Chatham Historical Society was founded in 1950. Its objectives are to bring together those who are interested in the history and archaeology of the Medway Towns and the immediate surrounding area, and to collect and record material relating to the history of this area.

We hold monthly meetings at which guest speakers talk about subjects of historical and/or local interest. All the meetings are open to the public, and visitors are very welcome. See the Meetings webpage for details.

Next meeting

Wednesday 12th September 2018 at 7:15pm
St Stephen's Church
Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME4 6JE


Society evening: The Newcomb Diary Project

The society is undertaking a project to find out more about the diary and its contents. At our next meeting we plan to plot many of the local ‘bomb’ sites included in the diary on a map of the period, highlighting the type of different bombs and incendiaries the Germans used. We want to find out more about some of these incidents by looking at newspaper accounts, pictures, eyewitness stories and the lives of some of the civilian war dead.

Members and visitors are welcome to come along and participate in this project.

Issue 14 (Winter 2017)
  Available now.
See the Medway Chronicle webpage for details.

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