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John Webb    10 Jun 2014

Can anyone tell me what the name Dan is associated with in Faversham, as in Dan House and Dan Drive?

Peter Stevens    03 Aug 2014

Osborn Dan was a barge builder and his yard was at the head of the creek (on the Brents side). The Faversham News in 1899 reported that a spritsail barge of 130 tons, the Cecil Rhodes which was built at his yard was launched by Miss Ivy Chevalier, daughter of Albert Chevalier, the famous singer of cockney songs.

In the 19th century Dan & Sons were wine merchants with a splendid property in Preston Street.

Peter Stevens
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