TR1066 : Favourite 1890

taken 3 years ago, near to Whitstable, Kent, Great Britain

Favourite 1890
Favourite 1890
Favourite is the last of the traditional wooden Oyster Yawls remaining in Whitstable and the only yawl in public ownership. In many places a yawl would be known as a smack. The oyster yawl’s design is well suited to the farming of oysters in the shallow, estuary waters off Whitstable. At one stage the oyster trade with London flourished and the Whitstable fleet reached 150 boats.

Favourite was built by the Whitstable Shipping Company in 1890, close by her present site in Island Wall, for Edward 'Pikey' Carden the proprietor of the Fisherman’s Arms, which is now 34 Island Wall. Her ironwork was made in the forge that is now Shipyard Cottage (see the sketch below). A working life of 54 years came to an end when she was machine gunned in 1944 and beached. Just before the sea wall was built in 1953, she was hauled into the garden of Favourite Cottage and moved to her present site next door in 1978. Thanks to LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) for the above information.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 25 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 27 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 1049 6660 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:21.5674N 1:1.3190E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TR 10503 66594
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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