wrotham, Meopham M31/5
The North Downs (1) M31/6
The North Downs (2) M31/7
The Downs to Dover and Folkestone M31/8
Weald of West Kent (1) M31/9
Weald of West Kent (2) M31/10
Kent and East Sussex Churches: Romney Marsh M31/11
Along the Stour M31/12
The Chiddingstone Group of Parishes M31/13
The Swale and the Isle of Sheppey M31/14
Ruined churches of Kent M31/15
Windmills of Kent M31/16

For further church photographs and textual, descriptive material on churches (of the Rochester Archdeaconry area only), please contact the Local Studies Section at this Centre

For further photographs and textual material on Kent windmills, please contact the Guildhall Museum, Rochester (Searle Collection).
Date: 1989-1993
Quantity: 16 albums; contents 6" x 4" (150 mm x 105 mm)


Result number 25 - Please quote Reference: 07_M_SERIES/M134 on request slip.

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CDRoms of video tapes (some supplied by Screen Archive South East (SASE), Brighton, Sussex from film originally held in Medway Archives and passed to SASE for safety and copying), remaining original cine film in Medway Archives and video tape take from Tony Blake cine film collection for digital conversion by JAK Computing for upload to Medway MovieBase.

With 1 back up tape


Date: Captured Summer 2006
Quantity: 23 CDRoms, 1 back-up tape
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