Is it time to shut down the folkestone gerald?

Is it time to shut down the folkestone gerald?

For one I don't get much time to update it any more, but for another CAMRA have launched their own, and it's very good. Here's their page for Chambers, Folkestone, for example and here's my local that I rarely actually go in...

I think it needs some more work, for instance they need to rationalise it with their good beer guide book and phone app, there is some crossover there, but if they can do that it will become a worthy rival to And The Gerald of course...

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This is part of my website The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only 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. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a fake paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.