The Faversham Society has been working since 1962 to conserve the best of Faversham’s heritage to ensure that it is there for our children and their children’s children to enjoy. Our town has a rich vernacular architecture herniate and a vibrant community. Close to 1000 like-minded individuals have come together to research and interpret our buildings and streetscapes to enable people, residents and visitors alike, to appreciate what we have and when it is threatened to campaign to preserve it.
We do this through our publications and heritage collections displayed in the Fleur, itself a collection of listed buildings. We organise regular town walks guided by knowledgeable local historians, and each year our Open Houses and Open Gardens days in summer offer people an opportunity to see behind the façades and to learn more about our heritage. In the winter months there are monthly talks and in March each year a Heritage Fair with displays and talks. FSARG is a very active community archaeology group which has done much to dig up our past and to add to our understanding of the development of our town from early settlement.
We are proud of our Visitor Information Centre where we welcome visitors to our town and provide information about our town and current events and openings to residents and visitors serving Swale as well as Faversham and the Faversham Hundred. The Fleur Hall and Gallery are available for exhibitions and meetings and we serve the community by proving a ticket office for some local groups. If you love Faversham come and join us – we are constrained only by the volunteer time we have to conserve our town and the villages around it and to create heritage for the future.