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 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

Message On Clock Tower

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

A memory of Folkestone by Trevor Page

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