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Lottery Grant to raise Medway's profile

I have spent the last few months battering away at the local Heritage departments in an attempt to improve the knowledge and awareness of the locals and to do something about the pretty sad state of the monuments around the Medway.
Today I was told they have received a Lottery grant and are starting on it next year! This will probably mean an excavation at Kit's Coty, and the removal of those railings once and for all, follow-ups to other local finds [and probably more tombs] and a kind of marketing campaign to help protect them.
I suggested some other, more specific targets, which they seemed unaware of, and it could mean the start of an ongoing project to unearth and record so much that has been lost to farming.
With the tallest megalithic chambers and the two oldest causewayed enclosures in the country at Sheppey and Cliffsend, plus another on the Medway at Burham that is so far undated, it looks like Prehistoric Kent might finally be put back on the map.
slumpystones Posted by slumpystones
31st May 2007ce
Edited 22nd October 2010ce

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