Beginning at the anti-submarine boom we walk along Shoebury East beach pointing out points of interest in the estuary (including the Maunsell Forts, SS Richard Montgomery and Mulberry Harbour).
We enter Gunners Park and explore the iconic buildings of the former Garrison (such as the Garrison Church, Clocktower/parade ground and hospital) before viewing the blast walls and storage units.
We segway back in time to an Iron Age settlement (Danish Camp) used by the Royal Artillery as a blast wall and explore the standing structures and understand their role, function and context.
We follow the path to the man-made lake and end at the barge pier that was home to the iconic Poppies: Wave exhibition in 2016.
In between we explore the sites role in protecting England from French invasion, why the site developed in the mid-1800s, it’s role in both WWI and WWII, as well as touch on the Cold War!
Come and experience Gunners Park’s history and heritage with Chris in this fun and engaging walking tour.
The tour begins at the boom next to the coastguard station.
Parking is available at Shoebury East Beach and within Gunners Park (check parking charges).
Public toilets can be found at Shoebury East Beach.
This is a walking tour and there may be accessibility issues within the park.
Recommended age: 16+