Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Oral history project

Recruiting now for volunteers!

Has your family lived in Cuxton, High Halstow or Upnor for a long time?
Would you like to tell us about your life in rural Medway in the past?
Would you like to learn oral history interviewing skills and take part in the project as an interviewer?

A free training course and social event has been arranged for interviewers
Where:  Meeting Room, Brook Theatre, Old Town Hall, CHATHAM, Kent
When: Either  Wednesday 18th April 10.00-5.00
Or:                 Saturday 21st April 9.45-4.45

Contact: Project Officer on or phone 01634 813 179 to book a place.

Friday, 13 January 2012

We're delighted to announce that the Time & Tides project has successfully been awarded support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is starting up in January 2012!!

To launch the Time & Tides project, we will be holding a series of taster sessions in each village.

Come along and see objects from the Rochester Guildhall museum or get up close and personal with old archive documents.

To find out more about the project and how to get involved, drop in and meet the team - tea & cake and interests for all age groups will be provided!

Click on the Cuxton, High Halstow and Upnor tabs to see what events are happening when in each village.

And if you want to get in touch, email Nicola Waddington at or give us a call on 01634 813 179 - we'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Coming Soon....

If you would like to learn about your local or family history, have an interesting story to tell about Upnor, Cuxton or High Halstow or would like to be part of keeping your local history alive then there are lots of opportunities for you to get involved.

We will be running all types of workshops, events, recordings and talks covering family history research, oral history and using archives to name a few.  

You can keep updated with the latest news and events for the Time and Tides project by clicking the 'Follow' tab in the top right corner or the 'Subscribe to Time and Tides' tab at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, you can e-mail Nancy for the latest information - 

Free Family Fun!

Click on the Cuxton, High Halstow or Upnor Events tabs at the top of the page to find out more about the free family fun events!

Packed with drama, craft and games, this is a great way to spend some time with the family in the Easter holidays.

Or keep a look out for posters and flyers advertising the events in your area.

Be a Part of Time and Tides!

Do you live in or near Cuxton, High Halstow or Upnor? Got an unusual story about your village or a hidden artistic talent? Taking inspiration from the BBC4 series Michael Wood's Story of England we're helping communities to investigate their hidden histories and unique stories from their villages past. The findings will be presented artistically through drama, recordings, artwork, music, talks, workshops and events that the whole community can come together and enjoy.

To find out more about the project, get involved or register your interest, follow this blog, email Nancy - or call the office on 01634 813 179