Summer Outing 2019

21 June 2019

Day trip to Southend Friday 21st June 2019 For many years paddle steamers such as the “Medway Queen” have offered trips across the Thames Estuary to the world’s longest pier at Southend. Join us on this fantastic day out to once again have fish and chips on the beach, visit Adventure Island or ride the train to the end of the pier. Time ashore will vary depending on tides but we aim to give you about 4-5 hours of free time.We will be travelling on The Jacob Marley click here for more information on our boat Approximate timings: 0930                Depart Gravesend 1115                Arrive Southend* 1115/1145       Train departs from End of Pier to Shore 1130 – 1530     Explore Southend 1530                Train departs from Shore to end of Pier 1600                Boat Departs Southend*  1730-1800       Boat arrives Gravesend*  *Times may vary based on the tide. Onboard facilities include...

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Summer Outing 21 June 2019

Gravesend to Southend Boat Trip For many years paddle steamers such as the “Medway Queen” have offered trips across the Thames Estuary to the world’s longest pier at Southend. Join us on this fantastic day out to once again have fish and chips on the beach, visit Adventure Island or ride the train to the end of the pier. Time ashore will vary depending on tides, but we aim to give you about 4-5 hours of free time. Approximate timings: 0930                Depart Gravesend 1115                Arrive Southend* 1115/1145       Train departs from End of Pier to Shore 1130 – 1530     Explore Southend 1530                Train departs from Shore to end of Pier 1600                Boat Departs Southend*  1730-1800       Boat arrives Gravesend*  *Times may vary based on the tide. Onboard facilities include a Bar, selling Alcoholic and soft drinks and light snacks. A small Toilet is also available onboard. Cost £16.20...

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The Story of the Foundling Hospital

Tuesday 14th May The Story of the Foundling Hospital A moving illustrated talk by Elaine Munday on the local children who grew up there through archive...

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Kent Fire Fighting Museum

Tuesday 16th April Kent Fire Fighting Museum An illustrated talk by Howard...

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The Malling Society

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Twitch Heritage Centre

Next opening on Sunday Sunday 21st April 2019

The Twitch Heritage Centre, Douce’s Manor, St. Leonard’s Street, will next be open  on the following dates: Sunday 21st April, Sunday 26th May, Sunday 23rd June, Sunday 28th July, Saturday 7th September and Sunday 8th September (Heiritage Open days) Sunday 10th November (Rememberance Sunday). Please note revised opening times of The Heritage Centre it will be open from Noon to 4pm, last admission 3.30pm. Douce’s Manor is a private residence, the house and grounds are not open to the...

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Malling Society Publications

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Malling Abbey Cascade

The cascade in Swan Street, West Malling is listed by English Heritage as a Late Georgian ornamental feature incorporating re-used medieval fragments from…

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Twitch Heritage Centre

The Twitch Heritage Centre is situated in the basement of Douces Manor in St. Leonard’s Street and is open to the public up to 20 times a year. Entrance is free and the exhibition…

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St. Leonard’s Tower

The tower is a mysterious survival. It is thought by some to have been part of a castle built between 1077 and 1108 by Gundulf, Bishop of Rochester, who founded St Mary’s Abbey…

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