Peter Sorenson will be talking from the United States on the development of gunpowder in America.
Peter is the author of Hazard Powder, the story of the rise and fall of the Hazard Powder Company, one of the largest
gunpowder manufacturers in the US in the 1800s, told in detail from its inception to its death in a violent explosion in 1913, nearly destroying the nearby Connecticut town of Hazardville.
It recounts the lives and deaths of the men and women who defined themselves by the work they chose and the turbulent times in which they lived at Powder Hollow.
Peter revealed links with Faversham!
David Carey, chairman of the Kent Tree and Pond Wardens, a group of volunteers supporting the natural environment and wildlife across the county, will lead a walk to look at the impressive veteran trees and their vitally important natural history of St Mary of Charity churchyard, Faversham, at 2.30 pm on Saturday, 23 October.
Churchyard trees are critically important havens for wildlife in our towns, and some of these veteran trees are particularly significant, noted nationally on the Ancient Tree Inventory. Join us to enjoy and learn about these trees and discuss the importance of trees in Faversham.
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Cilla Freud of Kent Gardens Trust will be talking about the trust’s project in listing Swale’s gardens. Anyone interested in Faversham gardens or others in Swale will find this talk valuable.