We are the Friends of Medway Archives 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 Centre (MAC) 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 62, May 2020)
19th May 2021
NOW ONLINE! Click the link above.

The digital version of the exhibition to commemorate one hundred years since the First World War and produced by the Friends of Medway Archives (FOMA), based on the FOMA De Caville Index and at the request of the Medway Archives Centre. The layout for the exhibition was created by the Medway Council Communications team.


Forthcoming Events

MAC Exhibition
Pestilence and contagion: from Plague to COVID-19 
Free exhibition in MAC Foyer
How past pandemics have affected the Medway area. Entries in the 1666 burial registers show the viru...
MAC Exhibition
Health Matters: Corridors of care 
Free exhibition in MAC Foyer
A brief look at hospitals and health care regimes in Medway. From the establishment of Hawkins Hospi...

All events are subject to change and to government guidance for public gatherings. Further information will be available on this website, our Facebook page and sent to members via email, where appropriate.


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The Friends of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.
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