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Category: New Hythe

A Papermill Pagent

Ten girls topped the charts in the area finals of the 1965 Miss Reed News Competition. There’s a” Colleen, a Scottish lass, a beauty from Burma, and a bevy of English roses, from all corners of the Reed empire in the British Isles. All these girls will be getting a £10 dress allowance and a […]

Aylesford Papermills

Aylesford Paper Mills was owned by Albert E Reed & Co Ltd., that in 1946 owned 4 other UK paper mills, but grew over the next 20 years to become one of the world’s largest paper group. In 1946 the mill had 9 paper machines, 6 in the older East Mill (East of the railway) […]

The chapel of St John, at New Hythe.

St John’s chapel stood midway between the railway line and the river Medway, but perhaps 15 to 20 yards to the south of New Hythe Lane. Apart from knowing that it was built, possibly in the first quarter, in the thirteenth century, little can be discovered about its very early history. The first direct reference […]

Images of New Hythe

River Medway and Reeds Paper Mills               Sign on left is the Bull and the one right at the bottom on the right is the Ferry so gives a good idea of what the main street looked like …           New Hythe to Eccles Ferry […]

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