Folkestone, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Old Folkestone High Street

Memories? Many! Worked on the refurbishment of some of the shops on the left of the picture. Often went to the 'pictures' at the Central Cinema in George lane up the top. My late wife worked as secretary for the manager of Plummers at the top. Pre WW2 we used to play up and down the High Street and up onto the ...Read full memory

A memory of Folkestone by ronchad

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

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 nonsence. The coffee and salami baguettes were the best in the town and Noel Reading, bass ...Read full memory