Through September and October 2023, local historian Christoph Bull is leading a series of walks exploring the histories, people and places of Greenhithe, Swanscombe, and Northfleet.
All local people are invited to join Christoph and learn more about the area, including its industrial legacy of paper and cement production, the various riots and battles that have taken place, and the surprising discoveries that have been unearthed.
Each walk will also be joined by an artist, who will lead a short workshop exploring different ways to document and record the area and its stories, giving participants the opportunity to add to the Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive.
Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive is a community-led project capturing and preserving the varied stories and histories of the people and places of Ebbsfleet, Greenhithe, Swanscombe, and Northfleet, inviting local people to work with artists, historians and fellow residents, to explore the area’s unique historic and contemporary identity through objects, sounds, videos and photographs, collected by and from residents past, present and future.
Ebbsfleet Citizen Archive is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, and supported by Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Gravesham Libraries, Dartford Museum and Libraries, and Kent Archives.
To join one or more of the upcoming heritage walks, book via the links below.
Walk 1: Greenhithe Village and Riverside
Sunday 17 September, 13:30-16:00
Walk 2: Swanscombe Marshes
Sunday 24 September, 13:30-16:00
Walk 3: Swanscombe Village
Sunday 1 October, 13:30-16:00
Walk 4: Rosherville 19th Century Pleasure Gardens
Sunday 15 October, 13:30-16:00