We once again held our annual free history walk on Friday 25th October led by the entertaining and informative local historian, Christoph Bull. It was open for all interested members of the public to attend and celebrate the colourful history of Gravesend.
The walk entitled ‘Twilight History Walk – a guided walk through the sad and bad of Gravesham’ began after closing from our Headquarters in Parrock Street and culminated in a buffet for all attendees and served by Sealeys staff members. The walk was attended by around 50 people including Deputy Mayor & Deputy Mayoress, Cllr John Caller and Mrs Sue Caller. Walk attendee Suzanne Tate said ‘we so enjoyed the walk and buffet, it was a lovely original idea’.
Our Managing Director, Michael Alan Sears, said ‘the premise behind us holding free history walks each year is to promote our historic town to its residents and visitors. Christoph’s knowledge of the town is incredible, and he always makes it an entertaining evening for both our staff and attendees. Every year Christoph provides us with another theme and history we were not aware of. This time in particular it was great to learn about the many lost street names such as Peppercroft, Clarence, Wakefield and Kempthorne streets all of which existed until the 1960s that are now sadly no longer part of the town’.
Christoph said ‘as a local historian, wanting to promote the huge heritage of Gravesham and Dartford, it is fantastic to work with Sealeys as they are one of very few businesses that understand how the past and present complement each other.’
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