History Expo in Folkestone raises hundreds of pounds for Dover Counselling Centre

Contributed by editor on Mar 25, 2019 - 12:15 PM


By Sue Sheppard

The Dover Road Folkestone community was at it best despite a road accident which happened just outside outside the venue of a fundraising local history exhibition on Saturday 16 March.

The event was held at Lacies shop, which was the inspiration behind the true Kinky Boots story that was made into a popular film and subsequently a multi-award winning stage musical.

Bygone days in Dover Road, Folkestone


More than 50 residents new incomers as well as life long Folkestonians enjoyed a convivial evening of nostalgia and refreshments.

History Expo raised over £200 for the Dover Counselling Centre, which works in Folkestone as a NHS backed counselling service for a wide array of mental health issues.

Lots of visitors to the exhibition  Photo: Sue Sheppard


Plans are now afoot for a second even more ambitious event.

This would include more audio and first hand stories of people who lived
in the area in previous decades. This could include the war years up to the the 1970s or even 80s.

Show organiser Sue Sheppard said: "You never know what to expect when you organise something new but we have learned loads of new things, met lots of new friends, and I personally can't wait to put on an ever better event involving even more people.

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