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Memories of Folkestone

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)

My grandparents, Kenneth Gordon and Mavis Lyne Smith, opened this hotel in 1923. The money came partly from Mavis' mother, Harriet, who had been widowed in Barbados c.1897 and was left a substantial amount of money. Harriet purchased the Clifton Hotel and ran it until 1933.

My mum also worked at the swimming pool in the early sixties and I rented out the swimming costumes . I remember Ted and miss Tyrrell was the manageress

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

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