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A replacement for the first Independent Chapel at Snodland was begun in the autumn of 1854 and was consecrated on Good Friday, 6 April 1855.

The Congregational Church in Snodland High Street was built by Joshua Wilford and opened for worship on 28 November 1888 with a service conducted b

This photograph dates from after 1918, when the German field gun was placed outide the lych gate as a memorial to Sergeant Thomas Harris, VC, who w

The Downs above Upper Halling, looking south.

Upper Halling is one of the small villages that makes up the Medway Valley.

Aylesford, St Peter and St Paul's Church.

Halling, Kent Road, looking south.

The Ferry between Halling and Wouldham was very ancient and lasted about 600 years.

The school in Halling dates from the early nineteenth century. The school building in Vicarage Lane was opened on 8 May 1876, with 72 scholars.

Quarrying chalk during the nineteenth century was labour intensive work requiring many men.

At the height of production at the end of the nineteenth century, some seventeen cement factories were working on the banks of the Medway between F