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Up to World War II

1922
Local pubs with bat and trap pitches joined the new Canterbury Bat & Trap league. Going back probably several centuries, the sport resembles cricket and in East Kent remains popular today.

1930
With diminished demand for local oysters, the ancient Faversham Oyster Fishery Company ceased to be a trade collective and became a conventional limited company.

1934
With war clouds looming, the town’s three gunpowder factories closed, their production, many of their staff and some of their machinery transferring to Ardeer in Ayrshire, less vulnerable to enemy bombing attacks.

1939
World War began. Though in 1940 the crucial Battle of Britain took place overhead, the town suffered little physical damage. But, with air raids raging over London, hop pickers flocked down to Kent, feeling that they would be safer in the hop-huts than in their own homes.

Image taken, with permission, from the Arthur Percival Archives. Galleries | My Site (arthurpercivalarchive.co.uk)

The town rallied behind a huge effort to support the Faversham Spitfire Fund.

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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