MALSC has re-opened!

The new Medway Archives Centre is now open to the public. The new address is: 32 Bryant Road, Strood ME2 3EP (previously the old Strood library).


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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(Issue 49, February 2018)
22nd February 2018




Upcoming Events

FOMA: Quiz
Quiz Night 
Saturday 12 May, 7.30 pm
£8 for members and non-members. BOOKING REQUIRED (see below).
Please do your best...
FOMA: Talk
The History of Luton Village to 1914. 
Tuesday 12 June, 7.30 pm
A talk by Brian Joyce....
: Exhibition
Strood 2000 Years of 'Just Passing Through' 
Thursday 1 February to Tuesday 1 May 2018
An exhibition about the fascinating history of Strood with images from our photographic collection....

Booking for FOMA events is not necessary and until further notice they are held at Frindsbury Parish Hall, ME2 4HE. Talks are £3 for members, £5 non-members. Booking for Quiz Nights and enquiries through the FOMA Secretary: Odette Buchanan, 72 Jersey Rd, Strood, ME2 3PE; odette_buchanan@yahoo.co.uk; 01634 718231.

Medway Archives Centre, 32 Bryant Road, Strood, Rochester, ME2 3EP.

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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