After a career in IT that lasted 28 years, and studying for a BA in History at the University of Kent from 2003-2009, Nigel retired from industry and decided to pursue his lifelong interest in history. He has lived in the Sittingbourne area since 1999. Apart from being a volunteer in the Milton Creek project, he is also a member of Sittingbourne Heritage Museum and the Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne (HRGS). From January 2012 Nigel will also be editor of the HRGS publication 'The Archive'.
My name is David Webb. I worked for the Ministry of Defence for 26 years, then for Kent Police until 2010 when I was made redundant. I am currently on a two year media extended BTEC course at Canterbury College, studying Film, Print, TV and Radio. I volunteered for this project as I love history, particularly in my local area. Also I wished to gain further media experience through interviewing and using audio recording equipment. Hopefully this will help bump up my CV and gain me future employment, possibly in the media industry.
Alan Amos has lived all his life at Frederick Street in Sittingbourne. During his career he worked for Bowater and later BT. He has a life-long interest in local history which has seen him in such roles as Vice-Chairman of the HRGS and of the Bredgar History Society, and he is currently a member of Bearsted History Society. He joined the project so that he could pass on his knowledge of Milton Creek and Sittingbourne and to engage in historical research which he finds very exciting. He says he will miss the project when it finishes.