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A Chance for Industrial Archaeologists.
The Faversham Society believe that the only surviving gunpowder mill in the town (dating from 1810) may be the last of its type in the country ...
This statement itself is sufficient to demand that action be taken to preserve the structure. Too often we talk about industrial archaeology and what we should do about it but here is a chance to take some action. The mill is an obvious case for preservation and I appeal to anyone interested to offer their assistance whether it be materials, time or money. Please write to me or the Honorary Secretary.
The KARGC is proposing to help all it can and in due course will issue precise details of what is required. This is a test case, our opportunity to really do something about industrial archaeology. Let us not fail and let this be the first of many such enterprises.
Editor: The Chairman in his letter has appealed for help in preserving the gunpowder mill at Faversham which is rapidly deteriorating. The following report outlining the importance of the mill has been kindly prepared by Mr Arthur Percival, the Honorary Secretary of the Faversham Society. Please help in every way towards its preservation.