CDHS Membership Information
    Membership of the Chatham Dockyard Historical Society is available, subject to Committee approval, to all persons over the age of 18 who have a genuine interest in all aspects of Dockyard and Navy life combined with local history. 
    Members are encouraged to contribute towards the running of the Society/Museum by voluntary activities such as : 

    -- Manning the Museum
    -- Answering visitor's questions in the Information Centre
    -- Maintenance and cleaning of the Display Cases
    -- Research projects in the Royal Dockyard Library
    -- Cataloging and preservation of artifacts
    -- Photographic and video records. 

    Prospective new members are requested to enquire at the Society's information area near the exit from the Museum (if on a visit to the Historic Dockyard). Otherwise please write to:

    Mr J Lambert, Hon. Secretary, CDHS, The Museum of The Royal Dockyard, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TE.

    Members pay an annual subscription of £10.00. This is due in January each year. Life membership can also be arranged. Please enquire for more information. 

    photograph of the Nuclear Refuelling Complex modelphotograph of the Blockmaker model

    Above, left - the architects model of the Nuclear Refuelling Complex at HM Dockyard, Chatham.  Above, right - In sailing ships, with their miles of ropes and hawsers, the use of 'blocks' and pulleys made handling the sails and rigging much eaiser. The blocks were made by a craftsman known as a Blockmaker. This small crafted model by the late Clive Nightingale shows a Blockmaker at work and an example of his art in-situ on a warship. 

     Below - HM Dockyard Chatham designed and built the Admiralty Standard Range (ASR) marine diesel engines. CDHS members have lovingly and carefully restored these ASR2 components which are now on display in the Museum.    

    photograph of ASR2 marine diesel engine components