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 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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Folkestone by Sue Tym

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 ...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