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Swanscombe

 

a city in southeastern Great Britain, in the county of Kent. Population, 9,200 (1971). Fragments of occipital bone of fossil man were found in sand and gravel deposits of the Thames River near Swanscombe in 1935, 1936, and 1955. The bones, that of a woman, were thick, and the volume of the medullary cavity was determined to be approximately 1,325 cc. Stone implements of late Acheulean type were also found. The bones are approximately 200,000 years old. Some scientists consider the remains to belong to the most ancient representatives of modern man—the Presapiens. It is more correct to include Swanscombe man in the group of the early Palaeo-anthropus of Europe.

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The London Resort is a world class next generation entertainment resort, located on the Swanscombe peninsular, Kent.
Everyone is getting pretty excited about the prospect of the new theme park, which is due to open in 2024 in the Swanscombe Peninsula.
The London Resort, due to open in 2024 with construction to start in 2021, will have 200 acres dedicated to rides and experiences at the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent.
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Known as The London Resort, no new details seemingly had emerged up until now, but it was actually announced by bosses in November 2018 that the PS3.5 billion scheme will open on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Dartford, Kent in the next five years.
The following civil parishes are also included in the borough: Bean, Darenth, Longfield and New Barn, Southfleet, Stone, Sutton-at-Hone and Hawley, Swanscombe and Greenhithe and Wilmington.
THE funeral service for former trainer Pat Thompson takes place at Stone Chapel, Faversham (DA9 9BE) at 12.30 on November 4, followed by burial at Swanscombe Cemetery (DA10 0JZ) at 1.30, writes Jonathan Hobbs.
Just this week SinoFortone announced its intention to invest [pounds sterling]100m in the [pounds sterling]3.2bn London Paramount Entertainment Resort -- a proposed theme park to be based at Swanscombe in Kent themed around British productions such as Dr Who and Sherlock Homes.
The London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which was launched in October 2012 and is being fully funded by the Kuwaiti European Holding (KEH) Group, will be located on an 352ha site on Kent's Swanscombe peninsula, and is due to start construction in Autumn 2016.
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