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Gravesend Station

Rathborne Road

Gravesend

London

DA11 0HB

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Rosherville Gardens were a 19th Century pleasure gardens which was a major tourist attraction for Londoners seeking a day out. Set in an old chalk pit near Gravesend, they were a place renowned for dancing and entertainment - listening to the American John Sousa perform with his band, or watch the tightrope artist Blondin perform death defying feats. The owner Jeremiah Rosher sought to capitalise on this by building a new town for well to do Londoners to commute by river to the City from.

Rosherville fell from popularity when faster trains brought Margate and Brighton within reach and a final tragedy came when The Princess Alice sank on its way back from Rosherville - the worst disaster in Thames history.

Rosherville today is being built on by new housing, but some remnants of the old pleasure park remain. On this two hour walk you will see what's left of Rosherville, including some of the elegant homes, railings from the park and the landing stage from where the Princess Alice made her fateful journey. Rob will read accounts of the entertainments at Rosherville and talk about some of the people who visited there, and some who worked there.

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Gravesend Station

Rathborne Road

Gravesend

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DA11 0HB

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