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Medway Champions Breakfast meeting

Huge thank you to The Historic Dockyard for hosting our latest champions meeting on Thursday 19th September. Our event was sold out with presentations from Richard Holdsworth from the Dockyard as well as Keith Gulvin from Fort Amherst highlighting Medway strong maritime heritage.

Medway’s existence and role as a place has always been inextricably linked to the River. It has made the area of military importance that resulted in the development of Chatham Dockyard, now celebrating its 400 hundred year anniversary, which covered 400 acres and was one of the Royal Navy’s most important sites. Many of the UK’s warships were built there including HMS Victory. There is now a fabulously interactive visitor attraction which is the world’s most complete dockyard of the age of sail; fun and learning for all ages. Apart from being an extremely popular place to visit it has also been the setting of choice for TV programmes and films including The Crown and Call the Midwife.

Fort Amherst was constructed in 1756 at the southern end of the Brompton lines of defence to protect the southeastern approaches to Chatham Dockyard and the River Medway against a French invasion. It offers a magnificent view of the River and towns and is now open as a visitor attraction throughout the year with tours provided through the tunnel complex.