Standard Quay’s history, and a great photo of sailing barge Goldfinch

The magnificent schooner-rigged sailing barge Goldfinch beautifully posed at Standard Quay. Goldfinch was built at Faversham by the famous barge builder John Matthew Goldfinch¬† Sailing barge¬†historian and author Richard Hugh Perks recently retold the story of Standard Quay in an interview. It’s a story he will know well, as among his many publications is a … Continue reading “Standard Quay’s history, and a great photo of sailing barge Goldfinch”

Faversham’s Standard Quay under threat from restaurant and car park

The public planning meeting about the future of Standard Quay on Thursday was inconclusive – I gather from Richard Fleury’s report that the councillors postponed the vote until some of them have had a chance to see the site for themselves. Richard recorded some interesting reaction to this decision, so please take a look. What … Continue reading “Faversham’s Standard Quay under threat from restaurant and car park”

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 Standard Quay reinstated as a functioning centre for sailing barges and other traditional and historic … Continue reading “Last chance to oppose the restaurant proposal for Standard Quay – and have your say on the future of Faversham Creek”