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Urgent battle to stop bulldozing of WW1 training trenches in Sandgate Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Nov 21, 2017 - 11:25 AM


A Sandgate Parish councillor is alarmed after builders, Taylor Wimpey  have posted a notice to say it will be levelling land which was once used as WW1 training trenches.


Jimi's 75th birthday to be marked by Folkestone 'Hendrix Weekend'

Contributed by editor on Nov 14, 2017 - 11:55 AM


The 75th anniversary of the birth of World renowned musician Jimi Hendrix is on 27 November 1942 in Seattle, USA.


Mammoth discovery at Dover docks excavation

Contributed by editor on Nov 11, 2017 - 04:05 PM


The team working on the Port of Dover's flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) has unearthed a fossilised mammoth tooth during the excavation of the Wellington Dock Navigation Channel.


HRH The Duke of Kent opens £2million museum in Folkestone

Contributed by editor on Nov 11, 2017 - 08:35 AM


Folkestone’s impressive new museum at the Town Hall was officially opened on Thursday (9 Nov) by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent.


Folkestone historian's research uncovers town's links to eminent scientist Michael Faraday

Contributed by editor on Nov 09, 2017 - 10:15 AM


By Ray Duff

Folkestone historian Eamonn Rooney has recently researched some of the life of one of Britain's most celebrated 19th Century scientists, Michael Faraday.


Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge is set to close in November

Contributed by editor on Nov 04, 2017 - 09:00 AM


If you haven't managed to visit the highly respected Kent Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge this year, this is you last chance.


Pending closure of Folkestone Fishing Exhibition leaves its future in the balance

Contributed by editor on Oct 14, 2017 - 01:45 PM


The curator of  the Folkestone Fishing Exhibition is concerned that the redevelopment of the harbour area will put the exhibition's future in the balance


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