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50s & 60s

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Memories of Folkestone

I was in a band at this time - The Lonely Ones. The High Street remains a strong memory - in particular The Acropolis (Archie) - we did gigs there - upstairs, on a Saturday night. I also remember the El Torero - further down - Mick was the owner - he had a brother who opened a place in Tontine Street and later a 'club' over (...Read full memory)

I am writing on behalf of my 85 year old mum, Dorothy Clark, nee Gamble, who used to go in your shop! My mum was born in Alma Road, Shorn Cliff and moved to Folkstone High Street at around 3-4 years old, then back to Dunnett Road, Cheriton where she went to All Souls School, then to More Hall School. From (...Read full memory)

This I remember so well when Silver Spring's was in Foord Road and only a small company. I worked there as a clerk from 1957 to 1960. George (now my husband) used to come by on his bike on his way to work at the Gas Company and we used to have a chat, it was something I looked forward to.  I married in 1959 and (...Read full memory)

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