I have traced my family tree back to the late 1700's and at that time my ancestors all worked as labourers on the local farms.
Each of the white plinths represents a different planet and the one with the chrome ball (to the right of the picture) represents the sun. Due to the scale, several of the "planets" are to be found on the other side of the village.
Although it was quite hard work getting to the top in the hot weather, the views on the way up were worth the effort. The triangulation point itself was in the middle of a newly cut grass field surrounded by trees.
UPDATE - for Part 3 of my Darent Valley Walk please see here
UPDATE - the mystery of the memorial stone has been solved... please see here
Day Trip to Rochester