During the War all the important bridges such as this one would have been guarded and patrolled- either by the local territorials or by the Scouts.
Unfortunately during the War the Medway at Tonbridge was also where a young mother and her baby went missing. The lady concerned, according to the Kent and Sussex Courier, had a husband serving at the Front and left a note saying she was tired of life and was ‘going to end it’. This story demonstrates the toll to families of the strain of having a relative serving on the Front during the War
Image courtesy of Darrienne Price