By Bryan Clark

A heritage of Murston is a photographic advisor via a century of swap, revealing the genuine personality of a group that has grown from a small agricultural parish right into a burgeoning commercial quarter. among 1845 and 1880, the commercial village of reduce Murston used to be equipped through 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 better half's father, generating cement in addition to bricks by means of 1900. yet occasions replaced and, in 1930, the parish of Murston, validated in Saxon instances, used to be disbanded and the group turned part of Sittingbourne. The village of decrease Murston used to be demolished within the Sixties and the population have been re-housed in a brand new Murston property top off Tonge highway. these days, homes are nonetheless being equipped and town is expanding.

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