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Debbie Steer    02 May 2018

Hi,

We are doing a class project on the history of Faversham railway station. I wonder if anyone has some interesting facts they are willing to share? Also, any old memorabilia, photos, tickets or timetables etc they would be happy to lend for our class display?

Many thanks in advance! 

Peter Stevens    02 Jun 2018

It is probably too late for your project but you may like to know that the Faversham Society has photos of the original station, the re-built station, and loading and unloading horses in the First World War. When the railway first arrived in town in 1858, Delbridge House was acquired for the residence of the Station Master. It had previously been a school and was known as Academy House.

In the 1830s when .it became known as Academy House it served as a boys’ day
and boarding school. By 1841 there were at least 25 people living there –the
proprietor and his family, an assistant master, six servants,  11 boarders. 17 years later the railway
arrived and before very long the property had been converted into a residence
for the Station Master – evidently a person of consequence  (Researched and written by the late Arthur Percival)

Peter Stevens

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