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Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Gravesend

Riverside south bank east of the Tower. Gravesend Gravesend clearly has an extremely interesting town centre - busy commercial riverside, history as a port, lots of industry, incredible numbers of pubs, fortifications, the ferry, pocahontus and etc etc etc.  It is now trying to get together with its history - but slowly - and areas which anywhere else would be showpieces are filled with a sort of squalid vulgarity.  This is a very rough tough town. Post to the east Milton Post to the north Tilbury Riverside Post to the south Gravesend Post to the west Rosherville Anglesea Place This tiny turning is now really just an entrance to the multi storey car park, it was once a back lane with cottages at the rear of New Road 1-2 Railway Bell. 19th weather boarded pub. Said to have opened in 1879. This was originally the Marquis of Angelsea from 1856-1861. It then became the Anglesea Arms then in 1880 it became the Marquis of Angelsea again and in 1910 it changed to the Railway Bell,

Riverside - south bank east of the Tower. Milton

R iverside south of the river and east of the Tower. Milton Complex riverside area with major defence installations in front of a busy and aspirational town centre. Plus a phenomenal number of pubs Post to the east Denton Post to the north Tilbury Fort Post to the west Gravesend Albion Parade This is a track running parallel to the river with sheds and works on both sides. It is also the address of the canal marina and some other organisations fronting onto Canal Basin.  It was named as the approach road to Albion Baths. Albion Baths . These were built by James Roper in 1835. They used what he said was sea water and Roper died a year later and they were sold to Harwood & Co.   There were vapour baths and showers and a saloon with the papers and a promenade. They later changed hands again while the area became more and more filled with smelly and dirty industry. They closed in the 1870s and were sold and for many years lay as a ‘muddy pool’.  A house ‘The bath house’ rema