Medway sunsets

Rachel Saunders
4 min readMar 20, 2024
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Growing up in a post-industrial town when you are not aware of anything else was only something I have really come to grips with. Medway centred on one industrial space, Chatham Dockyards, when I was born, with thousands of jobs in the local area dependent on the Royal Navy. When the UK government shut it down in 1984 the local economy was devastated, and my home town of Strood began a slow decline into a dormitory for London. Not having a car meant my family…

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