About the Center
In the Domesday books, it is noted as the place "Caterham". The reason for selecting this name is a British root to plus Old English ham. However, the river-valley location of Chatham is more reliable with CET being an Old English survival of the element cat that was common in Roman-era names and meant 'basin' or 'valley.'
It long continued a small village on the banks of the river, but by the 16th-century warships were being tied at Gillingham water, because of this place theatres a role as a planned protected location between London and the Landmass. It was recognised by Queen Elizabeth I as a Royal Dockyard in 1568, and most of the shipyard deceits within Gillingham.
The Medway had a significant role in communication. Historically it delivered income for the transportation of things to and from the centre of Kent. Timber, Stone, and Iron from the Weald for shipbuilding and agricultural crop were among the loads. By 1740, rushes of forty tonnes could steer as far upstream as Tonbridge. Today its use is limited to traveller traffic; separately from the marina, there are numerous yacht moorings on the river himself.
The town's Association Football Club shows in the Isthmian Association Divison One South. Lordswood Football Club, Play in the Southern Countries East Association. Football League side Gillingham F.C are realised to signify Medway as a whole. One of the main in the country is Holcombe Hockey Club, and are shaped in Chatham.