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Finishing up at Faversham…

On May 13, 2009

With beer filled bellies we meandered through the Faversham Hop Festival for another hour. The crowds had a friendly feel and several times we ran into a Dutch couple we had met while parking our car. In the spirit of the day, we soon found ourselves wearing crowns made of hops.

Although we never spied the Flying Buttresses we did take in this odd troupe of musicians

strange-band-fsham-holland

and the wonderfully ripe and bawdy carvings underneath the eave of the local movie theatre

movie-fsham-crop

We stopped for about of a quarter of an hour to enjoy The Pearly Kings and Queens – garbed in the mother of pearl button covered clothes and hats introduced during the Victorian era by young Henry Croft – sing WWII standards.

The Pearly Kings and Queens

The Pearly Kings and Queens

As we headed for the car, a soft rain began to fall intermittently but that didn’t stop children old and young from enjoying the rambunctious Punch & Judy show taking place on the cobbled street.

A show so good it

A show so good it

needs two pictures.

needs two pictures.

And then we were back in the real world and on our way to The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

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