Good progress on the Purifier Building on Faversham Creek, new home for a Maritime Trades Apprenticeship scheme and workshop, organised by the Faversham Creek Trust, whose website today carries a picture of the new roof. This is, I think, the old metal frames of the old roof taken down, restored and repaired, then re-installed and a new skin put on.
There is a nice comment from one Chris Marshall which reads “I can’t help being impressed by how much progress is being made in renovating the Purifier Building. It is also becoming apparent what a handsome building it is now that the windows have been unblocked. Keep up the good work!”. We quite agree, CM!
Meanwhile, good luck to all the barges competing in the Swale Match today. If you are a Facebook-er like we are, look up Faversham’s ace photographer, artist and organiser of the 365 Year-in-the-Life picture exhibitions, Nathalie Banaigs, who has some superbly atmospheric early morning pictures from Harty Ferry where she was dropping off some friends to join their barge for the race. They are pictured wading out through a flat calm in beautiful pale grey light, with them and the withies and boats all creating striking reflections. Lovely pictures, Nathalie. You don’t always need red sails to make a good ‘barge’ picture.