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Watch “The Quay” – a film by Richard Fleury

This film is well worth watching.   It’s the story of Standard Quay at Faversham, and tells how the Quay was home to some of the last of the shipwrights and other craftsmen, whose services are still in demand.   A developer has applied for planning permission for housing on the quay, and this film is about the traditional working shipyard’s final year

“The Quay”, is a film by Richard Fleury:   “A windswept stretch of English creekside echoing to marsh birds’ calls and the thud of shipwrights’ hammers, Standard Quay is straight from Dickens.    Wooden ships have been built and rebuilt here for a thousand years and, to some, this scruffy wharf is a magical vision of living history.

“A centre for ancient maritime crafts, the quay is a haven for the few dozen surviving Thames sailing barges.   But Standard Quay’s latest owner, a property developer, plans to turn it into a tourist trap with shops, restaurants and luxury houses.   “The Quay” is the story of a traditional working shipyard’s final year.”

Here’s the link to the film on YouTube.

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