Folkestone history from "manky badger"

Folkestone history from "manky badger"

It's not me, I am not the manky badger, but I found this blog talking about a trip to Folkestone, and how Folkestone had changed...

We lived in Folkestone from September 1984 to April 1986, so I consider myself something of an expert on all things Folkestonian. It has to be said that the place has changed somewhat in the intervening twenty one years. The wonderful aquarium shops are gone, as is "Eureka" - the place which sold absolutely everything really cheaply. HMV is no longer in the basement of Debenhams, and WH Smith has lost its top floor. The Rotunda and the scenic railway are gone. In fact there's not a lot left apart from Chambers bar and the ice cream shop.

So we had an HMV before did we? I've only been living here 3 or 4 years and visiting for a few more before that... Chambers hasn't really been around that long either, it was called the Sub Club about ten years ago. Still nice to get a few more hints of recent Folkestone history...

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08 Oct 2007

Over to you, discussion about anything local, but please be considerate... Folkestone on TV, Kent gigs, find a flatmate, rent a room, news, what' new, local events, for sale, whatever... hmm this kinda slumped a bit didn't it? But it's still here after most of the other johnny-come-latelies gave up again! Folkestone Gerald was here before Folkestone was cool, and it'll still be here after! Probably. Email me if you want to do a deal, pauly @ this domain

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