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 47, August 2017)
17th August 2017




Upcoming Events

FOMA: Talk
Relocating the Archive 
Tuesday September 12, 7.30 pm
The trials and tribulations of moving MALSC.
A talk by MALSC Archivist, Alison Cable....
FOMA: Quiz
Quiz Night 
Saturday October 28, 7.30 pm.
£8 for members and non-members. BOOKING REQUIRED.
Please do your best to get a ta...
FOMA: Talk
Establishing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission 1917 
Tuesday November 14, 7.30 pm.
A hundred years on from its establishment in 1917, discover why it was set up and what it does today...
FOMA: Talk
Untold Stories and Hidden Treasures 
Tuesday March 13 2018, 7.30 pm
Is Rochester Cathedral revealing its secrets?
A talk by Simon Lace, Rochester Cathedral Chapter Cle...
Tuesday 13 April 2018, 7.00 for 7.30 pm
FOMA: Exhibition
The Ultimate Sacrifice: The Men of the Medway Towns 1917 
Thursday 14 September 2017 - Saturday 18 November 2017
Medway Archives Centre, 32 Bryant Road, Strood, Rochester, ME2 3EP....
Sleep Well: England will Avenge 
Thursday 7 September, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
The Chatham Air Raid of 3rd September 1917 and its victims.
Join us for a fascinating talk by Marcu...
MALSC: Exhibition
The Moving Prefab Museum and Archive Exhibition 
Saturday 14 October, 11.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
The Prefeb Meseum celebrates post-war prefabs and their residents.
Bring your prefab memories, stor...

Unless otherwise state, all events take place at the 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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