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Gravesham

(grāv`shem), city and district (1991 est. pop. 90,000), Kent, SE England, on the Thames River. Industries include shipbuilding, metal casting, engineering, paper making, printing, and the production of tires, rubber products, and cement. Known as the "gateway to the Port of London," the city has been for centuries the official reception site of London's distinguished visitors as well as an expedition starting point. Gravesham is also a station of pilots and customhouse officers. PocahontasPocahontas
, c.1595–1617, Native North American woman, daughter of Chief Powhatan. Pocahontas, meaning "playful one" (her real name was said to be Matoaka), used to visit the English in Virginia at Jamestown.
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 is buried in the parish churchyard. It was formerly known as Gravesend.
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Anna will be a strong candidate for Gravesham and with her family links to the area we believe she is the best person to bring fairness to local people," the spokesperson added.
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One delegate, Leslie Christie, of Gravesham, warned party leaders they could not continue to ignore conference resolutions saying: "Please listen to what we tell you and what our people are saying.