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George Trench


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.

The plaque

George Trench

Location of the plaque


George Trench
A plaque in Abbey Street, Faversham, marks the site of George Trench's home