T H E _ S K A T E _ B O Y S _ O F _ F A V E R S H A M _ T O W N

Welcome to the true story of how Faversham provided the entire National Rink Hockey Team that won the European Cup of Nations in 1930. The story is told through the words of Perc Monk, one of the members of that successful team. Geoff Sandiford has composed a series of songs, accompanied by historic photographs as a tribute to honour the amazing achievement of this team from this small town. The songs were performed live at the first Faversham Literary Festival in February 2018 accompanied by the band of five musicians, with the historic photographs projected behind them.

The band members are: Geoff Sandiford on vocals and guitar, Dominic Abrams on guitar, Dominic Sandiford on drums and percussion, Pip Ives on concertina, mandolin and banjo, and Martin Long on guitar, cittern and narration.

L I V E _ P E R F O R M A N C E _ D V D _ I N C L U D I N G _ S T U D I O _ A L B U M _ C D _-_ O U T _N O W !

Contact Dominic Sandiford to buy direct for £15.

Alternatively, they can be purchased from the Faversham Heritage Centre or Top Hat and Tales in Faversham.

W H E R E _ D I D _ I T _ A L L _ B E G I N ?

When Geoff Sandiford was a young man, he moved to Faversham. While enjoying a pint at his local pub, he got chatting to the bar maid, Sue Monk, who pointed out her Dad, Perc, as a winner of the European Cup of Nations in roller hockey. Thirty years later, Geoff came across a lino cut of Faversham, which featured a roller hockey player. The artist, Hugh Ribbans, asked Geoff if he knew the story behind the figure, which to his surprise he did! They agreed this was a story that needed to be told. So Geoff, a musician, decided to write a series of songs and The Skate Boys of Faversham Town was formed.

Dominic Sandiford has created the following collection of videos, incorporating Sue Monk's historic photographs to help illustrate the story. To see more of Dominic's creations, return to the home page.