Explore Kent's historic coast this half term

PUBLISHED: 13:33 17 October 2012 | UPDATED: 22:05 20 February 2013

There will be something for everyone during Coastal Week, with a packed programme of events celebrating Kent's historic coast during half term, from Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November

Explore Kents historic coast this half term



There will be something for everyone during Coastal Week, with a packed programme of events celebrating Kents historic coast during half term, from Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November.


More than 50 events are taking place right round Kents world-renowned coast line, with everything from guided walks, talks and archaeological find days to exhibitions and fun days.


The week kicks off with Historic Coast at Ramsgate where visitors can meet the people who look after the countys coastal heritage. There will be stalls and activities outside Custom House, next to Ramsgate Royal Harbour from 10am 4pm on Sunday 28 October.


Bryan Sweetland,Kent County CouncilCabinet Member for Environment, Highways and Waste, said: The Kent coast represents more than 3,000 years of history, from the Bronze Age boat discovered at Dover to the heroics of the Dunkirk little ships, which sailed from Ramsgate to Dunkirk in 1940.


Kents Coastal Week is a wonderful opportunity to find out more in the company of enthusiasts and experts. The Kent coast continues to play an important part in the story of Great Britain and we hope to see people turn out at events right round our 350 mile coastline.


Kents Coastal Week events are organised by a host of local organisations, coordinated by Kent County Council. The programme is entirely supported through external funding from the European regional development programme. (2007 - 2013 European Regional Development Fund INTERREG IVA 2 Seas programme), along with sponsorship from Southern Water and London Array.


To see the full programme of events take a look at www.kent.gov.uk/coastalweek or call 08458 247 600 for your own copy of the leaflet.


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