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Anniversaries in Faversham's History

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Date

Year

Event


Jan


1


1831


Streets first lit by gas

 

14

1236

Manor of Ospringe given to Queen Eleanor

  20 1891 Flash flood in Ospringe

 

22

1793

Faversham Porter Club established

 

25

1858

Railway to Chatham opened

 

31

1989

Cottage Hospital extension opened by Duke and Duchess of Kent

 

 

 

 

Feb

1

1738

John Wesley's first visit to Faversham

 

1

1953

Severe flooding in north-east Kent

 

14

1581

Elizabeth I's second visit to Faversham

 

15

1551

Thomas Arden murdered at Arden's House

 

23

1883

Faversham News first appeared

 

25

 

St Valentine's Fair (New Style date) (for seven days)

 

 

 

 

Mar

4

1909

13-inch snowfall

 

12

1977

Fleur de Lis Heritage Centre opened

 

26

1548

Thomas Arden elected mayor

 

26

1620

Faversham Church registers commence

 

30

1842

London coach last ran

 

 

 

 

Apr

2

1916

Great Explosion at Uplees: 106 people killed

 

8

1857

Wreight's School opened

 

15

1959

Local railways electrified

 

17

1781

Severe blast at Stonebridge Pond (Royal Gunpowder Factory)

 

 

 

 

May

10

1533

Henry Hatch, town benefactor, died

 

12

1838

Cottage Hospital new wing opened by HRH Duke of Kent

 

16

1968

New Queen Elizabeth School opened by HRH Princess Alexandra

 

20

1260

First extant Cinque Ports Charter (belonging to Faversham)

 

21

1971

Faversham and Ospringe conservation areas designated

 

22

1616

Mercers' Company formed

 

25

 

Ospringe Fair

 

26

1887

Cottage Hospital formal opening

 

31

1838

Battle of Bossenden Wood (Courtenay Riots)

 

 

 

 

June

4

1252

Town's oldest existing charter granted

 

4

1862

Faversham Institute opened

 

10

1381

Local support for Wat Tyler's rebellion

 

21

1727

Faversham Farmers' Club established

 

22

 

Eastling Fair

 

29

1879

Congregational Church, Newton Road, opened

 

 

 

 

Jul

1

1963

Faversham Water Company amalgamated with Mid Kent Water Company

 

3

1360

Black Prince stayed at Maison Dieu

 

8

1538

Faversham Abbey dissolved

 

8

1860

Railway to Canterbury opened

 

14

1576

Grammar school re-founded

 

14

1847

Guncotton disaster at Marsh Works

 

16

1963

M2 to Medway Towns opened (completed to Brenley Corner, 2 September)

 

30

1884

Faversham Club opened in Gatefield Lane

 

31

1872

Baptist Church foundation stone laid by C. H.  Spurgeon

 

 

 

 

Aug

1

1860

Railway to Whitstable opened

 

11

1794

First stone of new tower of Faversham Church laid

 

12

 

Lammas Fair (for 7 days)

 

13

1853

District Schools opened

 

22

1860

Recreation Ground opened

 

 

 

 

Sept

29

1645

Joan Walliford, Joan Cariden and Jane Hott, convicted as witches, executed

 

 

 

 

Oct

6

1552

Davington Church registers commence

 

11

1695

Ospringe Church tower collapses as bells are rung to celebrate William III's  passing through Ospringe

 

17

1962

Faversham Society formed

 

24

 

Badlesmere Fair

 

25

1154

King Stephen died (founded Faversham Abbey, 1147)

 

 

 

 

Nov

1

1660

Charles II visits 23 Court Street

 

5

1857

Riot Act read when Guy Fawkes celebrations get out of hand

 

20

1910

Lees Court, Sheldwich, burnt out

 

26

1788

Edward Jacob died

 

 

 

 

Dec

10

1526

Faversham's first grammar school established

 

11

1688

James II captured and held in custody in Faversham

 

21

1799

George Finlay, historian of Greece, born in Faversham