The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge

The Dartford Crossing is a large highway bridge in Dartford, Kent that connects Kent and Thames, which are home to some of the largest steel-making plants in the world. After this steel-making factories, there are a number of other industries in the area,...

Dartford Grammar

The kids who study at the Dartford Grammar School are the pride of Kent. The students at this school take an active part in the local community and are known to be up for any challenge. When the parents and students of this school graduate, they have the...

The River Darent

The River Darent is a tributary of the Thames. It takes the water of the River Cray (the tidal portion of the Darent) near Crayford. The word Darent means ‘clear water’. The river runs on a bed of chalk so this is not surprising. The purity of the water...

The Dartford Tunnel

The Dartford Tunnel crossed the River Thames between Dartford, Kent and Thurrock, Essex, facilitating northbound traffic. They were built between 1936 and 1980 and classed as one of the most significant river crossings in Britain and indeed Europe. The...

Dartford’s Transport History

The 20th century led to a huge increase of transport development in Dartford. Cars first appeared at the turn of the century. In 1900, the owner of J&E Hall purchased a belt-driven Benz. In 1903, Dr James Hamilton bought a Belgian Metallurgique, the first...

The History of Dartford

Dartford in the 20th century is a story of the decline of the older community that populated the town previously and the growth of a new community with a population of over 80,000. The 20th century brought unprecedented economic, social and...

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