Welcome!

We are the Friends of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (FOMA). Our aims are to help with the conservation and preservation of the records and other materials of historical interest held at the Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre (MALSC) and to promote public access.


Photos have been kindly supplied by the Kent Photo Archive Link to external website and Mr Roger Smoothy who digitised the negatives; with permission of Medway Council.


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News

LATEST CLOCK TOWER OUT NOW
(Issue 42, May 2016)
18th May 2016

 

Launch of the new Clock Tower Index
13 July 2015
For more information click here

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

FOMA

14 June, 7.30 pm,
The Medway Hulks,
A talk by Dr. Jeremy Clarke.

13 September, 7.30 pm,
London Labyrinth
Finding your way through the hundreds of national and local records in London.
A talk by Dr. Kathy Chater.

22 October, 7.30 pm
Quiz Night
£5 for members and non-members.  BOOKING REQUIRED (see below).
Please do your best to get a table of friends together!

8 November, 7.30 pm,
Borseholders and Bobbies
A talk by Elaine Gardner.

For further details of FOMA, MALSC and all other related events in the Medway area, please click here.


MALSC
Exhibitions

The Pentagon: 40 years of retail therapy
12 May — 28 June 2016
An exhibition to mark the official opening of Chatham's pioneering shopping centre. It includes images of the area before construction and of the Pentagon from 1976 - 2016.

Lest We Forget—1916
30 June - 6 Sept 2016
Remembering the Men of the Medway Towns in WW1: The Ultimate Sacrifice, Part 3: 1916.  Exhibition by the Friends of Medway Archives

Foreigners, Immigrants, Citizens – Medway and its Jewish community.
Starts Thursday 8 September.

ALL MALSC EXHIBITIONS ARE FREE.

For further details of FOMA, MALSC and all other related events in the Medway area, please click here.

Talks
Awaiting information.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ALL TALKS FOR MALSC WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AT THE GUILDHALL, HIGH STREET, ROCHESTER, ME1 1PY
For further details of FOMA, MALSC and all other related events in the Medway area, please click here.

 


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The Friends of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.
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