Tag Archives: Swale Borough Council

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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Last chance to oppose the restaurant proposal for Standard Quay – and have your say on the future of Faversham Creek

  Standard Quay Swale Borough Council planners meet on the 11th April to discuss the proposed conversion of Standard Quay’s listed ‘black building’ into a restaurant and gallery and function room. This gives those of us who want to see … Continue reading

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Faversham’s Standard Quay in happier times – filmed by Simon Evans

Barges at Faversham’s Standard Quay, filmed by local historian, folklorist, author, photographer and BBC radio  presenter Simon Evans. Simon made the film some time before the maritime industries and most of the barges left, and before it became clear that Faversham … Continue reading

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