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Other Faversham Archives

Doddington Library 
The Doddington parish library contains nearly 400 printed books, most dating from 1600s and 1700s but with the oldest printed in 1505. There is a copy of the Geneva Bible of 1560 nicknamed the 'Breeches Bible'. Around 280 of the books were printed in England, the remainder on the continent. The collection was formed in the early 1700s by Daniel Somerscales for use in his work as vicar of Doddington, to which were added some 30 books by John Radcliffe (or Ratcliffe), a Doddington vicar of the early 19th century. more

The pre-1800 holdings of the library can be viewed online on the English Short Title Catalogue (ESTC) of the British Library.
Access is by appointment via the Town Clerk 01795 503286 or louise.bareham@favershamtowncouncil.gov.uk 

Kent County Council Archives

The KCC Archives include a wide variety of material on Faversham www.kentarchives.org.uk

Police Museum 

They collect and care for a large number of donated artefacts reflecting the rich history of Kent Police from 1857 until the present day and aim to share this very important historical resource with the widest possible audience.
The collections include uniforms and equipment from both the past and present; crime-related artefacts; historical documents and official records, and a large photographic collection. Their current holdings include 10,000 photographs, 5,000 documents and newspaper articles, 1,500 books/journals and 3,000 films.  www.kent.police.uk 

Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame is Britain's oldest brewer - and while 1698 is the Brewery's official founding date, there is clear evidence that its heritage pre-dates even this period. This timeline details the significant events in the Company's history, from the first brewers in Faversham to the arrival of the Shepherd family and the Neames, right up to its current status as a successful, award-winning business. A Faversham native, John Owen is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and chairs The Faversham Historians. He has been researching the brewery’s history for nearly a decade.  https://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/brewery/brewery-history

Opening Times

VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
12 Market Place
ME13 7AE
10am to 4pm - Monday to Saturday
10am to 1pm - Sunday (opening hours may vary)

FLEUR MUSEUM - FREE ENTRY
12-13 Preston Street
ME13 8NS
Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 3pm
Also open on the first Sunday of each month

SECOND-HAND BOOKSHOP
11 Preston Street
ME13 8NS

10am to 3.30pm - Monday to Saturday

CHART MILLS
Off Stonebridge Way
ME13 7SE

Open on Saturdays only 2pm to 5pm

Registered Charity  Number 1135262 - Company No 07112241
The Faversham Society - Registered Address: 10-13 Preston Street, Faversham, Kent ME13 8NS
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