Medway Pride 2021 Adults Only History Walk – Carry On Up the Khyber
Adults Only History Walks as part of Medway Pride 2021 – Thursday 19th and Friday 20th August at 7.30pm
Carry On Up the Khyber – the Oldest Profession and LGBT Ta`les of the Medway Towns.
Come along and learn how the Medway Towns were almost entirely responsible for the 1864 Contagious Diseases Act of Parliament, how an area of Rochester and Chatham with historic links to local sex workers, became home to not just the LGBTQ+ communities of the Medway Towns but of the whole of Kent and how a pub at the centre of these communities supported the Medway Gay Switchboard and became a safe haven for LGBTQ+ people.
These history walks will take about 90 minutes and will leave from the Victoria Street junction with the Terrace at ME1 1XJ in Rochester. Arrive for 7.30pm start. Each walk is limited to 20 people.
These walks are supported by Medway Council and funded by Historic England and the High Street Heritage Action Zone Project.
Starts at 7:30PM
Carry On Up the Khyber, Rochester, ME1 1XJ