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Exciting news – The Swing the Bridge appeal is making good progress

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The Swing the Bridge apeal aims to raise £125,000 by 1st October 2015 with the aim of enabling a new swing bridge to be built to replace the old one, which is on its way out.

The money will be added to the funds that would otherwise the used to build a fixed bridge – but the importance of a new functioning swing bridge is that it will allow the regeneration of the basin at the top of the Creek.

A swing bridge will enable barges, smacks and other vessels to moor and be maintained,in the basin, allow Faversham Creek Trusts workshops and apprentice scheme to connect with the rest of the Creek and the sea, and will mean that once again, the masts of sea-going vessels will be visible from the centre of the town.

It’s an exciting prospect, and with every donation comes a little closer to reality

Donate here or here.

The appeal is promoted by the Faversham Creek Trust, The Faversham Society and the Brents Community Association.

The artwork below neatly summarises the FCT’s long term aim.

 

 

Dutch barges on the Medway, near Allington

 

A photogallery stroll on the River Medway at Allington in Kent, including Dutch barges, a Thames barge yacht, various other craft and an Archimedes screw – I must visit with a larger camera some day, as it’s an impressive piece of machinery,