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Christmas Shopping in the Creative Quarter

I have often spoken to Folkestonians who still have a lingering reluctance to venture beyond Rendezvous Street to the Old High Street and Tontine Street. In doing so they are missing out on a number of interesting shops, which could provide many original Christmas presents. Hopefully with the introduction of …


Working Out at The Warren: The Green Gym

A well-clad couple passed my wife as she hacked at the undergrowth. “Good to see you doing something useful for once”, said the man, mistaking her and the rest of us volunteers as miscreants on community service.  “As opposed to going for a walk?” parried my wife.  He looked suitably …


British Power Boat Championships at Folkestone Harbour

For a second year Folkestone will be hosting the British Powerboat championships at the harbour on 1st and 2nd September.

Drivers will be bringing boats from Bournemouth, Southampton, Fareham and Devon. Closer to home, Kevin Edmonson & Annika Hawthorne from Chartham Hatch near Canterbury will be racing for the first time, …


Two Free Talks at the History Resources Centre

Two Free Talks at the History Resources Centre, above Folkestone Library, Grace Hill, Folkestone On July 20, 6.00 – 7.30 pm in association with the exhibition of some of Folkestone Museum’s collections in the Sassoon room  above Folkestone Library, running from July 7 …


Exhibition of Folkestone Museum’s unseen treasures, Folkestone Library, July 7 -29

There will be a free exhibition in the Sassoon Room above Folkestone Library between July 7 -29. Entitled Behind the Scenes: Folkestone Museum’s unseen treasures, the exhibition will feature displays of fossils, geology, archaeology, natural history, social history, paintings, drawings, photographs and museum records.

In preparation for the exhibition, Rebecca Stockley, …


Arrival of Boat “Collective Spirit” in Folkestone Harbour

On Tuesday 10th, July at 4.30 pm a thirty foot sailing boat, named Collective Spirit, will arrive at Folkestone Harbour, stopping off for the afternoon on its maiden voyage from Emsworth in Hampshire to Margate. Commissioned by the Arts Council and constructed as part of the Cultural Olympiad by …


A Cycle Way to Dungeness

Imagine a family in Newham, host borough of the Olympics, fancying a cycle day at the seaside.  Mum, Dad and two teenagers pedal to Stratford International and happily load their bikes onto the high-speed train for Folkestone Central.  Forty-five minutes later, having streaked across Kent and browsed Google Maps, they …


Folkestone Research and Archaeology Group

At a meeting held on Sunday 29th January, the Folkestone Research and Archaeology Group (FRAG) was formed. A Founder member, Iain Nielson, said “The main objectives of the group, which we believe is the first devoted archaeology to be formed locally, will be to discover, identify, document, record, protect …