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Step Short was set up in 2008 when members of the Go Folkestone Action Group decided Folkestone should improve the setting of the historic Road of Remembrance in time for the 100th anniversary of the First World War in 2014.

It is run by a small group of local people who care about the history of Folkestone and the memory of the soldiers who marched so proudly through the town on their way to the Western Front.

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BBC One Show to feature Folkestone in WW1

Don’t miss the One Show due to be broadcast on Monday 18 August. With a feature by David Olusoga looking at the unique Harbour Canteen Visitors’ Books containing the names of 43,000 sol...

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A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500 is a 3 year community archaeology project that is working with the community to research and record the rich archaeological heritage and early history of Folkestone.

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ATU book getting great reveiws

The ATU publication ‘Folkestone to 1500′ has been out for over 6 months now, and has been garnering praise from a variety of places.  Follow...

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The Creative Quarter is an area of Folkestone that is being developed by the Creative Foundation, a charity launched in 2002 to regenerate Folkestone through the arts, the creative industries and education. The Creative Quarter has become home to a thriving collection of studios and businesses.

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ATU book getting great reveiws

The ATU publication ‘Folkestone to 1500′ has been out for over 6 months now, and has been garnering praise from a variety of places.  Follow...

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Provides information on the proposals and principles that will help shape the future of the Folkestone Seafront as an attractive and vibrant place for local people to be proud of and visitors to be attracted to.

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The Folkestone Triennial is one of the most ambitious public art projects presented in the UK.

Located in the seaside town of Folkestone on the south-east coast of England, artists are invited to use the town as their ‘canvas’, utilising public spaces to create striking new pieces that reflect issues affecting both the town and the wider world.

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Potted History of Folkestone Harbour talk

Alan Taylor provided an excellent overview of 200 years of history of Folkestone’s harbour by way of Powerpoint accompanied by endless entertaining stories pertaining to local inhabitants. A mem...

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Go Folkestone AGM 2013

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Wednesday November 13th 2013                                                                                                                            …

Empty Mansion up for sale – 12, Jointon Road

Empty Mansion up for Sale
By Richard Wallace
Go Folkestone has long been lobbying about the emptiness of “Kelston”, 12 Jointon Road – the massive building on the corner of Earls Avenue. It is a squarely handsome mansion rumoured to have been designed by the famous Edwin Lutyens in the …

New £7 Million Pound Sports Facility for Folkestone

A new £7 million sports facility opened its doors in Folkestone today, providing a centre of excellence for hockey, cricket, netball and running. Three Hills Sports Park – off Cheriton Road near Morrison’s Supermarket – will provide facilities for a range of other sports to be played, both indoors and …

The Folkestone Mermaid bought for the town

The good news of the purchase of Cornelia Parker’s Folkestone Mermaid, with the help of the Roger De Haan Charitable Trust and the Art Fund, brings the permanent collection of contemporary artworks in Folkestone to sixteen with a number of these, such as Tracey Emin’s Baby Things, consisting of several …