Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Herne Bay.

A very nice painting I purchased from ebay, I have been trying to work out the viewpoint and the building on the right but have come to the conclusion it has been painted with quite a degree of artistic license.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Friday, 17 April 2009

Whitstable, Kent.

Nice picture, again as I remember it when young, had many a ride on the swingboats in the background.

Chestfield, Kent.

Faversham Creek

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.

The Albion

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.

Faversham creek

This is a view today, pretty, but does not have the appeal it had even in my childhood.

Monday, 14 July 2008

Ospringe, Faversham, Kent.

This is Water Lane, Ospringe, Faversham, one of the quaint villages on the A2 a regular coaching road, many historically famous people would and have traveled this route to the Kent ports from London and further.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Marine Parade, Tankerton.

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.

Tankerton 1915

Tankerton in 1915, the Marine Hotel is on your left and at the top of the hill is the Tankerton Hotel now I think converted to flats or similar...

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Whitstable, Harbour Street, just before WW2

Whitstable Harbour Street in 1938 this is the town that I grew up in and loved, change, although inevitable does not seem to have affected this particular scene, and on observation a lot less traffic...

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Cromwell Road, Whitstable.

Oh! to have had a modern car in those days.
Today cars are parked both sides of the road and makes it very difficult to navigate its length, it is also used as method of avoiding Whitstable High Street which is worse...

Tankerton Hotel.

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

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All Saints Church, Graveney.

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.