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Photo Mug : The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937

The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937


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The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent. 1937

The flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent.

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Bring the history of Faversham, Kent, right to your desk with our Media Storehouse Photo Mug featuring the iconic image of The Flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent, taken by John Topham in 1937. This high-quality mug showcases the captivating black-and-white photograph of the flooded street, transporting you back in time with every sip. A perfect gift for history enthusiasts, locals, or anyone who appreciates the beauty of old photographs. Order yours today and start your day with a dose of nostalgia!

A personalised photo mug blends sentimentality with functionality, making an ideal gift for cherished loved ones, close friends, or valued colleagues. Preview may show both sides of the same mug.

Elevate your coffee or tea experience with our premium white ceramic mug. Its wide, comfortable handle makes drinking easy, and you can rely on it to be both microwave and dishwasher safe. Sold in single units, preview may show both sides of the same mug so you can see how the picture wraps around.

Mug Size is 8.1cm high x 9.6cm diameter (3.2" x 3.8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate


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This print captures a moment frozen in time - the flooded Watering Lane in Faversham, Kent, during the year 1937. Taken by renowned photographer John Topham, this image transports us back to a different era - the interwar period of the twentieth century. The scene depicts an ordinary street transformed into an extraordinary waterway. The road is completely submerged under several feet of water, creating a surreal and almost dreamlike atmosphere. A lone car can be seen partially submerged as it struggles to navigate through the floodwaters. Nearby buildings stand tall amidst this watery chaos, their stoic presence contrasting with the surrounding turmoil. Intriguingly, children are also present in this snapshot of history. They appear unfazed by the unusual circumstances, perhaps even finding joy or adventure in this unexpected turn of events. Their youthful innocence adds a touch of humanity to an otherwise desolate landscape. Topham's masterful use of monochrome enhances both the drama and nostalgia evoked by this photograph. It serves as a powerful reminder that nature has its own way of asserting dominance over human endeavors. As we gaze upon this remarkable image from Europeana Photography collection, we are reminded not only of Faversham's past but also our own vulnerability in face of natural forces beyond our control.

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