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.
Images from the London Illustrated News 1861 of Chatham Convict Prison08/08/2013 13:18
Served as a Royal Engineers in Brompton in 1953 where he met his wife19/04/2013 11:30
Not strictly a building but the Garrison Gardens was created in Brompton in 1868.17/04/2013 07:48
Ironically the owner of Britain’s bulldog mascot, Jimmy Knode, had a German father and Jimmy’s real name was Herman Joseph…by Mark on 22/10/2013 12:04
I lived at 53 High Street Brompton during the second war and left the area in 1953.
My grandfather…by Eileen Bullen (nee Watson) on 17/10/2013 14:10
Eliza TOMLIN from Wrotham is the daughter of a William TOMLIN. Harry TOMLIN was my great grandfather and has no…by Carol Franks on 23/05/2013 12:52