Lots in the paper this week about skaters in Folkestone, should they be allowed to skate on The Lees, are they noisy and unpleasant, is hanging too good for them etc. Here are some videos anyway.
OK, they're not actually skaters in the second video, but it's young people on wheels making a noise, possibly the older citizens who live along The Lees have mistaken these rattling contraptions for a type of skate board, and it's this that's giving the skaters a bad name?
This is part of my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came 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 updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were moving here. 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 The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend newspaper 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 contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.