Faversham From Old Photographs

Faversham From Old Photographs

Folkestone & District Through Time

Folkestone & District Through Time

Faversham Through Time

Series: Through Time

Publication Date15th June 2010

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

This fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs traces some of the many ways in which Faversham has changed and developed over the last century.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
Availability: In stock
ISBN
9781848681743

Faversham's many natural advantages attracted settlers from earliest times. The surrounding farmland is most productive with fruit and hops grown in vast quantities. Both crops are still significant and the town is proud to be the centre of Kent's brewing industry. Of national importance is a collection of over 4,000 fruit varieties at Bogdale. Brick making is another local speciality, though albeit on a much smaller scale than a century ago. Haulage of these heavy loads to mainly London markets was by Thames sailing barges. Today a galaxy of fine country houses lie hidden close by in scenic countryside. While in the town centre the main streets are fine examples of effective conservation. Much credit goes to the townspeople who resisted town planners' inappropriate schemes with a true appreciation of their valuable heritage.

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