The post-war St Matthew's Church
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A sparsely-populated hamlet and farming area until the 20th Century, Wigmore was briefly the site of a smallpox isolation hospital (Alexandra Hospital) from 1902, and began to be developed as a village from 1906 when the 365-acre Wigmore agricultural estate was partitioned and sold as plots, initially as smallholdings (hence the local “Smallholders Club”) and rural shanties for Medway families.
Arriva bus 132 runs between Wigmore, Rainham and Chatham.
References in popular culture
Rock bands associated with the locality-championing Medway scene have referenced Wigmore; The Buff Medways in the song "Medway Wheelers" (2005) and the Len Price 3 with "Wigmore Swingers" (2014).
- "Wigmore" A Dictionary of British Place-Names. A. D. Mills. Oxford University Press, 2003. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. 
- Joyce and Miller, Brian and Sophie (2014). Gillingham & Around From Old Photographs. Stroud: Amberley Publishing. ISBN 978-1445632971.
- "Smallholders Club".
- Twentieth Century Society, https://c20society.org.uk/publications/c20-magazine/review-the-buildings-of-england-kent-west-and-the-weald/
- "New Era Technology UK | Part of the New Era Technology family".
- "Wigmore Medical Centre - 114 Woodside, Wigmore, Gillingham, ME8 0PW".
- "Wigmore Youth FC".
- "Site Search | Cycling UK" (PDF).
- "Len Price 3: Nobody Knows (CD on JLM Recordings)".
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