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Tours to explore history of iconic clock tower

PUBLISHED: 10:42 05 July 2016 | UPDATED: 10:42 05 July 2016

Gravesend Clock Tower

Gravesend Clock Tower

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The landmark is currently undergoing a restoration project

A series of clock tower tours are to take place in Gravesend over the coming months as part of the ongoing restoration project.

The events will be run by local historian Christoph Bull, who will provide information on the local landmark’s history.

The dates are:

Tuesday, July 26 at 2pm. Meet at County Court (The Gr@nd).

Saturday, September 10 at 11am. Meet at County Court (The Gr@nd)

Friday, September 30 at 11am. Meet outside Gravesend Library.

Monday, October 31. Meet in the early evening for a Halloween/gothic themes event to end with refreshments.

Cabinet member for heritage councillor Jordan Meade said: “This is a really exciting time for the community in helping with the project and getting involved in its history.”

Gravesham Borough Council is also calling on residents to share their old photos of the clock tower, which can be emailed to kirsty.gaunt@gravesham.gov.uk.

Cllr Meade added: “We’re trying to build a portfolio of the area and people through the decades from 1887 up to the present day. Volunteers will scan and record the images we receive, along with details of the dates and what was happening at the time the image was taken.

“These images with then be uploaded to the Discover Gravesham virtual museum with select images used to form displays and exhibitions around the town.”

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