Legends of Folkestone

Legends of Folkestone

Speaking to a friend last night in Chambers about legends of folkestone a Facebook group he has set up. Hoping to swap some info with my Folkestone history section... Over 1000 members, nice, and some interesting sounding events:


Darth Vader visiting Folkestone in about [year]1984[/year]

The Shepway Air Show (RIP)

The Fokestone Carnival

The Donkey Derby

The Sunday Market

Xmas lights being switched on by c-list celebs

The Leas Disco for school kids

Jimi Hendrix playing Folkestone

Cliff Richard playing at Boots (The Odeon Bar)

Sealink (The Hengist) ferry washed ashore

Transvision Vamp at The Leas Cliff Hall

The Great Earthquake of [year]2007[/year]

The Great Flood of [year]1996[/year]

The Great Hurricane of [year]1987[/year]

The Boxing Day Dip

The Debenhams Shooting of [year]1988[/year]/[year]1989[/year]

McDonalds opening in town..wow!

Shepway Sound local radio station

Darling Buds Of May being filmed at the harbour/sands

Moon & Son being filmed in town

The looney on the roof of the Bus Station

The spontaneus human combustion in a bakery on Canterbury Road

The Dance Of The Flaming Arsehole / The Tequila Run

The Rotary Club Santa going around the streets at Xmas

[ebay]The Orient Express[/ebay] dropping punters off at the harbour

The Tour De France coming to Folkestone

2.4 Children being filmed in and around town

Folkestone Invicta Vs West Ham in 1996 (Lampard was there apparently!)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Rotunda

⬅️ :: I have seen Lemmy in a pub once before ➡️
Sun Dec 28 2008

This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for best venues and stuff, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.