Interesting Facts About Dartford
Situated in the North West corner of Kent, Dartford has played a major role in UK history. The 1950’s witnessed the opening of the Dartford Tunnel, this linked Kent with Essex. A 2nd tunnel appeared in the late 70’s.
Dartford also boasts the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge; this was opened in 1991 by the Queen. The bridge spans the Thames at the Dartford tunnel location. At 137m (449ft) high and 812m (2664ft) wide it was Europe’s largest cable-supported bridge.
Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones was born in Dartford on 26 July 1943, later attending Dartford Grammar School. Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones was also born in Dartford, attending the same primary school as Jagger, the pair were friends and neighbours until Richards family moved in 1954. The couple later met on a train headed for London, and the rest is history.