Book: Sketches of Deal

Sketches of Deal - Alan Percy Walker




Published in 1996 by The Joem Gallery. By Alan Percy Walker text by Tony Arnold. Containing 24 pen & ink vignettes (page size: 148mm x 210mm). 51 pages.



Deal was once one of the four most important ports in the country, especially in the years of war with France and with the Dutch. Its naval yard supplied ships of the Fleet with all they needed Today the town has lapsed into a quiet backwater: a delightful neighbour that is a joy to live in.

Alan Percy Walker has produced a series of attractive sketches depicting some of the town’s oldest buildings: churches, dwellings, public house and castles. These capture the charm of the Deal of today while revealing glimpses of its dramatic history.

Kent born, he had an enthusiasm for art from an early age and he now exhibits regularly in galleries throughout the country. His work is in collection throughout Europe and the USA. He has illustrated for the Peterborough column in the Daily Telegraph and the publications of the National Trust and the Church of England.

Tony Arnold has been in journalism for well over 40 years with the Kent Messenger Group of Newpapers. He retired in 1985 as Chief Reporter for the East Kent Mercury. He lives in Kingsdown.



Archery Square
Carter House
The Royal Hotel
St. Leonard’s Church
Deal Castle
Timeball Tower
The Paragon, 1 Brewer Street
St. George’s Church
Swans Public House
Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club
Indoor Market, High Street
St. Mary’s The Virgin Church
Deal Town Hall
The King’s Head Public House
Walmer Lifeboat House
Royal Marines School of Music
Queen Anne House, Middle Street
Admiral Keppel Public House
Old St. Mary’s Church
The Old Manor House
Walmer Castle
Stanley Treanor’s Model Watch Tower
Clanwilliam House, Marine Road
Prince Albert Public House