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.
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
Articles from the Chatham Observer and Chatham News about the First World War Council flats built in Wood Street and Middle Street10/04/2013 11:55
I lived in Old Brompton 1942 and went to St Aloyicious RC School before attending Arden St School Gillingham. I…by Patricia Gilmore on 27/04/2013 18:32
I remember the building next door and the pub was very old and quite spooky to me and my brother…by Past Swan Hotel Resident on 22/04/2013 10:32
The flats in Middle Street were there until well into the 1970’s I can recall the old lady who lived…by Admin on 11/04/2013 14:17