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 Buildings

This is actually a photo of the Garden Hotel, which stood in Sandgate Road. It was empty from about 2000, had a fire in about 2005 and was demolished soon after. But it was quite prestigious in its day: such as the 1960s, when this photo is said to have been taken.

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

My Great Grandfather

My great grand father was married in this church in 1885 to Miss Alice Llilee, they 8 children between 1885 and 1903 and one of those children was my grandfather Robert Hall (1888/1954). I think there might be ...Read full memory

A memory of Folkestone by Keith Martin