By Bryan Clark

A background of Murston is a photographic consultant via a century of switch, revealing the real personality of a neighborhood that has grown from a small agricultural parish right into a burgeoning business quarter. among 1845 and 1880, the economic village of decrease Murston used to be outfitted by way of entrepreneur George Smeed in a gentle conversion of historic farmland into brickfi elds. through 1875, George Hambrook Dean, a farmer who married Smeed s eldest daughter, manage the Smeed Dean corporation in partnership together with his better half's father, generating cement in addition to bricks by way of 1900. yet occasions replaced and, in 1930, the parish of Murston, confirmed in Saxon instances, was once disbanded and the neighborhood grew to become 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 prime off Tonge street. these days, homes are nonetheless being outfitted and the city is expanding.

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