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RAMSGATE HERITAGE REGENERATION TRUST
DUKE OF KENT TO REOPEN THE RAMSGATE TUNNELS
We’re delighted to announce that the His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent has agreed to reopen Ramsgate’s Tunnels on Tuesday the 27th May.
The Duke’s father was given a warm Kentish welcome when he opened the first section 75 years ago in 1939 and we hope to do the same again for His Royal Highness in 2014. Full details will be published nearer the time. Public tours of the tunnels will start as soon as possible after this date.
Spirit of the 40s
There will be a free public event outside the tunnels on Sunday June 1st, the exact 75th anniversary of the official opening. Leading the entertainment will be "A Salute to the 1940’s", a fantastic traditional variety show packed with tributes to the stars of the 40’s. Acts include Vera Lynn, George Formby, Gracie Fields, Andrews Sisters and Al Jolson, all held together by Warden Braithwaite, the show's very own compere/warden. Local artiste Anette Mutton will be making a guest appearance as Marlene Dietrich and there will be displays, exhibits and stalls to complete a fun packed day.
The Duke takes a ride through the tunnels with Mayor A.B.C. Kempe -