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 Open Air Swimming Pool Folkestone

My grandad, Ted Brazier, was the Pool Manager at the Open Air Swimming Pool, Folkestone, just along from The Rotunda. My mum worked in the Cafe and the Boating Pool Restaurant. She would push me down ...Read full memory

Old High Street Summer Of 1966

The old High Street was a hive of activity especially in the summer months, I remember the Acropolis coffee bar which was run by a Greek family including Archie Aggro who was a very tough character and stood no ...Read full memory

The Holy Well

In 1977 I was ten years old and the "holy well" as it was known to me was a playground, an escape and a place to watch life in Folkestone happen before my eyes. The channel tunnel consigned all this to memory. I would walk from my house in Cheriton during the long summer break from school.

A memory of Folkestone by Stephen Page