Crowd-funded John Welsford Joansa launched at Faversham

Alan Thorne’s crowd-funded project to give as many local people as possible an experience of boat building culminated in the launch of a John Welsford-designed Joansa rowing skiff a couple of weeks ago. Quite a crowd turned out, I’m glad to say! The name Bridget refers to the local plan to build a new lifting … Continue reading “Crowd-funded John Welsford Joansa launched at Faversham”

Faversham Society talk: VIC 56 – A steamship’s journey 7.30pm 25th March at the Fleur Hall

VIC56 is an 85 foot steamship constructed in 1945 as part of the wartime shipbuilding programme, and now preserved in working order by a small group of volunteers. She is technically a steam coasting lighter or a ‘puffer‘and is one of 98 victualling inshore craft built to the orders of the Ministry of War Transport … Continue reading “Faversham Society talk: VIC 56 – A steamship’s journey 7.30pm 25th March at the Fleur Hall”