Faversham was once a centre of gunpowder making
. In Abbey Street
, a plaque marks the site of a house in which lived George Trench (c1838-1912), inventor of Tonite, the explosive, who was manager of the Cotton Powder Company from about 1882 to 1912. The plaque is on a late 20th Century house at the north end of Abbey Street, one of the few recently built properties in this road, one of England's finest medieval streets.
A plaque in Abbey Street, Faversham, marks the site of George Trench's home
Location of the plaque