Tag Archives: Faversham Creek

Welcome developments at Faversham

It feels as if there has been a welcome change in the atmosphere in Faversham: the town now has a new draft neighbourhood plan including improvements sought by the Faversham Creek Trust and others, and the to vote on in October.

What’s more, the town’s new mayor Shiel Campbell has chosen to make the FCT her appointed charity – after the furious arguments that were going on in the town a few years ago, this seems like an excellent development.

What’s the photo above? It’s a half-scale replica Anglo-Saxon boat based on a 9th century craft found on Graveney marshes, and I happened across it while it was at the FCT’s Purifier Building premises recently as a fund-raising attraction.

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A small boat adventure

Actually, these photographs come from a small trip down Faversham Creek in just about the smallest imaginable boat that could be used by an adult with a pocket camera – a Mouseboat.

I think it also shows clearly why the Creek must be defended, and how much is has been affected by housing development. Surely, it’s time for the town to take a new, maritime activity-friendly approach. I so hope it does…

Photos of Faversham Creek through the years

The Creek, Faversham 1905

There’s a smashing set of photos of Faversham Creek over the years on the website of The Canterbury Times – the one above dates from 1905. How different it is today.

See the photos here or click on the picture above. My thanks to the very wonderful Faversham Creek Trust for linking to them via the organisation’s Facebook page.