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Go Folkestone AGM 2013

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Wednesday November 13th 2013                                                                                                                            …



By Mick Cork

Over-achieving has always been something of an art-form at Folkestone Invicta, and that was again a key
ingredient of the season just ended.

It all came to a spectacular finish as Neil Cugley’s side reached the play-off semis for the second year running –
this time playing in front of a …


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 …


Folkestone Airshow, 8 June – Boosting local business

Fly Folkestone, 7 – 9 June – Turn a memorable Day into a Wonderful Weekend
Building on last year’s successful Jubilee Airshow that attracted over 60,000, a bigger and better one is planned for this year. Spread over three days from 7 – 9 June, it is hoped that …


Samuel Plimsoll

Samuel Plimsoll, well-known because he brought about the painting of a white line around ships to avoid overloading, spent the last six years of his life in Folkestone. Yet Folkestone has little to celebrate these years of his residency, which were not inactive. He continued to lobby on behalf of …


If only this piano could talk…”

A former Italian piano restorer – Massimo Piemontese (of Quintessential at 65 The Old High Street) – came across an 1880s Gӧrs & Kallmann piano at the back of a house clearance second-hand shop opposite the Folkestone Library in Grace Hill, in June 2012. It had a £150 price tag. …