A History of Murston by Bryan Clark

By Bryan Clark

A historical past of Murston is a photographic advisor via a century of swap, revealing the real personality of a group that has grown from a small agricultural parish right into a burgeoning commercial region. among 1845 and 1880, the economic village of reduce Murston was once equipped via entrepreneur George Smeed in a gentle conversion of historic farmland into brickfi elds. by means of 1875, George Hambrook Dean, a farmer who married Smeed s eldest daughter, arrange the Smeed Dean corporation in partnership together with his spouse's father, generating cement in addition to bricks through 1900. yet occasions replaced and, in 1930, the parish of Murston, confirmed in Saxon occasions, used to be disbanded and the group turned part of Sittingbourne. The village of reduce Murston used to be demolished within the Nineteen Sixties and the population have been re-housed in a brand new Murston property top off Tonge street. these days, homes are nonetheless being equipped and the city is expanding.

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