Between Court Street and East Street, Crescent Road opened as a short internal relief road to eliminate congestion in Market Street, where there was no room for two-way traffic.
Shepherd Neame brewery’s deliveries to local pubs by horse-and-cart ended with the death of Charlie, their last cart horse.
The Faversham Society published plans for the pedestrianisation of upper West Street and these were later implemented, alongside others for pedestrian-priority schemes.
Pollocks, the shipyard, closed for the last time.
The Faversham Society opens a heritage centre, comprising the first town museum, a bookshop and archive, at the former Fleur de Lis inn in Preston Street. The complex later expanded to include Nos 10-11 and 12 Preston Street.
The east (town) bank of the Creek de-industrialised and the waterway ceased to see freight traffic. New housing and a supermarket took the place of the gasworks, mills and factories. Standard Quay became a centre for the maintenance of preserved sailing barges and similar vessels.
Unlikely to see a return of steam ships, as this shown in another image from the Arthur Percival Archive. Galleries | My Site (arthurpercivalarchive.co.uk)
As the creek navigation continued to silt up as a result of lack of commercial use and general neglect, an ad hoc trust was formed to raise funds for dredging and the creation of a facility for training in traditional shipping maintenance skills. It’s aim is to restore Faversham Creek as a working waterway. For more information: Faversham Creek Trust | faversham, Kent
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 Friday, Saturday & Sunday 8th, 9th, & 10th December. Friday & Saturday 15th & 16th December. Friday & Saturday 29th & 30th December
11 Preston Street, ME13 8NS
10am to 3.30pm - Monday to Saturday
Off Stonebridge Way, ME13 7SE
Now closed until April 2024