Folkestone, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Folkestone and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Outdoor Swimming Pool Folkestone

I remember travelling from Dover to Folkestone pool when I was about 7 years old. We thought it was very exciting, and I can remember queuing at the turnstile to get in and where the temperature of the water was chalked on a blackboard outside. We were always intrigued to know how warm the water would ...Read full memory

The Dreaded Climb Up The Hill

When I was a lad, my mum would take me shopping in Folkestone's town centre. Probably to Sainsbury's in Sandgate Road, Timothy Whites, etc. Being that we lived Wood Avenue area, we would walk down Dover Road & into Tram Road, eventually arriving at what is now the car park at the bottom of Tram Road. We'd ...Read full memory

A memory of Folkestone by Trevor Page

Collier And Timber Brigs

JULY 19TH 2012 JOHN MAY VANCOUVER CANADA Father family name - May. Mothers family name - Pay. Grandfather and his four brothers (on fathers side) - fishermen All born on the Stade in the harbour. Grandfather and his brothers (on mother's side) - seamen working the colliers brigs from the Tyne and ...Read full memory

A memory of Folkestone by John May