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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  • Swan Hotel

    I used to live in a pub in bromtom called the royal engineers

    by David Luxon on 18/11/2014 19:25
  • The Pickles Family

    I thought you would like to know the names of the people in the photo of the Pickles Family.  I…by Gerald Daw on 11/10/2014 15:51

  • Outside The Two Sawyers

    Would it be possible to obtain a higher resolution copy of this photograph please. I would love to add it…by Paul Skelton on 18/09/2014 19:51

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