Tag Archives: Standard Quay

The remarkable story of Emeline

The amazing story of how Whitstable oystering smack Emeline turned up on the Costa del Sol and returned to her home area to be restored, repaired and generally saved is here. Thanks for reminding me about it Save Standard Quay!

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A turning point for Faversham? Historian Arthur Percival speaks about the Standard Quay decision

A turning point perhaps, but today we learned that despite the unanimous vote against the proposal for a restaurant on Standard Quay, there is to be an appeal so the arguments have to be gone through all over again… It’ll … Continue reading

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Swale Borough Council meets at the Black Building, Standard Quay

Sad, isn’t it, that they could even consider turning this into a restaurant. I hope they make the right decision, but the hostility shown to the chap with the camera may not be a good sign… By the way, banning … Continue reading

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