Issue 32, November 2013

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Index:

Front Cover: A Rocking Medway Christmas!

Lest We Forget...
The Mystery of the Cap Badge, Tessa Towner and Carol Harris; Cap Badge, Craig McDonald The Live Bait Squadron Tessa Towner

News and Events, Odette Buchanan
Including Henry Smetham

Readers’ Letters: Ambrose Etherington, Rochester Water Works

FOMA Members
The unveiling of the Value of Touch bronze tactile created by Wendy Daws (and pictured with partner, FOMA Committee Member, Rob Flood) at Rochester Cathedral on 6 November 2013.

Keeping up with the Victorians, Alison Thomas,
Local Businesses through the Advertising of the Day; Lewis Whitehead and Son

On the Trail of Sheppey's Heritage, Barry Cox

Friary Place, Strood, and St Mary's Hospital, Barry Cox

My Little Dormouse, Barbara Marchant
Part Two

Enlistment of Pauper Children for the Army, Dr. Catharina Clement Part Two

Rainham Church of England Primary School, Jean Skilling
Part Three: Rainham School 1914-1918; Rainham School 1918-1920; The End of the School; Staff Biographies

Cindy’s Little Gems, Cindy O’Halloran
The Old Spytall

Magnum Opus, Steve Cross
The Medway Towns: River, Docks and Urban Life (England's Past for Everyone), Dr. Sandra Dunster.

Mystery Photos, Cindy O’Halloran
The birth and death of Bentley Hedge, 1904.

Archives Update, Alison Cable,
An annual review

The FOMA Collection
The newly purchased lease regarding The Brook, Chatham

A Clock Tower Special Christmas Feature Rocking Medway!
A Teenage Tornado: The Rolling Stones in the Medway Towns 1963-65, Brian Joyce
The Love Me Do Boys in Chatham, 1963, Rob Flood
Jimi Hendrix, Rob Flood

Editor’s Footnotes, Amanda Thomas
Christmas at Cobtree Manor or Dingley Dell

The Perfect Stocking Filler...
Broomhill – Strood’s Hidden Gem by Odette Buchanan