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Welcome to the Brompton history website. Brompton village is a complex civilian area in the heart of a military world. To the south and east lie the Chatham Lines, a series of fortifications built to defend the Chatham Dockyard. To the west lies the Dockyard itself and to the north Brompton Barracks, home of the Royal Engineers.

This website is managed by the Brompton History Research Group and Royal Engineers Museum, Library & Archive and has been supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to document the stories, memories and history of Brompton village which lies at the heart of Medway, Kent.

Please take time to browse the sections on the left of this page to learn more about the fascinating history of the village. You too can help with the project, if you have memories of Brompton, visit the Get Involved section and share your stories here.

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  • William Mattocks

    Have just read about William, have checked my family tree and do not think that we are related.  I come…by Richard Mattocks on 15/09/2014 22:02

  • Directory of Streets

    any ideas about a milliners or dressmakers in 123 Canterbury Street, Old Brompton in 1890s?

    by Linda on 12/09/2014 23:18
  • Manor Street

    The old Irish club became a Darby & Joan 1962, I used to take my gran up there when I…by marion on 05/08/2014 19:10

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