FAVERSHAM SOCIETY nEwSlETTER

PAT ROSS
FAVERSHAM
SOCIETY
newsletter
February 2015
Walkers set off from Market Place for the Boxing Day walk
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Chairman’s comments
Michael frohnsdorff
Diary
Ends 2 February Jack Salmon
– Illustrations and Pictures
from the Family Collection,
Fleur gallery.
1 and 22 February Stream
clean by Friends of the
Westbrook, 11am. Email
[email protected] for
details of where to meet
7 February Magna Carta
quiz night, Alexander
Centre, 7.30pm. Tickets
£40 for a table of eight
from [email protected]
favershamtc.co.uk
Above: Plans are in hand to
renovate and move
Faversham war memorial in
time for Remembrance
Sunday, 2018
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I would first like to wish all
members of the Faversham Society
the best wishes of the board of
trustees for a happy and successful
2015.
Last year came to a very sad
close with the deaths of two of our
founders, Arthur Percival and
Peter Hutley-Bull, and earlier in
the year we also lost Jack Salmon.
All of them represent a very great
loss to the society, their families
and Faversham. Tributes have been
paid in the newsletter, and an
exhibition is being held in Jack
Salmon’s honour. We are still
discussing ways in which their
contribution to the society can best
be celebrated.
The memorial service for Arthur
Percival in a packed parish church
on 9 December was a magnificent
and moving occasion and was
featured in last month’s issue.
The first annual Arthur Percival
lecture on Lunar Mission 1 is
described elsewhere in this issue
(See page 5). Not only was it a
splendid memorial for Arthur, the
first of many such lectures we
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hope, but it also placed Faversham
in the forefront of future discovery
and exploration, an exceptional
honour for a town that for so
many centuries has been known
for its hardy seafarers, adventurers
and travellers.
This was the first public launch
in this country for this project of
immense significance, which, it is
hoped, will arouse interest and
financial support all over the
world. Much more will become
known about the Moon as a result,
and in the process Faversham and
the society should benefit from
their involvement, especially in
terms of the educational and
scientific feedback we expect to see
throughout the years of the
development of the project.
The deepest thanks of the
society go to David Iron for
explaining the project to us and
giving us the opportunity to
become involved, and to our
president, Richard Oldfield, and
our member of parliament, Sir
Hugh Robertson, for attending.
Mrs Anni Bales, one of our
trustees, undertook the
organisation of this event. It took
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Who’s Who at the Fleur: Anne Salmon
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This month, we feature Anne
Salmon, who chairs the
Faversham Society’s planning
committee.
Anne’s father Peter served as
vice-chairman of the society and
also chaired the planning
committee. He was a town and
borough councillor, Mayor of
Faversham and Mayor of Swale.
Anne has always lived in
Faversham since being born in
Herne Bay. She attended
Faversham district school until
1974 when she began her
secondary education at Queen
Elizabeth’s Grammar School.
Leaving QE in 1981 with eight
GCE O-level and four A-levels,
Anne moved on to Queen Mary
University of London (as it is
now known) leaving there with a
BA in geography and politics.
Having studied further at the
University of Liverpool between
1985 and 1987, she became a
master of civic design.
Anne’s training for her current
society role was as a planning
officer with Thanet District
Council in 1988 and 1989 and as
a senior planning officer with the
Royal Borough of Kensington and
Chelsea from 1989 to 2012.
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Anne now works as a
planner with a development
company based in Croydon.
While Anne has certainly
followed in her father’s
footsteps she has also clearly
marked out her own. She is
also minute secretary to the
Faversham Historians and a
founder member of the
Creek Consortium.
She is secretary to and
founder member the
Faversham branch of the
Association of Men of Kent
and Kentish Men, minute
secretary of Faversham
Constituency Labour Party
and also its campaign coordinator.
Anne also serves on the
Creek Neighbourhood Plan
Steering Group and with the
drafting group for the
Neighbourhood Plan.
In 1993 she published A
Sideways Launch, the
authoritative technical and
social history of the
Faversham shipbuilding and
engineering company, James
Pollock, from 1875 to 1970.
In addition to all of these
activities Anne also finds time
for her interests and
pastimes which include
photography, townscape,
historic buildings, natural
history, art, folk and classical
music and touring holidays in
Europe.
an enormous amount of planning,
time and effort, and she rose
superbly to the occasion, admirably
supported by her husband
Michael. They deserve both our
thanks and congratulations, as do
the staff of the Alexander Centre
for their organisational skills, help
and forbearance. Our volunteers
from the VIC did a marvellous
task dealing with more than 200
tickets, publicity for the event and
with the many inquiries.
They also reproduced many of
Arthur’s publications for display
and sale at the event and more
membership forms. Christine
Smith and Jean Duchin did a
marvellous job in representing the
society, as did Ian Balding with a
display of photographs and help
with membership inquiries.
Special thanks also go to the
skills of our IT technicians,
Graham Robinson and Chris
Wootton, who spent much time in
improving the sound presentation.
Museum matters
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Those of you who have visited the
museum in the past few weeks will
have seen the villages display,
which expands the scope of the
museum by including potted
histories of several of the villages
surrounding the town.
Space is limited, but we will
develop ways in which more of
these outlying settlements can be
included, for their own sake and
for their contribution to the
history of the larger area. Just
before writing this I have been
looking at contemporary accounts
of the riots of 1380-81, and it is
surprising how many of these
settlements witnessed the serious
events of the period.
The exhibition of Jack Salmon’s
work is now in the exhibition
gallery until 2 February. Most of
the work on display will be new to
visitors, as it is mostly from the
private family collection. The oil
painting of the view over
Stonebridge Pond allotments is
attracting a lot of admiration, and
is well worth seeing. There is a
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degree of artistic licence in what
you see in the painting, but it does
capture the essence of the
landscape when it was painted.
My wife and I have been to see
the Germany, Memories of a Nation
exhibition at the British Museum
which was interesting from a
display point of view as well as for
the content. Presentation was
simple, rather like our own
museum, with no modern
gimmicks. The exhibition was
supported by a series of 30 radio
broadcasts and a 563-page
hardback book, which makes me
wonder if we should think of
exhibitions in that way too.
One idea might be to examine
how Faversham changed during the
reign of Queen Victoria and
compare it with the changes that
have taken place during the reign of
Queen Elizabeth II, who is due
break her great-great grandmother’s
record in September.
We have a tea towel in the
collection, dating from the 1890s,
which illustrates the first aspect,
and maybe could design one to
illustrate the second. Would any
reader like to develop this idea
further?
Archaeology update
PAT REID
This month I want to pay tribute
to the contribution Arthur Percival
made to the Faversham Society
Archaeological Research Group
(FSARG) project over the past 10
years. Without his support and
advice (which goes right back to
the naming of the group in the
first place) I doubt whether we
would have reached the high
standards now demonstrated in
everything we do.
Arthur understood, as few do,
the necessary partnership between
archaeological and historical
research if a place like Faversham
is to be understood.
FSARG’s first two years, 2005-6,
were spent looking for Saxon
settlement in the Tanners Street
and Lower West Street area. At
the time, I knew quite a lot about
Saxons and about tanning and
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Family history research
JOHN BREEZE
The photograph in our
collection records that the lady
seated on the left was Miss
Ellen Housden, who married
Edward Aylett and lived at 91
Upper Brents.
Can anyone identify the
other three and explain what
their “tickling sticks” might
have been used for? They are
wearing On War Service
badges and factory clothing.
Ellen Gertrude Housden
was baptised at Faversham
Parish Church on 3 August,
1900, the daughter of Alfred
Thomas, labourer, and Ellen
Annie Maria of Luddenham.
She married Edward Charles
Aylett, millman, on 27
December, 1920, when they
both lived in Canute Road.
The 1891 census records
Alfred, aged 14, as a pusher-out
in the brickfields and four
sisters, Charlotte, 20, and Ada
18, both gun cotton factory
hands, and Florrie 11, Rose
seven, scholars.
Charlotte Eliza Housdean
was baptised at Preston
Church on 9 April, 1871.
Ada Elizabeth married
George Edward Hunt on 2
April, 1893. Flossie Jane,
baptised 30 May, 1880, married
Charles Sidders on 13 August,
1898.
Rose May, baptised 4 July,
1883, married William James
Austin on 7 April, 1912. Alfred,
of 4 Lower Brents, died on 16
January, 1893, aged 49, and was
buried at Faversham on 21
January. His loss was recorded
regularly in in memoriam
notices.
Notes and photographs of
any of these families would be
accepted gratefully. Please send
them to me c/o the Faversham
Society in Preston Street.
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Society’s creek letter to Swale
I have sent this letter on behalf
of the Faversham Society to
the planning policy manager of
Swale Borough Council with
reference to public
consultation over the
Neighbourhood Plan proposal
for Faversham Creek.
The Faversham Society’s
board of trustees has
considered the above plan and
comment as follows that in its
opinion the Faversham Creek
Neighbourhood Plan (FCNP)
fails to meet the basic
conditions inasmuch as:
n It is not in accordance with
European law in respect of the
Strategic Environmental
Assessment (SEA) directive;
n It is not in accordance with
UK and European law and
guidance on the process of
consultation;
n English Heritage has not
provided any input.
The board further
considered that as there has
been continuous use of the
creek as a waterway since
Roman times that an objective
of the Neighbourhood Plan
should include:
n Ensuring that before any
development involving work on
wharves around the creek
there is an archaeological
investigation and that no
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significant remains are
destroyed by development.
Concerning site specific
amendments, the society feels
that with regard to Ordnance
Wharf it should object on the
grounds that three storeys
would obstruct significant
views and be out of keeping
with Faversham’s historic
townscape and undermine the
heritage value of the
conservation area. The society
feels that any development at
Standard Quay should ensure
the integrity of the
conservation area and the
maintenance of positive public
space.
The society acknowledges
that the consultant has made
significant improvements to the
plan which now focuses upon
the historic importance of the
creek. This area is of enormous
importance to the heritage of
the town and we urge the
examiner to look closely at the
views we have expressed.
We are neither opposing
nor endorsing the plan at this
time we are simply seeking to
strengthen the protection of
heritage in the plan and of
course the society will take
a view on the final version of
the plan at the appropriate
time.
Did you know there’s a comfortable, well-equipped venue,
with room for up to 80 people in the middle of town?
And not only is an overhead or slide projector and stand
available at this venue, but there’s also a kitchen with
crockery, electric kettles and a refrigerator. The Fleur hall is
on the first floor but the toilets, including one for disabled
people, are on the ground floor and an electrically operated
wheelchair lift is available. For hire fees, conditions and
available dates contact Linda Ireland on 01795 531135
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shoes but not a lot about
Faversham. Arthur gave
unstintingly of his knowledge of
the gunpowder and other
industries, full access to local house
deeds and other documentary
information.
This kind of support continued
throughout our work in
Faversham. His map of the Hill
Works was indispensable in 2012
when we were investigating the
Brent Hill area. I have used his
map of the extraction areas for the
brick industry etc in the
Faversham area over and over
again.
The Faversham Papers
commissioned by him on, for
example, Tanners Street and
Abbey Street, have been much
consulted. Very recently we were
thinking about doing some work
at Uplees, and he supplied us with
landowner names, sources of
documentary material and so on.
Then there have been many
unique photographs, such as the
ones of houses in Flood Lane on
the brink of demolition in the
early 1960s.
All this has been essential but
even more important to me
personally was his comradeship,
encouragement and interest in the
archaeology. Over the 10 years of
FSARG’s existence, the Faversham
Society has been very involved in
large-scale funded projects and the
enormous bureaucratic task of
gaining accreditation, so it is
perhaps understandable that the
archaeology in spite of its
considerable amounts of outreach
work (lectures, exhibitions, gettogethers, displays, family hands
on sessions, public digs) has been
diminished at best and mostly
ignored. The terrific support from
the Faversham community, the
Faversham Historians and friends
elsewhere largely made up for this
(and a sense of humour helps) but
Arthur’s unflagging interest and
appreciation was fundamental to
the survival of the group at several
points.
What really makes this tribute
essential, however, is that I know
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that what he did for us in FSARG
he did for others as well, pretty
much non-stop.
It is very easy to damage and
undermine people’s morale and
creativity through petty spite but a
great deal more challenging and
exhausting to nurse along infant
aspirations and dreams, as Arthur
did all of the time. We are going to
miss him dreadfully.
Calendar record-breaker
MARY RANSOM
I should like to thank everyone
who bought one (or more) of our
calendars. More than 500 were
sold – a record I think!
Special thanks go to Jean
Yeomans for her help in the
production work and decisionmaking on which pictures to
include – always a difficult choice.
It is now already time to start
thinking of next year’s calendar
and we need your photographs. If
you have any recent photos of
Faversham or the immediate
surrounding area and would like a
chance to show them, then we
would love to see them. The
images need to show Faversham at
its best.
We can’t pay you for your photos
but if one of your images is
selected your name will get a
mention and you will also be
entitled to a free calendar.
To be in with a chance, all you
need to do is submit one bestquality jpeg landscape image per
email to [email protected],
heading your email “Faversham
Society Calendar”. You may send
as many images as you like during
the year but only one per email,
please. Include your full contact
details, where the image was taken
and the date it was taken. Also
state whether you are a society
member or not. Images need to be
received by the middle of July at
the latest to allow us time to have
the calendar printed and out for
sale at the Hop Festival in
September.
Thank you for your support in
helping to raise vital funds for the
society.
A trip to the Moon
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The Lunar Mission 1 project
announced by David Iron on at the
Alexander Centre 9 January during
the first annual Arthur Percival
lecture is a 10-year project to send
a lunar probe to the south pole of
the Moon, an area reconnoitred as
to possible drilling sites.
He described the make-up of
the drill to conform to possible
obstacles up to a depth of 300ft. It
is hoped to be able to extract
samples of minerals and rocks for
further analysis, from which much
more information about the
Moon, Earth and the solar system
may be gleaned.
Within the probe there will be
time capsules containing a variety
of objects to represent our time
and civilisation for future
discoverers, and as these are likely
to be alien to us, some guide to
allow them to understand what
they all mean. As an investment in
the project, payment will be made
by members of the public for the
inclusion of such objects. The most
commonly item mentioned in the
newspapers is a human hair! A
project launch recently in New
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York produced slightly more than
the initial target figure of
£500,000. The project, of course,
will actually cost hundreds of
millions during the next decade.
Coincidentally on 13 December,
a time capsule from 1795 was
opened in the foundations of
Boston State House,
Massachusetts. It contained
articles from the American War of
Independence and had been buried
by Samuel Adams and Paul
Revere.
It appears, therefore, that our
time capsule is a very timely
proposition, especially as the
founders of Lunar Probe 1 are
hoping to draw 52% of the
investors from the United States!
Open House 2015
Moyra Harding
Open House is the annual
opportunity to view properties of
considerable historical and
architectural interest.
The scheme is in its 46th year
and offers a unique insight into
Faversham’s built environment and
heritage that you shouldn’t miss!
About 30 properties will be
opening their doors on 4, 11 and
Dennis Severs’s House
18 FEBRUARY, 2015
£69 per person
Dennis Severs’s House is a time
capsule attraction in which visitors
are immersed in a unique form of
theatre.
The 10 rooms of this original
Huguenot house have been decked
out to re-create snapshots of life
in Spitalfields between 1724 and
1914. An escorted tour, conducted
in silence, through the compelling
“still-life drama”, takes you through
the cellar, kitchen, dining room,
smoking room and upstairs to
Personal travel experiences
Dennis Severs’s House
18 FEBRUARY, 2015
the bedrooms. With hearth and
candles burning, smells lingering
and objects scattered apparently
haphazardly, it feels as though the
inhabitants had deserted the rooms
only moments before.
The price includes lunch at The
Water Poet, a traditional pub
serving traditional pub food.
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114 West Street, Faversham
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18 July. Handbooks are £8.50 each.
For groups of two or more people,
admission to properties will be
£8.50 for the first member of the
group (to include one handbook)
and then £5 for any additional
member of the group (programme
only, no handbook).
Handbooks will be on sale from
the Visitors’ Information Centre,
Preston Street, Faversham, from
1 June or can be ordered on 01795
534542 or by post for £10.58,
cheque made out to the Faversham
Society.
Tribute from Australia
of the dear old streets and in and
out of the alleys. I’m so grateful to
people like Arthur who have kept
that lovely little town just the same
as it was when I was a girl … it’s
probably better as I know a lot of
restoration work has gone on.
The Clares
Colin parry
In No 3 in our series of
Magna Carta heraldry, we
look at Richard de Clare
who sealed the great
charter on 15 June, 1215, at
Runnyede.
He was the son of Roger
de Clare, Earl of Hertford
(more frequently known as
Earl of Clare) who died in
1173 when Richard
inherited the lands and title.
Richard was present at
Dutch visitor to mills
ROD MORLEY
Just after the Christmas break
Margreth Steenberg form Alkmaar
in Holland called in at the Fleur
asking about our Chart
Gunpowder Mills. She had arrived
in Faversham by boat and because
she was a miller back home,
wanted to compare our mill with
hers.
A phone call to volunteer Tony
Golding, who lives nearby and has
a set of keys, did the trick and so
we explained the route she should
take to find him. Tony later
reported that she was full of
enthusiasm and both enjoyed an
hour at the mill. She was extremely
grateful, left a large donation and
bought several relevant
publications. Another satisfied
customer!
Betty Malkin
Arthur Percival was one of the first
people I contacted many years ago
when I first discovered that the
Faversham Society existed.
We had shared a fair bit of
correspondence from half way
across the world … first about my
great grandfather, Henry Bassant,
who built the Queen’s Parade
shops and also my favourite house,
Rose Bank, 11 Newton Road,
which was occupied first by him
and then by my beloved
grandparents and after their
deaths, my parents (by then I had
been in Australia for some years).
My parents sold Rose Bank in
the mid 1970s and recently I’ve
discovered someone has given my
dearest house a beautiful clean-up
and it is has been sold once more. I
have a copy of the brochure in my
computer somewhere.
My second lot of letters to
Arthur were all about Macknade,
Queensland. Macknade is a little
“sugar town” about a hundred
miles north of my home town of
Townsville. It was founded by
Arthur Neame of the brewery
family (I think his name was
Arthur) who hacked a sugar
plantation out of the rainforest,
built the sugar mill and named the
area after Macknade Manor in
Faversham.
I visited Macknade Mill after
contacting them, and also the
school in Macknade, hoping to
find out more information. I
finished up by calling in at the
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the coronation of King
Richard I at Westminster in
1189, and at that of King
John in 1199. He played a
leading part in the
negotiations for Magna
Carta and was one of the
25 barons named as
guardians thereof. He was
one of the barons
excommunicated by Pope
Innocent III in 1216. He died
the following year.
His arms may be blazoned
as Or, three chevrons gules.
Volunteers needed
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library in the nearest larger town
and the helpful librarian dug out a
typewritten copy of Arthur
Neame’s diary. I asked if it could
be photocopied and sent it to the
other Arthur.
I visited Faversham for the last
time in 2000. I called in to the
information centre and had lunch
with one of the members (the
name escapes me, I fear, but I am
85!). I spent two days walking
around all the places my siblings
and I used to visit when we stayed
with Grandma for holidays. The
Rec, the creek, a walk past
Davington pond, up and down all
Have you made plans for the new
year? Can you spare a few hours a
week to help in the Visitor
Information Centre?
We are in urgent need of
volunteers on Mondays, Tuesday
mornings, Saturday afternoons and
some Wednesday afternoons. No
experience is necessary but if you
are interested in helping please
give me a call on 01795 534542 or
591287.
Boxing Day walk
Pat Ross
We had a lovely walk on Boxing
Day. If you can remember back,
the weather was quite pleasant,
which makes such a difference.
We walked from Market Place
to Ospringe, and up the small hill
behind the church. Then we
walked into Painters Forstal and
down through Lorenden Park,
returning to Faversham via
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Brogdale and the Abbey School.
Paul had been busy at the Fleur
hall heating up the home-made
soup prepared by Carolynne, and
Sue made the sandwiches.
We had a quiz entitled
“scrambled carols,” followed by a
raffle – when everyone was trying
to avoid winning some of the
prizes! (Who would not want a
loaf ? Or a 2015 calendar of Prince
George baby pictures? Or even a
DVD entitled the 12 Dogs of
Christmas?)
We made a profit of just over
£50 for the society.
One person we missed was
Eileen, who has helped at all our
Boxing Day walk lunches since
their inception. Unfortunately she
has not been very well and we send
her our best wishes for a speedy
recovery.
A Tic or a Vic?
CHRIS OSWALD-JONES
All tourists entering our premises
may be visitors; but not all visitors
are tourists. We seem to have
quietly morphed into a Visitor
Information Centre.
That, in my opinion, is a sensible
transition. But we need to be
consistent. I do not recall any
formal decision-making
explanation, nor any
announcement to our members.
The bulletin to Fleur volunteers
still talks of TIC. Some signage
and Swale Council use VIC. Our
front elevation still depicts
multiple TICs.
Christine Smith, volunteer manager
of the Visitor Information Centre
writes: The new title fits in with
the national trend to be more
embracing of all visitors and comes
at the request of Swale Borough
Council with whom we have a
contract to run the Centre. When
funds allow I am sure all signage
will conform.
Planning committee
ANNE SALMON
Thirty-nine applications were
discussed in detail this month and
all were accepted except:
14/506085, 56 Preston Street,
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The war memorial project A group was formed in 2014 to
undertake the refurbishment of
Faversham War Memorial, the
adjoining garden and gates.
The memorial was
constructed on the present
site in 1923 to replace a
temporary wooden monument
on what had been the Cottage
Hospital’s vegetable garden and
previously part of a brickfield.
At that time, many memorials
were being constructed across
Britain and Faversham’s
memorial is typical. (A similar
memorial may be seen in
Ospringe churchyard.) The
adjoining garden was laid out at
that time and the fencing put
up, together with the gate that
came from the demolished
house on what is now the
Stonebridge estate.
Over the years there has
been considerable research
about Faversham’s part in the
Great War. Peter Stevens and
Arthur Percival have been
especially helpful in assisting
with the names of those
servicemen killed and their
parish locations across
Faversham.
The aim of the project is to
restore the memorial, move it
to the centre of the garden and
improve the original fencing,
some of which has been
replaced over the years. A
public consultation was
undertaken, and the majority of
those responding thought that
a “square on” cross together
with tablets setting down the
names of all service personnel
killed in all conflicts since 1914,
together with references to
those others killed or who
died as a result of conflict, such
as the gunpowder explosion of
1916, would be a fitting tribute.
As commemorations for the
Great War are planned until
2018, it has been agreed that
the project should be
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completed in time for
Remembrance Sunday in
November of that year. This
will enable the refurbishment
to be undertaken in stages so
that the site is left in good
order for each November.
Compiling names of
servicemen killed has been
challenging. We are grateful
that Peter Stevens’s work and
booklet and the Rev Simon
Rowland’s help in compiling an
accurate number for the Great
War has put this on a firm
footing. We are agreed that 624
servicemen were killed or died
of wounds and serious illness
during the conflict. There may,
however, be a few that we do
not know about, for example
someone who emigrated, but
died of wounds shortly
afterwards.
The group has many useful
and hard-working members
including a representative from
the garden volunteers, often
Dorothy Percival, the British
Legion, councillors Tom Gates,
Anita Walker and David
Simmons, who is the project’s
vice-chairman.
It is supported by Faversham
Town Council and Jackie
Westlake is the clerk. We have
a project manager, Peter
Binnie, and officers from
Swale Council who provide
advice. Mark Gardner gives
first-rate excellent press liaison
support.
A number of local and
regional organisations have
offered support and help, as
has Sir Hugh Robertson MP,
and we are hopeful of grant
applications. All local schools
have been informed.
If you have any information
that may be helpful, or would
like to offer support, please
contact me, the project
chairman, at [email protected]
com or call 01795 537159.
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FAVERSHAM
SOCIETY
NEWSLETTER
The Faversham Society
Newsletter is edited by
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timber and double-glazed
conservatory and listed building
consent. This application should be
refused because the scale of the
extension is inappropriate to the
scale of the main rear elevation.
The design of the extension
appears to represent a late
Victorian orangery. The building
dates from the 18th century, so the
design would not fit with the age
or character of the building. The
extension would also be visible
from Forbes Road car park, and
would be harmful to the
appearance of the group of
buildings and the character and
appearance of the conservation
area.
New members
IAN BALDING
We welcome the following new
members to the Faversham
Society: Mr K Tory, Ms B Chester,
Professor S Newman, Mr W and
Mrs J Robinson, Mrs E Musson,
Mrs M Kemp and Deborah Foord,
all from Faversham; and Ms M
Shoard from Strood.
Email it, please
THE EDITOR
I work full-time, so my hours
editing the newsletter are limited.
There are, however, a number of
ways in which newsletter
correspondents may assist.
When you are sending items for
publication, please do not send
anything other than conventional
Microsoft Word documents or
plain text. If in doubt, just paste
the text into an email. As for
pictures, they should be highresolution JPGs.
I can no longer accept typed (or
handwritten) manuscripts, which I
would have to re-key. Please get
them typed or scanned into text –
volunteers at the Fleur should be
able to show you how – and
emailed to me from there. If in
doubt, ask me.
I am also offering to give a chat
to newsletter correspondents about
writing, presentation and basic
computer and email skills.
Anybody interested?
FAVERSHAM
SOCIETY
OPENING
The Fleur de Lis
museum and gallery,
10-13 Preston Street,
Faversham ME13 8NS, is
open 10am-4pm Monday to
Saturday (last entry 3.15pm)
and Sunday 10am-1pm (last
entry 12.15pm).
01795 590726
[email protected]
The Fleur de Lis visitor
information centre and
book and gift shop are
open 10am-4pm Monday
to Saturday and Sunday
10am-1pm.
01795 534542
[email protected]
The Fleur de Lis secondhand bookshop at 1a
Gatefield Lane is open
10am-3.30pm, Monday to
Saturday. 01795 590621
Chart Gunpowder Mills in
Nobel Close, off South Road,
is open 2pm-5pm Saturday,
Sunday and bank holidays
from Easter to end of
October, at other times by
arrangement.
[email protected]
Maison Dieu museum in
Ospringe Street is open the
same days and times as the
Chart Mills, but until
2 November
[email protected]
Faversham Society Newsletter, February 2015