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A Winter Walk at Faversham

Mixed pictures of walks undertaken in 27th January 2008 & again on 4th January 2009

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Davington Church

Continue past the school to reach Davington Church

Davington Church ground

Whilst the Old Priory & grounds, home to Bob Geldof are closed to the public the church may be visited

Davington Pond

Continue down Davington Hill to Davington Pond to feed the ducks

Bull Inn

At the 'Bull Inn' turn left

West Street

Continue ahead into West Street

Mechanics Arms

Past the 'Mechanics Arms'

Upper West Street

Cross the Zebra Crossing continue up West Street

Ship Inn

Walk past the 'Sun Inn' & 'Ship' reaching the Market Place again retrace your steps back along Court Road

Rigdens Old Maltings

Pass the Old Maltings now Tesco

Faversham has been home to brewing for centuries, in the 1700s by Edward Rigden founded his WE & J Rigden & Co Court Street Brewery, which amalgamated with George Beer & Co (Canterbury) in 1922 as George Beer & Rigden Ltd. They were acquired by Fremlins Ltd (Maidstone) in 1948 to be taken over by Fremlins. Whitbread bought them out in 1967 the brewery closed in 1990. In 1996 the old Maltings were converted into a supermarket

Shepherd Neame Brewery

Walk past Britain's oldest brewery Shepherd Neame which is still based at Court Street Faversham

Court St, Quay Lane, Church & Abbey St junction

Looking along Court Street from junction of Quay Lane, Abbey Street & Church Street

Court St, Quay Lane, Church & Abbey St junction

Court Street, Quay Lane, Abbey & Church Street junction

St Mary of Charity Church

Walk up Church Street to view St Mary of Charity

St Mary of Charity Church Spire

St Mary's Church Spire

Rigdens Brewery Chimney

Rigdens Brewery chimney in silhouette

Rigdens Brewery works

These pictures from January 2007 are the last taken of the old Rigden Brewery before re-development (amendment)

26/06/10 - In your photographic walk of Faversham you have stated that the old Rigdens Brewery picture taken in 2007 was the last before it was demolished. It has not been demolished but converted and still looks very much the same.

Do pay a visit to Creek Creative Gallery, 1 Abbey Street, Faversham. Regards - Bob Lamoon

Rigdens Brewery Chimney full view

Rigdens Brewery chimney

Retrace your steps & continue down Quay Lane towards the Creek, turn right into Belvedere Road

Standard Quay

Continue ahead onto a gravel path, at boat yard office turn right them immediately left & left again into Standard Quay

Repertor & Greta

Repertor & Greta in winter cladding at Standard Quay

The Anchor

Retrace your steps at Boatyard office turn left into Abbey Street & have a pint at 'The Anchor' before retuning to your car you deserve it!

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