Folkestone on TV

Folkestone on TV

"During the August bank holiday, the last of the summer, BBC cameras followed the police in Southend-on-Sea and Dover and Folkestone as they tried to deal with drinkers who were determined to cause trouble and injury"...

Forgot that Drunk and Dangerous was coming up on BBC1, otherwise I would have trailed it here... our beloved town, immortalised on a prime time documentary! Hmm... had heard in the Folkestone Herald that this had been filmed back in the summer. Wasn't just Folkestone, Dover and South End were also featured.

Didn't see anyone we know, none of our regular haunts were featured, and it seemed that at leaset some of the trouble makers were from out of town. Result! Were you in it?

⬅️ :: Old glass milk jugs what? ➡️
Tue Jan 11 2005

This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those 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 love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend 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 GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.