Soldiers’ Stories on Our Streets is a community research and learning project enabling local people to find out who volunteered to fight in the Great War from the streets in which they live today.
This project is generously supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War Then And Now programme to help mark the centenary of the end of the Great War in Medway.
Our project has been inspired by the FOMA De Caville Index which was started by Mick De Caville, a local man, who over twenty-five years ago began a quest to record street by street the men of the Medway Towns who had died during the Great War.
Although well known outside of Medway in research circles, this fantastic resource is under used and little known in Medway itself. Our project aims to raise local awareness of the FOMA Index, whilst training local people in basic archive and research skills, to learn more about the First World War through their family, house and area's history.
Open Days at Medway Archives Centre
Come along to find out which soldiers’ lived on your street, or to share your families own stories of WW1 experiences. The dates are:
Wednesday 31st October 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Saturday 3rd November 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Tuesday 20th November 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Saturday 24th November 9.30am to 12.30pm.
Medway Archive Centre, 32 Bryant Road, Strood, Kent, ME2 3EP
A free mini-bus will be operating throughout the morning to assist in getting to MAC (see reverse for approximate timings). Limited free parking is available at MAC.
Minibus Timetable (approximate timings).
Outside Arrive Depart Arrive Depart Arrive Depart
Gillingham Library 9.00 10.10 10.20 11.30 11.40 12.50
Brook Theatre 9.10 10.00 10.30 11.20 11.50 12.30
Rochester Library 9.20 9.50 10.40 11.10 12.00 12.30
MAC 9.30 9.40 10.50 11.00 12.10 12.20
Date and time detailsWednesday 31st October 9.30am to 12.30pm. Saturday 3rd November 9.30am to 12.30pm. Tuesday 20th November 9.30am to 12.30pm. Saturday 24th November 9.30am to 12.30pm.
AddressMedway Archives Centre - view the listing for more info.
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- Wednesday, 31 October, 2018
- Saturday, 3 November, 2018
- Tuesday, 20 November, 2018
- Saturday, 24 November, 2018