TQ7462 : Buckmore park, Chatham, Kent

taken 8 years ago, near to Blue Bell Hill, Kent, Great Britain

Buckmore park, Chatham, Kent
Buckmore park, Chatham, Kent
Buckmore Park was built with the help of a Lottery grant of 2.9m and money from the Highways Agency to compensate for widening the nearby M2. Buckmore Park had financial problems because of the road works close to the centre; it was opened in 2001 and closed to the public in 2003. It cost 15 million to build. Facilities included an indoor pool, sports hall, indoor shooting range, climbing wall and cave system. Also had villas used to accommodate visitors. In 2008/2009 An estimated 2,500 people attended an illegal New Year's Eve rave police could break up such gatherings if they caused distress to neighbours but because of the location this was not the case.

I entered walking through the woods. I noticed Buckmore Park had a lot going for it as there were toilets, drinking water taps, drainage and a building in the woods they had made a lot of effort. I reached the main building took a lot of pictures from the outside. There was not a access point into it as there was a massive rave there in the new year where 2000 people attended. The inside has been trashed with bottles and beer cans everywhere outside. The police did not stop the rave as there are no houses around Buckmore Park. Since the rave the building has been boarded up, as you will be able to tell from the pictures.
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TQ7462, 67 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 26 January, 2010
Category
Sports facility   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 742 629 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.3315N 0:29.9718E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 742 629
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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