Folkestone, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Memories Of My Childhood And The High Street

I was born in Folkestone in July 1950, now living in New York since 1978. I remember as a child my mum or my aunt would take me down the high street, rarely up for obvious reasons, and stop at Andy Amos or Jimmy Rowlands for sweets. I remember the rock and the aniseed twist, toffee apples, the ...Read full memory

The Acropolis

I remember the Acropolis too, and I dated Noel Redding for a short while, when I was at school, in the year above his sister Vicky. Mostly, we used the Caprice coffee bar, opposite Folkestone Library in Grace Hill, almost next door to Tofts dance hall, and opposite the Hillside club and the Empress Ballroom - where Noel used to play with his first band, the Lonely Ones

A memory of Folkestone by Sue Tym

Message On Clock Tower

Message on clock reads, "Trifle not, thy time is short"

A memory of Folkestone by Trevor Page