These drawings of Faversham were the first to be produced and proved so popular that we went on to create many others. As you will see from the following pages, they can be purchased in several formats and, if you don’t see what you want, please ask. They can also be purchased in Faversham Frames, Tiddly Pomme at Brogdale or the Creek Creative Gallery shop. Greetings cards are also available at www.thecardshed.com and in the shops above.
Faversham is a beautiful little market town in the north of Kent with its own creek that flows into the Swale estuary. From the town you can walk in any direction into the countryside and see park and farmland, orchards or marshland leading to the estuary along both Faversham and Oare Creeks. Known as an events town, it has many festivals in and around the town throughout the year. The most popular is the Hop Festival, usually held on the first weekend of September. Faversham has its own brewery (Shepherd Neame) and many interesting pubs and restaurants.
Faversham still has many independent shops and has a market on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays all through the year. It is known as ‘The Market Town of Kings’ and it still has many of the wonderful old buildings that would have been there when it received that title. The creek holds a working boat yard (Iron Wharf) and several Thames Sailing Barges that are still in use, mainly for chartered trips. Greta is a working barge that is based in Faversham but works from Whitstable in the summer taking people out on trips.
Art is very important to the town as there are many artists and photographers living, working and displaying their work in the various galleries. The Creek Creative Gallery in Faversham is a hub for artistic people of all types. It has an excellent Kitchen Café where you can have lunch while looking at the artworks on display. I can recommend the treacle tart!