Got an email about the School of Art

Got an email about the School of Art

From Eamon Everall no less:

Hi, you ask for info on Folkestone School of Art , I went there from 1966 to 1967. When i went it was where the multi story car park opposite the junction of [gmap]Alexandra Gardens & Middleburg Square[/gmap], now is. More or less opposite was Gales Cafe & a huge ramshackle pub , now gone. Essentially it was a Foundation (pre-18) Art School preparing students for higher level courses elsewhere although there were also a few local vocational courses in applied arts subject like Graphics, etc. Housed in an odd mix of buildings from a victorian chapel to a georgain town house it was a very lively place which attracted students from across Kent-not too popular with the powers that be tho., due to the Bohemian nature of the students. When I was there the Principal was Gerald Norden a nice old bloke & pretty good painter with a national reputation, he was succeeded by John Everleigh who, tho elderly, is still around & living in the Folkestone area.

Any information like this about any parts of Folkestone that we no longer have are very much appreciated.

⬅️ :: Just too late for the weekly mailout (again) Folkestone Fringe ➡️
Fri Aug 01 2008