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21st-22nd May 2016

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 2015 TRANSPORT WEEKEND DOES IT AGAIN!

The sun shone and visitors and vintage vehicles poured into Faversham for a spectacular Transport Weekend. Organisers were delighted with the number of visitors attending the event - which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year.  

Chris Bichard from Faversham Business Partnership, which organises the event on behalf of Faversham businesses, says: “We are absolutely delighted with the success of this year’s event.  The calibre of the vehicles taking part was better than ever and they were enjoyed and admired by thousands and thousands of visitors who came to Faversham to see the show.

“Faversham is a small town with a big heart and the Transport Weekend is the perfect example of what can be achieved when the community works together.   Members of the public, local businesses and town councillors all joined forces to make this event a huge success.” 

In addition to the usual vehicles displays pedal bikes were included for the first time, with an exhibition of bicycles through the ages at the Alexander Centre.   This year also saw extended fun and activities down at Standard Quay and camping for visitors during the weekend at Brogdale.

Chris Bichard comments: “The Faversham Transport Weekend continues to thrive, prosper and grow.  It started life as a one day event and has now expanded to include the whole weekend, which attracts tourists to town from further afield.  We are delighted that Standard Quay and the Town Quay were involved in the event this year and that the size of the show continues to grow.  Watch out for next year – it’s just going to get better and better!”

And the prizes go to.....

Best in Show, sponsored by South East Coachworks - Bentley Tourer, owned by David Humfrey  
   
Oldest in Show, sponsored by Shepherd Neame - Historic Peugeot 190, owned by William Roberts
   
Traders' Favourite, sponsored by Glaze.com - MG TF, owned by John Harrington
   
Best In Faversham, sponsored by Succulent Pig - Rover P6, owned by Ian Farmer
   
Best Motorbike, sponsored by Laguna Motorcycles - Tiger Cub Trials, owned by John Cole
   
Best Window Display, sponsored by SEC Signworks - Sweet Scene, owned by Kerry Dougan
   
Furtherst Travelled, sponsored by YMS Group- Ford Anglia 105e from Scotland, owned by Wendy Mayfield

Most Unusual, sponsored by Mackay & Co - Ford Model T owned by Tony Roberts

Our supporters

Faversham Transport Weekend is a community event managed on a not-for-profit basis.  It could not take place without funding and sponsorship by local businesses and organisations.  We would to thank the following for their support:

South East Coachworks: specialising in bespoke bus and coach conversions together with the refurbishment and repair of public service vehicles. Click here for more info.

SEC Signworks: offering a comprehensive range of sign products including vehicle graphics,  banners, shop and factory fascia signs,  window graphics, built-up letters, flat-cut lettering, engraved plaques and much more.  Click here for more info.

Succulent Pig BBQ:  offering a wide range of services from specialist hog roasting for corporate events and weddings to simple home parties, offering hog roast meats with or without salads, and gourmet BBQs.  Click here for more info.

YMS Travel: providing coach and bus hire along with organised tours and trips.  They will be providing  a subsidised park and ride service for the Transport Weekend.

Faversham Town Council: kindly allocated a grant of for the Transport Weekend.  Click here for more info 

Councillor Tom Gates of Kent County Council has also kindly supported the event.

Additional event supporters include Shepherd Neame Visitor Centre; Glaze & Co double glazing Mackay & Co Solicitors

For further information call 07895 882779.




























 

 

 The Faversham Cycling Club, 1898
(note women among the members,
a social riding club rather than sporting,
which would have been all male at that time)

   

A cycling gymkhana at Norton, 1897