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YPRES TOWER, RYE: THAMES BARGES LOADING TIMBER IN FAVERSHAM CREEK

YPRES TOWER, RYE: THAMES BARGES LOADING TIMBER IN FAVERSHAM CREEK

Rye stands on a rock which once was in the sea, although now it is two miles inland.The Ypres Tower (bottom) was built by William of Ypres in the reign of Stephen.Faversham (top) still retains the mayor and corporation itacquired as a member of the Cinque Port group, and the branch of the river Swale, called Faversham Creek, on which it stands, is still navigable and there is trade in coal and timber. The importance of the town began in Anglo-Saxon times, the site being at a point where Watling Street touched the creek.

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THE ORIGINAL FOLKESTONE: DOWN IN THE OLD FISHMARKET

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