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

Standard Quay Faversham Simon Evans film from happier times

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 Creek was likely to become a sad, gentrified and squeaky-clean memory of a port.

To lodge your opposition to this development, go to the website www.ukplanning.com, search for Swale Borough Council, then go to the  applications and use the search box to hunt down applications  applying to Standard Quay. There are just a few days left to lodge your reasons for objecting to the proposed development.

The Faversham Creek Trust has published some trenchant views on the issue – see the organisation’s weblog. There’s more useful stuff here and here.