Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Chatham


Chatham in Kent, near Rochester, is full of maritime history. Once an important and strategic naval dockyard it is now home to the historic dockyard and museum where various ships, maritime equipment and a history of the area is recorded in detail at this popular visitor attraction.



The town of Chatham is adorned with many objects depicting its naval history. The town is located on the Medway and has clearly seen better days. Apart from the brand new bus station the town itself looks a little shabby in places and has a very varied ethnic mix which can be seen in the colourful local independent shops.


Looking over the town is the Chatham Naval Memorial commemorating the 18,500 members of the Navy who lost their lives in World War I and World War II. The local town hall which is a grade II listed building was completed in 1900.



Chatham has a good mix of restaurants and cafe's and many languages can be heard in the busy high street area during the rush hours. A distinctly multi cultural town with a proud history.


For more photographs of Chatham on The Medway please click here.





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