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June 2018

Miniature Steam and Electric Train Rides

3 June at 2:00 pm - 28 October at 5:00 pm
Cascades, Thong Lane
Gravesend , Kent DA12 4LG United Kingdom
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£0.50

WHATEVER THE WEATHER the miniature trains run. Come for a ride every Sunday from April to October, 2pm until 5pm, at the grounds of the Cascade Leisure Centre. 50p a ride - FUN FOR ALL! Park in the main car park and the trains are just by the driving range. For more information please visit the GMMES Facebook page.  

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September 2018

Bring us Sunshine

8 September at 5:30 pm - 2 October at 8:00 pm
The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre), Kings Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DU United Kingdom
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Free

Children, adults and fairies are all invited to attend FREE arts workshops in Gravesend - which aim to bring out the creative side in everyone. No artistic experienced is needed so come along and create something bright and colourful.

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PS Waverley – Sail Through Tower Bridge

21 September at 2:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£39

Explore the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens especially for you! There is no finer cruise on the Thames than this! Pass through the Thames Flood Barrier, see the Dome, the historic waterfront at Greenwich, and the dramatic buildings at Canary Wharf culminating in the spectacle of the bridge, built in 1894, opening especially for you. This is a trip you will always remember. Enjoy the informative and fascinating commentary that tells stories of the heritage of…

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Gravesend Borough Market Tour

22 September at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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A new free one-hour guided tour around Gravesend Borough Market. The Gravesham Accredited Tour Guides are running the tours taking in the market’s history, its restoration and Queen Victoria. The tour will take in some well-known landmarks such as the Town Pier and St George’s Church. Places are limited - book by emailing: info@visitgravesend.co.uk or call.01474 337600 (Thursday to Sunday) The tours are funded through the GO Trade Interreg European Project.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

22 September at 12:00 pm - 23 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Fort Gardens, Gravesend

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Art and Craft

22 September at 12:00 pm - 23 September at 4:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Church Street
Higham, Kent DA3 7LS United Kingdom
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£2

Come along and see an exhibition of local artists and craft folk, then join in and find your creative streak. Collage, printing, weaving & much more. Or just enjoy the atmosphere of the church with a nice cup of tea and cake.

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Handmade Fair

23 September at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Handmade Fair with dozens of local crafters under one roof, exhibiting an eclectic mix of hand crafted wares and tastebud tempting treats. Demonstration Station - be wowed with expert demonstration, every hour, on the hour as well as drop in craft sessions.

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Owletts

23 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4

Owletts
Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

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PS Waverley – Sail Through Tower Bridge

23 September at 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£39

Explore the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens especially for you! There is no finer cruise on the Thames than this! Pass through the Thames Flood Barrier, see the Dome, the historic waterfront at Greenwich, and the dramatic buildings at Canary Wharf culminating in the spectacle of the bridge, built in 1894, opening especially for you. This is a trip you will always remember. Enjoy the informative and fascinating commentary that tells stories of the heritage of…

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Exhibition of Local History

24 September at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Community Room, Asda Superstore
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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This is your opportunity to see and hear about various activities and publications of the Gravesend Historical Society. Display tables showing artefacts discovered by the Society, photo boards, test yourself with the photo quiz. Author, Lynda Smith will be in attendance to discuss her latest publication, Fun and Frivolity, Nineteenth Century Amusements in Gravesend. Talk to local historians from the Society about local history and how to get involved in the Society. Various talks and walks are held throughout the…

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PS Waverley – Clacton-on-Sea and River Blackwater

25 September at 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£35

Step aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley at Gravesend Town Pier. Sail down the River Thames - all the way to Clacton to enjoy time ashore before boarding your inclusive coach for your return journey. Visit Clacton-onSea - £35 Senior - £33 Cruise River Blackwater - £39 Senior - £37

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Wildlife On Your Doorstep

25 September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Masonic Halls, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0PA United Kingdom
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£3.50

‘Wildlife On Your Doorstep’ by Victoria Golding. A close look at the wildlife of our local natural places.

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PS Waverley – Southend and Historic Thames Forts

27 September at 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£31

The historic Thames Forts were built in the estuary during the second World War to protect London and coastal areas from air attack. On the cruise you will be able to see Red Sands and Shivering Sands. The cruise offers an excellent commentary on their construction, life and later use as pirate radio stations. Dine, relax with a drink in one of the restored period lounges, or simply watch the world slip by as you enjoy breath taking views. You…

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Let’s Change Lives Together at Gravesend Borough Market

28 September at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Every penny raised helps make a difference to people affected by cancer.

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Fort in the Forties

29 September at 10:30 am - 30 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£2

Thames Defence Heritage proudly presents Fort in the Forties, Gravesend's Wartime Weekend. Entertainment, Stalls, Displays and much more.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

29 September at 12:00 pm - 30 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Chantry Heritage Centre, Fort Gardens

Milton Chantry has had many different uses and is one of a few surviving buildings of this type. It contains a number of well-preserved architectural features from the 14th to 19th centuries along with a variety of displays relating to the heritage of the Borough. Located close to the Thames, New Tavern Fort was designed to defend London against an enemy fleet. Experience life underground and follow in the steps of the Victorian artillery men. To fully experience these two sites,…

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Bawley Bay Sea Creatures

29 September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map
£3

Creative fun for all the family. Sculpt a sea creature from air-dry clay and decorate with a beautiful selection of Bawley Bay sea glass.

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Owletts

30 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4

Owletts
Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

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PS Waverley – Afternoon Cruise River Medway

30 September at 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£31

The Medway is a river alive with history. At the mouth of the River is the busy port at Sheerness. Dine, relax with a drink in one of the restored period lounges, or simply watch the world slip by as you enjoy breath taking views. You can send a postcard or shop for a souvenir whilst on-board. Paddle Steamer Waverley, built 70 years ago, is the world’s last sea-going paddle steamer. Visit Southend - £31 Cruise River Medway - £37

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Darnley Mausoleum

30 September at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Visit the restored 18th century mausoleum, set in peaceful wood pasture. Discover this special site set within the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Covering 190 acres, Cobham Wood is one of the few ancient wood pastures still retaining open grassland and mature trees.

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October 2018

PS Waverley – Clacton-on-Sea – River Blackwater

1 October at 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£35

Step aboard Paddle Steamer Waverley at Gravesend Town Pier. Sail down the River Thames - all the way to Clacton to enjoy time ashore before boarding your inclusive coach for your return journey. Visit Clacton-onSea - £35 Senior - £33 Cruise River Blackwater - £39 Senior - £37

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PS Waverley – Twinkling Thames

2 October at 6:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Cruise along the ‘Twinkling Thames’ - sail past shimmering Canary Wharf and see floodlit Tower-Bridge open for you. Lounge bars and restaurant are open all evening, make it a party! Single journey to London £27

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PS Waverley – Sail Through Tower Bridge

5 October at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£39

Explore the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens especially for you! There is no finer cruise on the Thames than this! Pass through the Thames Flood Barrier, see the Dome, the historic waterfront at Greenwich, and the dramatic buildings at Canary Wharf culminating in the spectacle of the bridge, built in 1894, opening especially for you. This is a trip you will always remember. Enjoy the informative and fascinating commentary that tells stories of the heritage of…

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Barn Dance

5 October at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
St George’s Church Hall, Church Street
Gravesend, DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£10

All welcome to enjoy a Barn Dance. A fun and enjoyable evening for all even if you have never been to a barn dance. Please bring your own drinks and nibbles. Adults: £10 Children: £5 Music by the Ian Petrie (live) band. For more information please contact Neil: 01474 560525, email: info@stgeorgesgravesend.org

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Beating the Bounds (16 miles)

6 October at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ebbsfleet United FC, Stonebridge Rd
Northfleet , Kent DA11 9GN United Kingdom
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Calling all Walkers! Walkers of all ages are invited to join Gravesham’s Mayor, Cllr David Hurley as he carries out the ancient tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’ (the boundaries of Gravesham borough). Refreshments stops along the route. All proceeds from sponsorship will go to Gravesham Borough Council’s Mayor’s charities. Alternatively a donation would be appreciated. For more information about joining the walk and to get a sponsor form please visit: www.gravesham.gov.uk/boundarywalk Any questions please contact Jackie Denton: jackiedenton@gravesham.gov.uk

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PS Waverley – Sail Through Tower Bridge

6 October at 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£39

Explore the River Thames and watch as London’s Tower Bridge opens especially for you! There is no finer cruise on the Thames than this! Pass through the Thames Flood Barrier, see the Dome, the historic waterfront at Greenwich, and the dramatic buildings at Canary Wharf culminating in the spectacle of the bridge, built in 1894, opening especially for you. This is a trip you will always remember. Enjoy the informative and fascinating commentary that tells stories of the heritage of…

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PS Waverley – Twinkling Thames

6 October at 7:30 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£27

Cruise along the ‘Twinkling Thames’ - sail past shimmering Canary Wharf and see floodlit Tower-Bridge open for you. Lounge bars and restaurant are open all evening, make it a party! Single journey to London £27

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Beating the Bounds (14 miles)

7 October at 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Golden Lion, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 oXE United Kingdom
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Calling all Walkers! Walkers of all ages are invited to join Gravesham’s Mayor, Cllr David Hurley as he carries out the ancient tradition of ‘Beating the Bounds’ (the boundaries of Gravesham borough). Refreshments stops along the route. All proceeds from sponsorship will go to Gravesham Borough Council’s Mayor’s charities. Alternatively a donation would be appreciated. For more information about joining the walk and to get a sponsor form please visit: www.gravesham.gov.uk/boundarywalk Any questions please contact Jackie Denton: jackiedenton@gravesham.gov.uk

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PS Waverley – Southend and Historic Thames Forts

7 October at 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Town Pier Pontoon, West Street
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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£31

Sailing from Gravesend Town Pier, Southend is a traditional seaside resort and home to the UK’s longest Pier! It boasts a vast array of traditional seaside fun in the form of Adventure Island amusement park, the famous Kursaal, the Pier Museum, the Sealife centre and a large range of shops. It’s a great day out for kids or those wishing to revisit their childhood haunt. The historic Thames Forts were built in the estuary during the second World War to…

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Street Party Family Fun Day

7 October at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Higham Village Club, 33 Hermitage Road
Higham, Kent ME3 7DD United Kingdom
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£1

Come along to the Street Party Family Fun Day. includes Bouncy Castle, Market Stalls, Face Painting, Ice Cream Van, Live Music, Singer and lots more. Raising funds for The Motor Neurone Disease Association. Children - Free Adults - £1

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The Training Ship ‘Worcester’

8 October at 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Hall, Wrotham Road
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LS United Kingdom
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£2

All welcome to the lecture with Ken Chamberlain. Years membership - £12.00, for meetings and the latest copy of Historic Gravesham. For more information please contact Sandra Soder - 01474 363998

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It’s Northfleet, but not as we know it.

8 October at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Coldharbour Library, Coldharbour Road
Northfleet, Kent
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£4

Join local historian, Christoph Bull for a illustrated talk on Northfleet’s transformation over the past century.     Price: £4 includes light refreshments Booking essential: max.fisher@kent.gov.uk or 03000 413131 and ask for Coldharbour Library. Please pay before event at Coldharbour Library otherwise unpaid tickets booked are sold on. Space limited.

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Late Flowering Perennials & Growing Grasses

10 October at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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£3.00

CGS member Nigel Gibson, a plant expert working for Provender Nursery holds the RHS Long Service Medal for service to horticulture. He will talk about growing grasses & late flowering perennials which will bring colour to the garden as nights get longer. Members FREE - non members £3

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Cold War Bunker Tours

12 October at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00

Gravesend's Cold War bunker is located within Woodlands park and was originally known as Civil Defence Region 6. The bunker was an underground command post, built in 1954, from which Gravesend's rescue and emergency services were to be co-ordinated in the event of a nuclear attack. Its 13 rooms contained power and ventilation plant, communications areas for the command staff and various dormitories. Refurbished and re-equipped to look as it was in the 1950s, the bunker gives the visitor the…

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Tour of Gad’s Hill Place and Cream Tea.

13 October at 1:00 pm - 14 October at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50

Visit the former home of Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place – his ‘Little Kentish Freehold’. When he was a boy Charles Dickens and his father took a walk through Kent. On Gravesend Road they passed a house called Gad’s Hill Place. Young Charles was impressed and bought the house in 1856. In this house he wrote his last four Novels, including Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He lived there until his death in 1870. Gad’s Hill is…

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Forget-Me-Not Vintage Fayre

14 October at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join us for a day filled with vintage and retro fashion, accessories, jewellery, homeware, LIVE entertainment and food. Free entertainment with swing singer Ashton Harley!

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Amazing Swanscombe: puritans, pollution & politics.

15 October at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£15

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a talk about the astonishing history of this small town which we all think we know. Begins: 6pm for a fish and chip supper, talk to follow. Cost includes both the meal and the talk.

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Chalk Village Gardeners Club – Dogs Trust Talk

19 October at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Come along and hear our guest speaker telling us about the work of the Dogs Trust. Price includes free refreshments. No need to book. Please contact: 07740 775206

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Youth Market

21 October at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Gravesend Borough Market logo

All welcome to come along to the Youth Market at the historic Gravesend Borough Market.

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Cobham Hall Tour

21 October at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Hall, Cobham DA12 3BL + Google Map
£5.50

Enjoy a tour of Cobham Hall which is situated on the edge of the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Cobham Hall is an impressive 16th Century Manor House nestled in 150 acres of historic parkland. Steeped in history, Cobham Hall dates back to 1208, but occupancy of the site goes back to pre-Roman times. Cricket’s Ashes, Kings, Queens, Charles Dickens and many more share Cobham Hall’s history. No booking required.

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