Formed in 1962, the Society is a Registered Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee working to preserve the heritage and fabric of the historic town of Faversham and its surrounding parishes. Created in response to modernization and the loss of historic buildings in Faversham, the Society aims to ensure that Faversham’s individual sense of place and outstanding heritage features are not lost.
Over 50 years of growth and development have shaped the Society into a complex business with many different aspects, most of which engage directly with the general public as well as with specialist researchers and enquirers. With over 1000 members and run entirely by volunteers, the Society is one of the oldest civic societies in the UK and much of its early work has since been replicated by other civic organizations, especially our Open House event.
The steady collection and preservation of physical evidence from Faversham’s rich, historic past – archaeological discoveries reflecting many centuries of human activity, recent artefacts from everyday life, relics of Faversham’s diverse industrial and maritime past, and supporting documentary archives – endow the Society with a central role in the research and presentation of Faversham’s history to the widest audiences.
The Society aims to:
promote high standards of planning and architecture in or affecting the area;
educate the public in history, architecture, geography and natural history of the area;
and to secure the preservation, protection and improvement of features of historic or public interest.
The Society takes an active interest in Faversham and its outlying villages, an area defined by the boundaries of the following Parishes:
Badlesmere, Boughton-under-Blean, The Brents, Buckland, Davington, Doddington, Dunkirk, Eastling, Goodnestone-next-Faversham, Graveney, Hernhill, Leaveland, Luddenham, Lynsted, Newnham, Norton, Oare, Ospringe, Otterden, Preston-next-Faversham, Selling, Sheldwich, Stalisfield, Stone-by-Faversham, Teynham, Throwley and Wychling
Mrs Jenifer Parry, MSc, RN, NDN, NP
Sir Roger Moate
Board of Trustees
(Elected at the AGM May 2017)
Professor Harold Goodwin (Chairman)
Brian Kelsey, BA, FCA (Treasurer)
Brian Wintle Smith (Vice-chairman)
Ted Davis (Vice-chairman)
Mike Frohnsdorff, MA
Anne Salmon, BA, MCD, MRTPI
Clive Foreman BA, ACMA
Professor Christopher Wright BSc PhD ACGI MICE CEng FIHT CMath FIMA
Dr Pat Reid
Sir David Melville (Co-opted February 2018)
Correspondence to any of the above should be sent to the Society offices at:
10 -13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS
The next Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 10th June 2019.
Click here to view the AGM Notice for 2019
Click here to view the AGM Trustee Nomination for 2019
Click here to view the AGM Officer Nomination for 2019
Click here to access a proxy form. Please print a copy, complete and submit to the person indicated on the form by 11th May 2019.
Click here to read the latest Annual Report to members of The Faversham Society
The Society's Articles of Association can be found in our Governance section