Talk:River Medway

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Men of Kent & Kentish Men[edit]

Is it just me, or are parts of this in need of redoing? People born in Maidstone (& Tonbridge) may be Men of Kent or Kentish Men depending on exactly where they were born. People born in Rainham (Kent), Rochester and Gillingham are Men of Kent. Possibly someone getting confused with the Medway Unitary Authority, the creation of which has changed nothing in relation to this - same as the thieving of ¼ of Kent by London in the 1880s! Mjroots (talk) 19:10, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

See West Kent for further details. Cannot discover anything to confirm the popular belief otherwise. ClemRutter (talk) 01:24, 9 February 2008 (UTC)


Tonbridge was spelt Tunbridge until the mid nineteenth century, therefore any usage of Tunbridge before then is not a misspelling. Mjroots (talk) 13:20, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Catchment Area[edit]

Surely the Thames is in Southern England and has a larger catchment area.

This question was asked before (now archived), and the answer was as given below (copied from archive), but it does not answer the query, given the much larger Thames basin. Jokulhlaup (talk) 18:28, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
the term "catchment area" refers to the entire area from which all the water making up a particular river originates. The Medway catchment area contains hundreds of tributaries and sub-tributaries; the Thames, in spite of being a longer river, has fewer, and from a more resticted area. It is all to do with the relief of the land Peter Shearan 09:53, 16 November 2007 (UTC)