Got an email about the School of Art

Got an email about the School of Art

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.

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01 Aug 2008

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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