Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Friday, 17 April 2009
This was when the creek was in full swing and industrially, Faversham was a thriving seaport it had a very large munitions factory, fishing and oyster dredging, a large brewery, and was a large importer of timber from scandinavia, it also had a large farming industry.
This watering hole has many memories for me, one of which was sailing down from the Medway in a 20ft dropkeel yacht, with my partner, sadly now not with us, we moored outside the pub for a week and had a great time, fresh water was obtained from the Shepherd and Neame Brewery which sits over a natural spring, the locals call it sweet water, best water I ever tasted.
Monday, 14 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
Marine Parade with the Marine Hotel standing prominently, this was taken in 1910 and depicts a very desolate scene, a visit today would show a very different picture, on any reasonable day in the summer you would have difficulty parking your car on the left side.
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Thursday, 10 July 2008
The quite majestic and in those days a thriving hotel, yet another sad tale of closing business.
Interestingly an area called the Shrubbery which housed a small entertainment building called the lawn pavilion now long gone.
This postcard dates about 1920...
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
This is a picture I did awhile back, and is a combination of Photography, digital art, and oil painting and with lots of artistic License...
I have left out the porch to give more authenticity as it was a much later addition...
A large copy of this was given to the church for purposes of raising money for urgent maintenance, it is believed that Barry McGuigan now owns the picture.