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July 2021

Guided Walking Tour of Shorne Village with Coffee and Cake

12 July at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
No 3 Coffee Company, 9a The Street
Cobham, Kent United Kingdom
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£12.00

Guided walking tour of Shorne village with coffee & cake Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) On: Monday 12th July 2021 Meet: 10am At: No 3 Coffee Company(coffee shop & café), 9a The Street, Shorne, Kent. Booking essential 01474 368996 or no3coffeecompany@gmail.com Cost : £10 for talk and coffee with cake afterwards The government guide lines will reduce numbers of people able to join. Please phone the relevant contact to book your place.  

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Guided Walking Tour of Northfleet

13 July at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Veterans Hall, The Hill
Northfleet, DA11 9EU United Kingdom
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Guided walking tour of Northfleet (Repeated due to high demand) Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) On: Tuesday 13th July 2021 Meet: 2pm, The Veterans Club, The Hill, Northfleet Cost: Free Booking essential – Mandi Knight (Northfleet Big Local) 07956178909 or Mandi@northfleetbiglocal.com The government guide lines will reduce numbers of people able to join. Please phone the relevant contact to book your place.  

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Gravesend Record Fair

18 July at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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Come along for a collection of some of the South’s best record dealers exhibiting alongside private sellers. Offering everything from rock to soul, punk to reggae, psych to indie...and everything inbetween!

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Making a buzzz at Shorne

18 July at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join the Shorne Rangers and Medway Beekeepers to learn about brilliant bees. Search for bees and other insects around the park and then make beeswax candles, seed bombs and insect hotels. £10.00 each

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A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespear

18 July at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Nurstead Court, Nurstead Court Lane
Meopham, Kent DA13 9AD United Kingdom
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£23.50

‘The course of love never did run smooth’ On Midsummer’s night four young lovers find themselves in an enchanted and mysterious forest, ruled by prying pixies and feuding fairies. The fairy King and Queen are at war and keen but clueless amateur actors Bottom, Quince and friends are putting on a play. Mischievous fairy Puck is up to no good, playing tricks on them all in a magical comin tale where the course of true love is well and truly…

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Guided Walk of Rosherville with Indian meal

21 July at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Haveli Restaurant, 108-109 London Road
Northfleet, Kent United Kingdom
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£14.99

Guided walk of Rosherville with Indian meal Guide: Christoph Bull (Local Historian) On: Wednesday 21st July 2021 Meet: 3pm at The Haveli Restaurant,108-109 London Road, Rosherville, Northfleet Cost: £14.99 for guided tour and meal afterwards Booking essential via The Haveli on 07513666626 or 01474 368626 The government guide lines will reduce numbers of people able to join. Please phone the relevant contact to book your place.  

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Outdoor Comedy at Fort Gardens

22 July at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£12.50
Fort Gardens Bandstand, Gravesend

Book your seats and bring a picnic to Fort Gardens and enjoy Outdoor Comedy. To book - www.woodville.co.uk or call 01474 337500

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Gravesend’s Victorian Dream-How Gravesend’s future suddenly changed

23 July at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Clock Tower, The Grove,
Gravesend, DA12 2AA United Kingdom
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£4.00

Gravesend’s Victorian Dream-How Gravesend’s future suddenly changed (Guided historical walk, includes a visit to the Zoar Chapel) On: Friday 23rd July 2021 Guide/speaker: Christoph Bull Meet: 11.30am opposite Clock Tower on corner of The Grove, Gravesend Cost: £4 per person-pay on the day No need to book. Information-Christoph Bull 07702287147  

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Bug Hunt at Shorne Woods Country Park

24 July at 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Shorne Woods Country Park, Brewers Road
Shorne, Kent DA12 3HX United Kingdom
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£5.00

Children will be guided by an experienced Ranger to find and identify some of the many bugs and creatures that are found in the woodland. Meet at the visitor centre to be taken on your adventure. Equipment will be provided and please ensure appropriate clothing and sun protection is worn. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times -  a maximum of 2 adults per child. Hourly slots available - pre booking essential - https://bookings.kentcountryparks.co.uk/events.html#/kcp_event_list?category=bug&park=shorne  

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Handmade Fair

25 July at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gravesend Borough Market, Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA11 0AZ United Kingdom
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There will be dozens of local crafters under one roof, exhibiting an eclectic mix of hand crafted wares and tastebud tempting treats.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

25 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. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

31 July at 12:00 pm - 1 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

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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August 2021

Miniature Steam Train Rides

1 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. Once again we are running Santa Specials. Forget the Christmas preparations for a while, come and join us for these popular Sunday…

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

2 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Waterfront Weekend 2021

6 August at 10:00 am - 8 August at 5:00 pm
The Three Daws, Town Pier Square
Gravesend , DA11 0BJ United Kingdom
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All welcome to the Waterfront Weekend at The Three Daws and Town Pier Square. Enjoy live music, beer and cider festival, seafood and historic ships on Gravesend Pontoon.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

7 August at 8:00 am - 8 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

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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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

7 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Teddy Bear’s Picnic

8 August at 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Istead Rise Community Centre, Worcester Close
Gravesend, Kent DA13 9LB United Kingdom
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£1

Get your teddy's at the ready and pack up a picnic! Bring your picnics and your best dressed teddy bear and enjoy an afternoon of games, competitions, local business stalls, animal experiences with National Centre for Reptile Awareness, beat the goalie game with Istead Rise Colts, story time with My Happy Little Book Shelf and much more! Enjoy music and sound by Stewart Marks and a raffle comprising of prizes donated by local businesses and individuals. £1 per person entry…

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

8 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. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

9 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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The Forgotten Parish of Denton (Illustrated Talk & Supper)

9 August at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Reliance Fish Bar, 4 Queen Street
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2EE United Kingdom
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£18.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a meal followed by an illustrated talk about The Forgotten Parish of Denton. Cost: £18.00 for both talk and supper. Booking Essential: 01474 533593

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St John’s Jerusalem, the Healing Garden

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

Join Caroline Halfpenny for a talk about this restful garden at Sutton-at-Hone, an oasis for both visitors and the natural world. Caroline shares her knowledge of the medicinal plants within the garden, as well as the calming herbaceous plantings carefully selected for colour, shape and form the historically important orchard. Sharing the annual maintenance needs in a garden brimming with birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies and wildlife wonders.

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Gravesham’s Secret Carnival

14 August
Gravesend Town Centre
Free

Join us for a super family day out! Starting this Saturday 14th August. 10 wily and whimsical carnival characters have been spotted in these parts and it’s your job to find them! Families in Gravesham are invited to take part in this fantastic, free trail. Start the trail by going to www.secretcarnivaltrail.com and finding the first character. Learn the names and stories of all 10 characters and then create your own, free e-book. As you stop at each character you’ll…

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Thames Sailing Barge Match

14 August at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravesend Thames Riverside

Nine sailing barges will proceed outward to the North Oaxe Buoy where they will turn about and return to Gravesend for the finish of the race. A historic event which started in 1863.

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

14 August at 12:00 pm - 15 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£1.00

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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Pride at Fort Gardens

14 August at 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along to Pride at Fort Gardens, Gravesend and enjoy live music, refreshments and community stalls. Get your free tickets at GraveshamPride.UK - Advance Tickets Only

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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

14 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

15 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. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Circular Walk from Cobham

15 August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Meadow Rooms, The Street
Meopahm, Kent DA12 3BZ United Kingdom
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Enjoy a circular walk from the Meadow Rooms, Cobham. Gravesend Historical Society Footpaths Committee event, open to all, subject to any Covid restrictions. Leader - Jenny Ellert - 01474 361977 Booking essential.

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Lord Darnley’s Gravesend – guided walk with drink afterwards

16 August at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Somerset Arms, 9 - 10 Darnley Road
Gravesend, DA110RU United Kingdom
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£10.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull for a guided walk to explore the links between the Earls of Darnley at Cobham Hall and the town of Gravesend. Cost £10 includes tour and drink afterwards at Somerset Arms. Pay on the day. Booking advised (limited spaces) - somersetarms.gravesend@stonegategroup.co.uk Christoph looks forward to welcoming you.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

16 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book  - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Milton Chantry & New Tavern Fort

21 August at 1:00 pm - 22 August at 5:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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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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Luddesdowne Church Summer Opening

21 August at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Luddesdowne Church, Luddesdown Road
Luddesdown, Kent DA13 0XE United Kingdom
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Come and see this beautiful rural church with its unique wall paintings.

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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

22 August at 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
LV21, Town Pier Pontoon
Gravesend, DA11 0BG United Kingdom
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Climb aboard the magnificent LV21 moored alongside St Andrew‘s Quayside. Explore the decks and find out about the history of lighthouses and lightships. Learn the morse code alphabet whilst listening to Colin, the resident radio operator, transmitting dots and dashes live in the radio room and communicating with other lighthouses and lightships across the globe during this annual event.

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Miniature Steam Train Rides

22 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. Lots of fun for Children, Mums and Dads at our track in the grounds of Cascades Leisure Centre in Thong Lane Gravesend.

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Tea Dance – Sequence, Ballroom & Latin Dancing

23 August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gravesend Conservative Club, Parrock Street
Gravesend, DA12 1EW United Kingdom
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£3.50

Go along for a mixture of  dancing to suit all dancers. Very friendly - good fun - great exercise. Couples or solo ladies & gentlemen - adults only. Beginner to experiences - all very welcome. More information and to book - 01474 320792 or 07913 230119

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Meet the Monk of Milton Chantry

25 August at 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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Chantry Heritage Centre, Fort Gardens

Celebrating the 700th anniversary of Milton Chantry Take a step back in time and meet the guest monk who will be giving talks and fun medieval style health checks for visitors of all ages. No booking required just turn up.

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Celebrating the 700th Anniversary of Milton Chantry

25 August at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Milton Chantry, Fort Gardens
Gravesend, Kent DA12 2BH United Kingdom
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£7.00

Join local historian Christoph Bull on a historic walking trip through time taking in Fort Gardens, Milton Chantry, Promenade and Gordon Gardens. Advance booking - 01474 337600 Adult - £7 Child - £5 Tours start at 11:30am and 1:30pm

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Outdoor Comedy at Fort Gardens

26 August at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fort Gardens, Commercial Place DA12 2BH United Kingdom + Google Map
£12.50
Fort Gardens Bandstand, Gravesend

Book your seats and bring a picnic to Fort Gardens and enjoy Outdoor Comedy. To book - www.woodville.co.uk or call 01474 337500

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Cold War Bunker Tours

27 August at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cold War Bunker, Woodlands Park
Gravesend, Kent DA11 7LF United Kingdom
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£5.00
Credit: Visit Kent

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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