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August 2019

Matisse – drawing with scissors

17 August at 9:00 am - 15 September at 8:00 pm
Blake Gallery, Woodville Place
Gravesend, DA12 1DD
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An overview of the spectacular last works of the French artist Henri Matisse, featuring 35 lithographic reproductions of the famous cut-outs, produced in the last four years of his life, when the artist was confined to his bed, and includes many of his iconic images, such as L’Escargot and Nu bleu II. Monday - Saturday 9am - 8pm Sunday - 10am - 2pm

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Cyanotype Workshop with Anthony Jones

20 August at 11:00 am - 23 August at 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£10.00

This taster workshop is an opportunity to learn about the history and applications of the cyanotype photographic process and create your own print to take away. There is no fixed starting time but the workshop will last a maximum of one hour. No materials are required, just imagination and a sense of fun. A minimum of two participants are required for the workshop to take place and a refund will only be given if Anthony Jones doesn't attend. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cyanotype-taster-workshop-with-anthony-jones-tickets-65356540171

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Bug Hunting

23 August
Jeskyns, Henhurst Road
Cobham, DA123AN United Kingdom
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Session times are: 10-11am, 11.30am-12.30pm, 1-2pm Bug Hunting is a fun and educational activity that lets children use sweep nets to catch and identify the insect wildlife in the meadow grass at Jeskyns. Equipment provided but booking is essential (bookings can onlybe taken between Thursday to Sunday). Children must be accompanied by an adult but only book child’s space. £2.50 per child ticket. Meet at the cafe near the wooden sculpture of a mouse. To book come to the Visitor…

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Big Local Summer of Activity

23 August at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Lawn Primary School, High Street
Northfleet, Kent DA11 9HB United Kingdom
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Football run by Gravesham Borough Youth Lawn Road School, High Street - 9 to 11am. Ages 5 to 15 Northfleet Big Local, Supported by Gravesham Borough Council, are running Free sports activities over the summer holidays. No need to book, just turn up, but please bring your own refreshments. For more information please contact Yolande Turner on 07857 06 34 62 or email yolande@northfleetbiglocal.com

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Outdoor Cinema

23 August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Gravesend Community Square, Windmill Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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All welcome to an Outdoor Cinema showing of Bohemian Rhapsody on Community Square.

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Gravesend Art Group Annual Exhibition 2019

24 August at 10:30 am - 1 September at 5:30 pm
St Andrews Art Centre, Royal Pier Road DA12 2BD United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to Gravesend Art Group Annual Exhibition 2019. 24th - 31st August - 10.30am - 5.30pm. 1st September - 10.30am - 4pm.

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If Statues Could Talk

24 August at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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£5

A new one-hour guided tour about of one the town’s famous landmark and a trail of iconic statues.   The Gravesham Accredited Tour guides will take you on a journey, from the historic Gravesend Borough Market and it’s rich history to the different iconic statues through the town. From Queen Victoria, to Native American Indian Pocahontas, to Squadron Leader Mohinder Singh Pujji, to our present monarch Queen Elizabeth II, this Statues’ trail will give you some insight about the area’s…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

24 August at 12:00 pm - 25 August at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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, take…

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Owletts

25 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Superhero Day Special Event

25 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, 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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Cobham Hall Tour

25 August 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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Countryside Footpath Walk in Higham Parish

25 August at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Mill Barn, Hermitage Road
Higham, ME3 7ND United Kingdom
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Countryside footpath walk in Higham Parish   Leader: Anne Waugh 07969055243 Meet: 2.30pm Mill Barn, Hermitage Road, Higham ME3 7ND The walk is free and open to all – it is a cross country walk – sensible footwear is needed. Gravesend Historical Society Footpaths Committee walk – exploring our local landscapes.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

26 August at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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, take…

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Park Life

27 August at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Camer Park, Camer Park Road
Meopham, Kent DA13 0AL United Kingdom
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At Camer Park - Climbing Walls Bouncy Castle Fun & Games with Micky the Magician Football darts LED Games Drop in and play football sessions Miniature Railway For more information call 01474 33 7806 All Park Life Events are FREE, organised by Gravesham Borough Council and aim to encourage the whole family to use their local parks. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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KCC Country Parks

28 August at 10:00 am - 30 August at 12:00 pm
Trosley Park, Waterlow Road
Vigo, DA13 0SG United Kingdom
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Trosley’s Outdoor Explorers event Trosley County Park, Waterlow Road 28,29,30 August - 10am to 2pm - £7 per person - Ages 7 to 11 Go wild in the woods! A fun filled half day session of bushcraft, fire lighting and basic campfire cooking led by an experienced Ranger. Kent County Council’s Country Parks are delivering a range of family based activities this summer. All children must be accompanied by an adult. All bookings must be made on line https://bookings.kentcountryparks.co.uk/events.html#/kcp_event_list

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Cold War Bunker Tours

30 August at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5

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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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

31 August at 12:00 pm - 1 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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, take…

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September 2019

South East Strongest Man

1 September at 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Presented by Martin CEE (voice of strongman) FREE to spectate – come and enjoy the event whilst shopping in town and using the cafes bars and restaurants FREE Parking in all GBC car parks all day

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Owletts

1 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cobham Wood and Darnley Mausoleum

1 September at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

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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Miniature Steam Train Rides

1 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, 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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Outdoor Cinema

6 September at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Gravesend Community Square, Windmill Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1AU United Kingdom
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All welcome to an Outdoor Cinema showing of The Greatest Showman on Community Square.

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Free Family Workshop

7 September at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Blake Gallery, Woodville Place
Gravesend, DA12 1DD
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Come along and create a Matisse inspired collage. Open to any age or ability, from little ones to grown ups! All materials are supplied. No booking required, just turn up and be creative.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

7 September at 12:00 pm - 8 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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, take…

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Chalk Village Gardeners Autumn Show

7 September at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£0.50

All welcome to Chalk Village Gardeners Autumn Show. There will be exhibits (fruit, flowers, cookery and craft), beekeepers, plant stall, raffle and light refreshments. Produce auction at 4pm. A show special offer for new members £15.00 (normal yearly membership) which will include the remaining 2019 meetings and all of 2020! Free local parking and a short walk from Lion Garage bus stop. For further information: 07740 775206

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Wedding Fair

8 September at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come and plan your perfect wedding at the Gravesend Borough Market Wedding Fair.

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Owletts

8 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

8 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, 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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Chalk Parish – marshes, midges and medicine

9 September 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. Chalk is one of Gravesham’s most interesting parishes, come and learn about this ancient village and parish. The talk starts at 6pm for a fish and chip supper and hot drink, followed by the illustrated talk. Booking essential - Reliance Restaurant 01474 533593

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

14 September at 1:00 am - 15 September 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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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

14 September at 12:00 pm - 15 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Credit: Visit Kent

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, take…

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Cobham Gardeners Autumn Show & Plant Sale

14 September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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Saturday 14th September 2019 - 2:00-4:00pm – sees the Meadow Room doors thrown open for the Cobham Gardeners Autumn Show & Plant Sale. You’ll be able to see the Adult & Junior Show entries along with the RHS judges’ comments & awards for the various categories including flowers, vegetables & photographic. And there’s more! To make it an afternoon out, there’s a Plant Sale, expert members on hand to answer your gardening questions, raffle and tea, coffee & homemade cakes…

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Owletts

15 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20
National Trust Property Owletts, Cobham

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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Cobham Wood and Darnley Mausoleum

15 September at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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Cobham Mausoleum & Bluebells

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.

Find out more »

Miniature Steam Train Rides

15 September at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, 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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Countryside Footpath Walk: Ifield to Singlewell

15 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Church Road, Ifield
Kent, United Kingdom
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Countryside footpath walk: Ifield to Singlewell Leader: Nicholas Miskin 01474 832301 Meet: 2.30pm southern end of Church Road, Ifield DA13 9AT The walk is free and open to all – it is a cross country walk – sensible footwear is needed. Gravesend Historical Society Footpaths Committee walk – exploring our local landscapes.

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Exploring Gravesham’s Ancient Parishes Talk

20 September at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Paul’s United Reformed Church, Singlewell Road
Gravesend, United Kingdom
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£5.00

Exploring Gravesham’s ancient parishes (illustrated talk): if you think you knew Gravesham, then think again! Speaker: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) On: Friday 20th September 2019 At: St Paul’s United Reformed Church, Singlewell Road, Gravesend, begins at 2.30pm Cost: £5 including refreshments No need to book, just turn up – pay on the door.

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Heritage Open Days – St Mary’s Church, Higham

21 September at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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Historic Tours of the church will be available at 11am 12 noon 1pm and 2pm - tours will last 50 minutes - donations to the Inspire Higham Project would be welcomed . Tea/cake will be available to buy - with entry to church being free The INspire Higham is a major fundraising project -  the oak shingles are falling off the spire. This is due to weather and water damage, plus some pesky little beetles have been hard at work doing some damage.  The shingles need to…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

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

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, take…

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Owletts

22 September at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
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£4.20

Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker This Charles II house is an extraordinary example of a Kent country home.  As you wander round the house, you will see the architectural influences of its most famous owner, architect Sir Herbert Baker. Chat to the friendly room guides and look out for some of the favourite features such as the oval stained glass window, the electrical empire clock and the 17th-century plaster ceiling. To keep the children entertained, don’t forget to pick up…

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