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In the Visitor Information Centre, we sell books relating to the local area and much more. You can find books on Kent and Faversham’s heritage, the history of explosives or brewing and local hop farms, railways and trams, sailing barges, reproductions of old maps, and much more!

The Society publishes a number of its own books which can be purchased via our online store or directly from the Visitor Information Centre, including:

The History of Faversham in 60 Objects - Available from online store

Faversham: A Brief History - Available from online store

Hidden Faversham - Available from online store

A Young Person's History of Faversham - Available from online store

Town Walks in Faversham (Steps Back in Time) - Available from online store

Faversham Papers

Additionally, since the Faversham Society was formed in 1962, we have built up an extensive catalogue of Faversham Papers that have been produced by enthusiastic and knowledgeable members. This work is part of the Faversham Society’s commitment to education and maintaining a passion for the history of our beautiful town. The papers cover the history of Faversham and many surrounding villages. From Beowulf to Hop Picking and just about everything in-between. There should be something of interest for everyone!

Subjects covered include the royal abbey, historic churches and even local people’s memories of individual streets and the people who lived in them. Two popular areas detailed by multiple Faversham Papers are the local gunpowder industry and the sailing barges and coasters which used the Creek. We also have papers valuable to family historians, some of which contain information which may not be available elsewhere. As well as the 1841 and 1871 census returns, we have papers dedicated to the explosives personnel from 1573 onwards, ships and seamen of the 15th century and a biographical register from 1100 to 1650. Many papers also cover both the world wars and it’s impact on the town and it’s people. So these could be a valuable research if you are researching your ancestors who lived locally.

A large selection of Faversham Papers are available to download via our online store.

A limited selection of premium Faversham papers are available to purchase, either as downloadable PDF to print at home or as printed copies delivered by post. Click here for premium Faversham Papers.

A much larger selection of Faversham Papers are available to download for free. Printed versions of these papers are also available to buy at the Visitor Information Centre. Click here for free Faversham Papers.

For a full list of all Faversham Papers please click here

Opening Times

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

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

11 Preston Street
ME13 8NS

10am to 3.30pm - Monday to Saturday

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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