Gravesend History Tour
Year 6 took an informative tour of Gravesend with a local historian.
Through the cold air and breeze, Christopher Bull, Gravesend Local Historian, took the Year 6s on a journey through Gravesend giving up a taste of what it was like years ago.
We started at the Gravesend Library and learned about how it was built and donated by a man named Andrew Carnegie.
From there we went to the Town Hall and found out how it was rebuilt over time because of all of the trade and money that was coming in from the Thames and into the High Street.
On the other side of the Court House, there is a mural of a green boat with a sea monster in it. Stories have been told about how this mural inspired Edward Lear to write the nursery rhyme 'Owl and the Pussy-cat'.
Near the end, we visited St George's church where the possible grave of Pocahontas. Mr Bull spoke about how the church was burnt down with all records of the location of the grave and how it was later rebuilt.
We are really excited to have My Bull come back next week to fill us in on additional facts about Gravesend as we are in the process of developing a pamphlet to promote Gravesend Tourism and History.
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