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September 2019

Miniature Steam Train Rides

22 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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Cold War Bunker Tours

27 September 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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Thames and Medway Canal History Presentation and Talk

27 September at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Sailing Club, Promenade East
Gravesend, DA12 2RN United Kingdom
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Local historian Christoph Bull will be delivering a free presentation exploring the fascinating history of the Thames and Medway Canal and more.

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Hope and Glory

28 September at 10:00 am - 29 September at 5:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£2.50

A fun day out for all the family at Gravesend’s Wartime Weekend. There will be Stalls, Living History, Vehicles, Entertainment, Dancing and Refreshments. Drum Head Service - Sunday 10.30am.    

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If Statues Could Talk

28 September 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

28 September at 12:00 pm - 29 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 Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

29 September at 8:00 am - 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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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children’s Markets

29 September at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children‘s Market. Save up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Clothes, toys, prams, cots, walkers, high chairs, books, playpens and much more!

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Owletts

29 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 Trains Ride

29 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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October 2019

Wildlife of the Canal and Marshes Presentation and Talk

4 October at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gravesend Sailing Club, Promenade East
Gravesend, DA12 2RN United Kingdom
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An opportunity to join Mark Gallant in exploring the wildlife of the Thames and Medway Canal and Shorne Marshes.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

6 October 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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From Woolworths to Teashops via Butlins

9 October at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Library, Windmill Street
Gravesend, DA12 1AQ United Kingdom
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£2.50

Join bestselling local author, Elaine Everest as she talks about her books and life of writing. Only £2.50 - including refreshments - booking required at Gravesend Library.

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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

12 October at 1:00 pm - 13 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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Miniature Steam Train Rides

13 October 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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Some Gravesham Characters

14 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 - Some Gravesham Characters - meet some of the famous and unknown people who make up our area’s story. 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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Gravesend the day before yesterday (illustrated talk)

17 October at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kings Farm Library, 100 Sun Lane
Gravesend, DA12 5HR United Kingdom
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Discover how the town has changed over 60 years & celebrate 60 years of Kings Farm Library 1959 – 2019. Speaker: Christoph Bull (Local Historian & former Kent librarian) On: Thursday 17th October 2019 At: Kings Farm Library, Sun Lane, Gravesend Begins: 2pm Cost: £4 includes refreshments Booking required 03000 413131 (ask for Kings Farm Library) or email: kingsfarmlibrary@kent.gov.uk – or call in.

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Jay Foreman’s disgusting songs for children

19 October at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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2pm - The Woodville A devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show. Adult £10, Child £12, Grand £8 Ticket Line: 01474 33 7500 www.woodville.co.uk

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

20 October 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

20 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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Nick Sharratt’s Right Royal Drawalong

20 October at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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2pm - The Woodville Learn how to sketch your favourite characters and fantastic creatures! Bring pencils, paper and something to lean on. Suitable for ages 4+ Adult £10, Child £12, Grand £8 Ticket Line: 01474 33 7500 www.woodville.co.uk

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Play-In-A-Day Workshop

21 October at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Woodville, Woodville Place,
Gravesend, Kent DA12 1DD United Kingdom
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9am to 3pm - The Woodville Bring your imagination, enthusiasm (and lunch!) and we’ll create an exciting piece of theatre together. Adults arrive ready for a 2.30pm show. Suitable for 7-12 year olds. £20 per child, £10 sibling. Ticket Line: 01474 33 7500 www.woodville.co.uk

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Arthur’s Dream Boat

23 October at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

2pm - The Woodville A magical puppetry show based on the book. So enchanting that everyone will want to sail away with Arthur! Brought to you by Long Nose Puppets. Suitable for 2-7 years. Adult £10, Child £12, Grand £8 Ticket Line: 01474 33 7500 www.woodville.co.uk

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Cold War Bunker Tours

25 October 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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If Statues Could Talk

26 October at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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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Miniature Steam Train Rides – Halloween Special

27 October at 1:00 pm - 4:00 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

27 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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November 2019

Fireworks

1 November at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Riverside Leisure Area Gravesend, DA12 2BS United Kingdom + Google Map

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Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children’s Markets

3 November at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby & Children‘s Market. Save up to 90% on quality pre-loved goods! Clothes, toys, prams, cots, walkers, high chairs, books, playpens and much more!

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Say it with poison – the history of plants as part of murderers’ art.

8 November at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Chalk Village Gardeners Club invite you to come and hear the garden historian Russell Bowes (aka Capability Bowes) and his talk. This entertaining talk will invite you on a tour of a particularly dangerous garden where “murder most floral” lurks down every path and where every plant can kill. Plenty of free local parking and a short walk from Lion Garage if you arrive by bus. Bring a bloom and join in the free for fun “Best Bloom Competition” -…

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Winter Interest in the Garden

8 November at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road
Gravesend, DA12 2ND United Kingdom
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£2.50

Chalk Village Gardeners Club invite you to come and hear Kevin Tooher and his talk “Winter interest in the garden”. Friday 8 November 7.30 - 9.00pm Chalk Parish Hall, Lower Higham Road, Chalk, Gravesend DA12 2ND. Only £2.50 refreshments included, no need to book. More details 07740 775206.  

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Fireworks Spectacular

9 November at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St John’s Catholic Primary School, Rochester Road
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2SY United Kingdom
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Please come along for a fireworks spectacular which includes sweet tombola, BBQ and glow sticks!

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Vintage Fayre

10 November 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, food and live entertainment.

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Remembrance Sunday Services

10 November at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Remembrance Service

11 November at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Community Square, Gravesend DA12 1AS United Kingdom + Google Map

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Christmas Lights Switch On

15 November at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Town Centre

Full details coming soon.

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Cold War Bunker Tours

22 November 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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Ghost Stories from North-West Kent

25 November 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. Prepare for the Christmas period with some suitable real ghost stories from the surrounding area. 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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December 2019

Miniature Steam Train Rides – Santa Run Special Event

8 December at 1:00 pm - 4:00 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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The Marlowe Singers Christmas Concert

14 December at 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Marlowe Singers Christmas Concert.

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