Samuel Plimsoll Commemoration Sat 13th February 2016

2.15 – 5pm, St Martin’s Church, Horn Street. CT20 3JJ

2.30 Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony

3.00 Annual Plimsoll Lecture by Capt Richard Woodman ret. Maritime Historian.
‘The Men Plimsoll Rescued: The Forgotten Heroes of the Merchant Marine’

4-5pm Refreshements and Book Signing in the Church Hall.

All Are Welcome


Folkestone Town Sprucer Appeal

David Taylor and others are trying to raise money, £5000.00,  to retain The Town Sprucer  following the loss of his grant. It is being done as a Crowd Funding Appeal which means that the money pledged will only be taken if the target figure is reached. Here is the link: …


MacDonalds Cheriton

The MacDonalds in Cheriton has been refused by planning officers . But the firm is going to appeal .


Folkestone B&Q

Folkestone B and Q IS likely to close in late 2017 after all , sadly . Warnings have been given . Why ? It is squeezed between Dover and Ashford . The lease is up in 2017 , giving them a window , and the landlords haven’t made an offer …


Folkestone Town Centre Manager

Folkestone Town Centre Manager to be made redundant . Many people still think it is John Barber , but it is Viv Kenny who was at Ashford . Presumably the street festivals will continue under Folkestone Festivals .


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 …