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August 2018

“The Story of Millbrook Garden Centre”

10 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road DA12 2ND + Google Map
£2.50

Tammy Woodhouse will present her talk “The Story of Millbrook Garden Centre” at Chalk Parish Hall.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

11 August at 12:00 pm - 12 August 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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Tour of Gad’s Hill Place and Cream Tea.

11 August at 1:00 pm - 12 August at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
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£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

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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Owletts

12 August 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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Coldharbour Library – summer event

13 August at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Coldharbour Library, Coldharbour Road
Northfleet, Kent
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All welcome to Coldharbour Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Sea Folk Sing

13 August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre), Kings Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DU United Kingdom
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Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production. Come along and help us create content to be used in the music and performances. There will be 6 creative workshops exploring the themes of reconcilliation and World War One. Deciding to trust. Be part of a string orchestra. To book your free place email: seafolksing@ideas.co.uk or call 07713 865955

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Children’s Art and Craft Activities

15 August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join Eastgate for children‘s art and craft activities for the summer. For children up to 11 years. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Kings Farm Library – summer event

15 August at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kings Farm Library, 100 Sun Lane
Gravesend, DA12 5HR United Kingdom
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All welcome to Kings Farm Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.  

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Dashwood Library – summer event

17 August at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dashwood Library, 16 Dashwood Road
Gravesend, DA11 7LY United Kingdom
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All welcome to Dashwood Library for summer community events for families and children. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

18 August at 12:00 pm - 19 August at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
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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Owletts

19 August 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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Darnley Mausoleum

19 August 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 pastures. 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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Sea Folk Sing

20 August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Gr@nd (Healthy Living Centre), Kings Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2DU United Kingdom
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Sea Folk Sing is a new choir production. Come along and help us create content to be used in the performances. There will be 6 creative workshops exploring the themes of reconcilliation and World War One. Managing memory pathways. Sound recording & heritage. To book your free place email: seafolksing@ideas.co.uk or call 07713 865955

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Summer Children’s Art and Craft Activities

22 August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Join Eastgate for children’s art and craft activities for the summer. For children up to 11 years. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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Meopham Library – summer event

22 August at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Meopham Library, Wrotham Road
Meopham, DA13 0AH United Kingdom
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All welcome to Meopham Library for summer community events for families and children.   This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, working in partnership with The Beano who are celebrating their 80th anniversary.

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Gravesend Borough Market Tour

25 August 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 The tours are funded through the GO Trade Interreg European Project

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

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

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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Owletts

26 August 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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Darnley Mausoleum

26 August at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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 »

September 2018

Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

1 September at 12:00 pm - 2 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,…

Find out more »

Owletts

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

Owletts
Family home of the renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker

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Darnley Mausoleum

2 September at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
+ Google Map

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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Guided Tour with Christoph Bull – Northcourt School,Denton 1938-2018

6 September at 6:45 pm
Riverside Community Centre, Denton Road
Gravesend, da12 2jy
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Northcourt School, Denton 1938-2018- an evening of memories & history Come and enjoy an evening with a guided tour of the school, fish & chips supper and more – meet former staff and pupils Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian, former pupil and governor at Northcourt), Mayor of Gravesham (Councillor David Hurley) to rededicate the building. On: Thursday 6th September 2018 At: Northcourt School (now Riverside Community Centre) off Dickens Road, Denton Begins: 6.45pm for 7pm Booking required for catering purposes…

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Cold War Bunker Tours

7 September 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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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

8 September at 12:00 pm - 9 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,…

Find out more »

Tour of Gad’s Hill Place and Cream Tea.

8 September at 1:00 pm - 9 September at 3:30 pm
Gad’s Hill Place, Gravesend Road,
Higham, ME3 7PA, United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£9.50
Gad's Hill Place, Higham, Gravesham

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…

Find out more »

Owletts

9 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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Our Thames to Dartford to Grain

10 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

Enjoy a talk by local historian Christoph Bull about stories of the great River Thames.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort.

15 September at 12:00 pm - 16 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£1
Fort Gardens Bandstand, 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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Autumn Show & Plant Sale

15 September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Autumn Show and Plant Sale. Includes: Gardening Tips, Adult & Junior Show Categories, Flowers, Vegetables, Preserves & Photographic. Tea, coffee & cakes on sale. Free Entry

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Chalk Village Gardeners Club Autumn Show

15 September at 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£0.50

All welcome to the Chalk Village Gardeners Club Autumn Show. Includes fruit exhibits, vegetables, flowers, craft and domestic items. Light refreshments available.

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Owletts

16 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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Crafts, Vintage & Gift Fairs

16 September at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Road Meopham DA13 0AT + Google Map

Fabulous, locally-produced Arts and Crafts and Unique Vintage items and unusual gifts. FREE Entry!

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Darnley Mausoleum

16 September at 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
+ Google Map

Visit the restored 18 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 »

Guided historical circular tour of Swanscombe Marshes

16 September at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
George & Dragon, Galley Hill
Swanscombe, Kent DA10 OLF United Kingdom
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Free

Join Christoph Bull for a guided historical circular tour of Swanscombe Marshes.

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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.

Find out more »

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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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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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
Fort Gardens Bandstand, Gravesend

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

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