No go zone

No go zone

Heard this morning that M&S is closing their store in Sandgate Road... it's only them and Ottakers that make that bit of high street worth visiting, what a shame. Hopefully this is the dark before the dawn of the new shopping centre.

Check out a satellite view of Folkestone town centre, as it is now, before it all changes...

Hmm, there was a rumour a while back of M&S selling more online, through Amazon, which means ultimately through this site too... so if you're looking to buy some new pants, hold on and I'll try and put up some links!

More news on where they're moving to (and if they really are, maybe I misheard) as it comes in...

⬅️ :: Well that's just not nice... ➡️
Thu Apr 06 2006

This is part of my site 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 previous to that so I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site used to be updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I know it was a handy resource for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. I am not Gerald BTW, the name 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 something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.