Folkestone, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

I Think This Is Me And My Dog

I think this is a photo of me (note groovy sunglasses) walking my dog Zoe. I used to walk her along by the sea from Folkestone through Sandgate to Seabrook (in high heels!). I think it was about 1962-64 and I remember the coat, which was Kingfisher Blue.

A memory of Folkestone

Children's Roundabout On The East Beach At Folkestone

Does anyone remember the simple children's roundabout on the east beach? I had a holiday there in 1947 and I was so fascinated by the roundabout that I wandered off the beach hoping someone would pay for a ride for me. When my Mum found me I was giving a sharp slap for going missing!

A memory of Folkestone by Jacqui Smith