The Strand 125

Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 26th June 2021

The Strand 125

Medway Council present an anniversary celebration of The Strand's 125th year through the sharing of memories and images through a virtual exhibition.

The Strand is home to one of Britain’s earliest open air pools, originally opening on 27 June 1896 and soon becoming a popular summer attraction for residents and visitors.

The 1930’s saw the introduction of the putting green, café, pony rides and bandstand with the infamous miniature railway becoming a welcome addition in 1948.  

This year marks 125 years since the opening which will be celebrated with our many visitors from over the years.  Fond memories and images from the public’s private collections will be used to form a virtual exhibition that can be shared with everyone.

See the Strand 125 Online Gallery HERE

Earlier this spring, we asked Medway residents to send in their favourite memories at the park from years gone by. We received lots of entries....while we also uncovered lots of memorabilia and moments from our archives.

 A big thank you to everyone who sent in a photo! Take a look through our gallery of memories....

 Want to share your favourite memory? Tell us why you love The Strand by sending us your memory (with a photo if you have one) to [email protected]


See The Strand 125 Memories Video HERE

Perhaps you can remember your first visit to the park? or maybe memorable summers’ day at the lido?…maybe you shot an unbelievable hole in one on the crazy golf course…..or maybe you had a lovely family picnic on the beach that you look back on with a smile. The Strand has always provided family fun over the last 125 years. Here we celebrate some of your memories from years gone by. Thank you to every resident who provided a photo contribution towards this video.


Friday 21st May 2021 to
Saturday 26th June 2021





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