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In the Medway Valley

Take a trip along the course of the River Medway in this lyrical film from the 1930s - from its source up in the Sussex Downs, through pastoral Kent to the historic town of Aylesford.

Amateur film 1935 18 mins Silent

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This remarkable film traces the passage of the River Medway from its source on Turner's Hill in Sussex to the historic town of Aylesford, long associated with the Anglo-Saxon conqueror Hengist. There is particular attention paid to the many ancient bridges that cross the river at various points on the journey. We pass a number of castles, locks and stretches of river, where day-trippers can be seen relaxing on the water and numerous anglers fish from its banks.