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 on 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.

The two men produced the highly successful book entitle Deal’s Lanes and Alleys in 1992 and this is pleasing sequel.



  • Archery Square, Walmer

  • 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 the Virgin Church, Ripple

  • 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