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July 2019

Thurrock 100 Walking and Talking

19 July at 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Saxon Shore Way, Lower Higham + Google Map

Join us in a series of creative workshops, walks, picnics and events around and along the Thames Estuary in Essex and Kent, culminating in Tilbury Carnival at theInternational Cruise Terminal. All walks are free and are led by an experienced guide and Kinetika stewards. Workshops run throughout May and June. Book your space at www.thurrock100.com Sign up to the T100 newsletter to get all the latest details Follow Thurrock 100 on facebook, twitter and Instagram

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Cold War Bunker Tours

19 July 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

20 July at 12:00 pm - 21 July 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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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

20 July at 12:00 pm - 21 July 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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The Marlowe Singers – Summer Concert – Cinema Classics

20 July at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St George’s Church, Church Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0DJ United Kingdom
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£10

All welcome to the Spring Concert at St George’s Church. Tickets £10 - including seasonal refreshments. Under 16 free. Classical Favourites including Mozart, Bob Chilcott, Elgar, Purcell, Strauss, Mendelssohn and Faure.

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Owletts

21 July 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 Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

21 July 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

21 July 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

21 July 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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The Church on the Edge

21 July at 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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THE CHURCH ON THE EDGE: Artists in Residence - Sunday July 21 2-7pm Do you like to be creative? Bring your creative materials and ideas to a Church on the Edge gathering. Join Irene Godfrey and Fiona Spirals who were Artist in Residence in the Church last year, and be inspired by this space in your own way.   During their time as Artists in Residence Irene and Fiona worked together & separately, musing on the fabulous history there. Both…

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Gravesend’s Victorian Dream – guided historical town walk

25 July at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clock Tower, The Grove,
Gravesend, DA12 2AA United Kingdom
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£4

Join local historian Christoph Bull and discover how and why Gravesend’s view of the future changed forever in the Victorian period. A tour of the Zoar Chapel, Saddington street is included. Cost only £4 per person - no need to book just turn up.

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Wind in the Willows

26 July at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£10.00

WIND IN THE WILLOWS: a tale of the much loved story of Rat, Mole and Toad - Friday 26 July 7.30pm “Hang spring cleaning” cries Mole as he abandons this seasonal task for the call of the world above, and what a world he discovers! The River, The Wild Wood and The Wide World beyond. Mole will experience adventure like never before! Join him as he learns the joys and dangers of living outside of his hole and forges friendships…

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If Statues Could Talk

27 July at 8:00 am - 5:00 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

27 July at 12:00 pm - 28 July 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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Gravesend Record Fair

28 July at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along to the very popular Gravesend Record Fair.

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Owletts

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

28 July at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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

28 July 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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Nell Gwynn

28 July at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£20.00

Summer Outdoor Theatre at Nurstead Court, Meopham. Changeling return to the Borough with two wonderful plays this summer. Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale Tickets: The Woodville box office 08442 439 480 or www.woodville.co.uk Adults £20 // Over 60’s £15 // Child £10 Transaction fee’s & terms and conditions apply to all tickets. Refunds will only be administered on cancellation of a performance prior to commencement. All refunds will be handled by the Box Office.   Please Note: Walk up ticket availability…

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August 2019

Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music

2 August at 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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Please come along to the Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music at the Three Daws Riverside Inn. A wide selection of guest Ales and Ciders. Ha Ha Tin Bar providing Kent Gins and Franklins’ Tonics. Live Music and Performances throughout the weekend. In association with Waterfront Weekend.

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Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music

3 August at 11:00 am - 4 August at 11:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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Please come along to the Real Ale and Cider Festival with Live Music at the Three Daws Riverside Inn. A wide selection of guest Ales and Ciders. Ha Ha Tin Bar providing Kent Gins and Franklins’ Tonics. Live Music and Performances throughout the weekend. In association with Waterfront Weekend.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

3 August at 12:00 pm - 4 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

4 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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 Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

4 August 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

4 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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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Old Skool Custom/Classic Show Fundraiser 2019

9 August at 10:00 am - 11 August at 5:00 pm
Istead Rise Community Centre, Worcester Close
Gravesend, Kent DA13 9LB United Kingdom
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An event not to be missed. A fantastic weekend raising money for an amazing charity. announcements to be made throughout the year...you won’t want to miss it.

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National Fruit Collection

9 August 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 invite you to come and hear about the National Fruit Collection, by the team at Brogdale, Faversham. No need to book. Free refreshments included in the admission cost. Free local parking and regular bus service to the Lion Garage and just a short walk. Raffle to help club funds. Why not bring a bloom for the free ‘Just for fun Best Bloom Competition small prize.

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

10 August at 12:00 pm - 11 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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Gad’s Hill Place Tour

10 August at 1:00 pm - 11 August 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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Owletts

11 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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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Miniature Steam Train Rides

11 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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 Winter’s Tale by William Shakespear

13 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£20.00

Summer Outdoor Theatre at Nurstead Court, Meopham. Changeling return to the Borough with two wonderful plays this summer. Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale Tickets: The Woodville box office 08442 439 480 or www.woodville.co.uk Adults £20 // Over 60’s £15 // Child £10 Transaction fee’s & terms and conditions apply to all tickets. Refunds will only be administered on cancellation of a performance prior to commencement. All refunds will be handled by the Box Office.   Please Note: Walk up ticket availability on…

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Milton Chantry and New Tavern Fort

17 August at 12:00 pm - 18 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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Jazz in the Church

17 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St Mary’s Church, Higham, Church Street
Rochester, ME3 7LS United Kingdom
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£12.50

JAZZ IN THE CHURCH - Saturday 17 August 7.30pm Swing and jive to the Dave Bowdler Trio, plus special guest Clare Harper. Listen (and dance!) to the music of Ray Charles, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra and more Tickets: £12.50 all profits go to the inspire Higham project To reserve a place: Email: friends@stmaryschurchhigham.com Drinks and snacks will be available to buy at the licensed bar

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Owletts

18 August at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owletts, The Street, Cobham
Gravesend, Kent DA12 3AP United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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 Woods and Darnley Mausoleum

18 August at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cobham Wood and Mausoleum, Cobham
Gravesend, DA12 3HX United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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

18 August at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cascades Leisure Centre, Thong Lane
Gravesend, DA12 4LG United Kingdom
+ Google Map
£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

18 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. National garden Scheme - Garden Open day.…

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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
+ 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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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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