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138) Ronnie Day  Male
Location:
Spain
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Saturday, 22 December 2018 08:36 Write a comment

Hello to all, I saw this site some years back and thought it was good for all interested in our old town, history lives on after we die and also proves our existence. I have seen some names I remember here but there are many in my mind still and although I have found some on FB others are still elusive, I will list a few here and see what comes up.

About me, well, I worked in the butchers in Bouverie Road West for a while,the greengrocers in Tontine street,the Chinese also,sometime with Alan Hughes on Miss Folkestone,KING radio with Charley Evans,in his steakhouse too, VC coffee bar was the choice of the day as it was close to the Guildhall pub!

People I remember Alan Barton,Brian Coulson,Andy Pope,Midge Elliot,Katie Deane,Ann Laing,Cristine Looker, Renata Clarke,Pat Rayner?(I), Jesse Parsons(mentioned on this site),Veronica Jones,Sheila White,Denise Holmes,Marion Kennett,Angela Bowden,Sue Bull, Stuart Fairbrass,there were sisters that lived in Holland Ave that worked at the laundry in Hythe,Sylvia Toman,Barbara Woollett and her sister too,Barry? that was often in the Hillside club,Jimmy? that I heard had passed on,Guy?,Colin Musson had a brother too,Mick Saunders, Ann Amor? had a sister too, Dave Poyle?,Brenda Wynn, Mick Freeman,Colin Hart.......enough to go on with I am exhausted let's see what come up from you old Folkestonians.

Ronnie Day Saturday, 22 December 2018 08:45
To add to this I forgot to mention Janet Rye, her sister posted photos here, Lynn Ewart, I hope she is well and remember saying she was joining the WRACS I think it was back in 1975. I also remember the best record shop in Folkestone and maybe Kent Folkestone Gramophone Company, he told me once that they carried 12,000 singles as stock.

Lynne Sunday, 12 May 2019 16:36
Hi, It's Lynne here, Janet's sister. You're right she did join up in 1975 but in the Queen Alexandra Nursing Corps not the WRACS. She's alive and well and living in Wales now. How did you know Janet?
137) Alan Smith  Male
Location:
SPAIN
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Wednesday, 7 November 2018 03:27 Write a comment

Cristine
Thank you got it now
But my first name is Alan

Christine - site owner Thursday, 8 November 2018 10:44
All fixed now Alan, I only had your e-mail address to get your name from.

P.S. My name is Christine with an ?h? smile
136) Alan Smith  Male
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Sunday, 4 November 2018 21:52 Write a comment

I used to go to the Skating Rink on Saturday mornings.

I was at Brockhill from 1955-56 till 1959 Anybody remember me?

My grandparents ran the Hythe Reporter.

We lived in Palmarsh Crescent next to Godards Dairy.

We had a flat in London

My first job was at the Eclipse Laundry in Hythe,
I remember one boy there had the same Birthday as me, David Blackman I think was his name. He lived at the fishmongers in Hythe.

I remember the Rock Pool Down the Marina in Folkestone. I used to go with Mr Bond my first and best teacher at Brockhill. I also remember Mr Dolton and Mr Setterfield.

All my holidays were spent in Palmash with my gran.
135) Kathrine Langley  Female
Location:
Ashford Kent
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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 04:05 Write a comment

I lived in Cheriton Road from 1956 until 1970, I attended All souls primary and Folkestone Grammar School for Girls 1967 to 1970, I went to Cheriton Baptist Church where I was in the choir, entered the #@*%!ure exams, sunday school etc.

I am trying to make myself a memory book of events and pictures but am having trouble finding photographs so would be very grateful if anyone has any they wouldn't mind sharing with me. I am interested in the uniform of the grammar school - it changed from green when I started to very trendy royal blue suits before I left.

My friend at primary school was Bobby who's parents ran the shoe menders next to Elizabeth's bakers. (now sadly gone).

I returned to Cheriton in 1974 and often spent my lunchtimes in the sunshine caf? so I remember it well.

Barry Willson Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:00
Bobby Dyer

Christine - site owner Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:13
Was Bobby Dyer related to Sheila, Kathleen, Reg, Peter or Ricky Dyer who lived first in Risborough Lines, then in Canada Close? I married Peter in 1963.

Barry Willson Wednesday, 3 April 2019 01:30
Hi Christine, I don’t know if he was related to the other Dyers that you have mentioned. He had an elder brother called David.

Christine Wednesday, 3 April 2019 01:46
Thanks Barry, I suspect they were not related or I would have heard of them. Coincidence that both families lived in Cheriton though.

Lynne Rye Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:11
Hi Kathrine,
Is Langley your maiden name? I lived in St Hilda Road from when I was born in December 1954, attended All Souls primary and went from there the to the Girls' Grammar School. I also went to Cheriton Baptist church. I remember the shoe repair shop and Elizabeth's well
134) Graham Hale 
Location:
Reading, Berks
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Monday, 15 October 2018 23:03 Write a comment

I lived in Folkestone from 1952 until 1961. I moved from Dover when my parents bought a new house in Wear Bay Road. I attended St Nicholas School in Wiltie Gardens. It was a private school with around 90 pupils (it is now a nursery school). I would like to find anybody still residing in the area who attended the school. I left in 1960. I moved to Hythe and attended Brockhill Secondary School in Hythe for a year before I moved with my Father to London. I remember the Head Mistress was Miss Squires (also taught Music), there were teachers called Miss Fry (Taught Art and English) and Miss Williams(Taught us Geography) and Miss Nicholls(taught us French) who lived in the adjacent house to the school. I really enjoyed my time there and learned so much with excellent teachers. We used to go to Radnor Park for sports playing Cricket & Rounders as I remember. I have a school photo taken in the Garden at the rear of the house; I could scan and send this for the site if you think it would be appropriate.

Other memories are the Department stores Bobby's and Plummer's. There was also Rowlands Rock in Tontine Street (I went to school with one of their children).

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Helen Williamson Sunday, 17 February 2019 10:19
I too went to St Nicholas. My name then was Helen Hills. I remember so well the teachers you mention.
Miss Frye gave me tennis lessons and Miss Squire also taught #@*%!ure.
I was so happy there.
I went on to go to Dover Grammar for Girls.
133) Graham Hale 
Location:
Reading, Berks
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Monday, 15 October 2018 23:02 Write a comment

Cont. from previous entry

In the field behind our house there were Roman Remains; I think it was a villa with most of the foundations showing and a natural spring. The land was adjacent to a Pfizers warehouse. I used to go for walks around the harbour watching the Channel Ferries docking. Also my Father used to fish from the breakwater. On the Sea Front there was an Amusement Arcade and a Funicular Railcar which dated back to Victorian Times.

My Grandparents lived in Shorncliffe. My Grandfather was Manager of the Dover Labour Exchange during WW2 and received an MBE from King George for his service there during the War Years. My Father attended the Harvey Grammar School along with his Brother in the 1930,s

I am sure I have more memories of Folkestone. If I can assist in research from the 50's I would be happy to help. I now live in Reading Berkshire; but would like to revisit the town.
132) Alison Manuel  Female
Location:
Auckland, New Zealand
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Thursday, 6 September 2018 22:29 Write a comment

Lived at 18-24 Old High St( Milletts)from 1989-1982, my husband was manager. It looks very different now.
131) Alan Hall  Male
Location:
Chard, Somerset
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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 08:22 Write a comment

Recently discovered this site - and what an excellent site it is too! So - let's see if I can jog a few memories and perhaps hear from some old pals - and neighbours.

1. Schools: Attended All Souls Primary, 1954-1961; Morehall Sec. Mod., 1961 - 1966; Harvey Grammar, 1966 - 1968.

2. Born and raised in the bungalows, Cheriton. Lived there until they were demolished, circa. 1967.

3. During school summer holidays, 1966 - 1968, worked at the Boating Pool near the Rotunda. (Helping people get in & out of boats and other things to 'keep the show on the road'.)

5. Anyone recall Kingsnorth Gardens, 1950 - 1967? My father - Mr. Albert Hall - was the foreman there for that period.

6. I am related to the Bowyer family; my maternal grandmother's sister (surname Austen) lived in Somerset Road, Cheriton (circa mid- 1950's.). I am also related to the Noble Family.

7. And finally, does anyone recall the T.V and Radio repair workshop in Morehall Road, Cheriton? Originally trading under the name of Bayley and Duke. Tony Duke became a very good friend of mine and was the initiator of my life-long career in Radio and Electronics. Sadly, Mr. Bayley died from an accident circa. 1963 and then Tony passed away several years ago. He and I used to be in regular postal correspondence.

And finally - My parents passed away several years ago, and I haven't visited Folkestone since I attended the funeral of my mother, a Mrs. Rose Mary Hall. (Died aged 93 years).
130) Alan Hall  Male
Location:
Chard, Somerset
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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 18:39 Write a comment

Born in 1949; left in 1968. Childhood spent in the bungalows in Cheriton until 1966 when they were demolished. Schools: attended All Souls primary, Morehall Secondary, Harvey Grammar. There a few questions in the Photo Gallery that I can answer, so if anyone would like to enquire, please do so.
And if anyone remembers me (!), please get in contact - thank you.
129) Sue  Female
Location:
Folkestone
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Saturday, 25 August 2018 14:02 Write a comment

Hi - I am trying to find out if anyone else remembers a mosaic floor and well in the hills above hill road, George gurr crescent area. I have strong memories of playing there as a child of about 7 or 8, so I guess around 1956-57. I can't find any reference to it on maps etc so any information would be of interest.

David Stone Sunday, 3 March 2019 21:00
Isn't there a Roman pavillion at East Cliff that was uncovered for a while but later reburied to preserve it?

Christine - Site Owner Monday, 11 March 2019 23:05
There was a large Roman Villa uncovered on the East Cliff in the 1920's, which included a tiled floor. For a while in the early 30's it was open to the public, 4d for adults and 1d for children. Then it was covered up again until recently when it was excavated again, although a lot of it had fallen into the sea. I don't know if it is still open, or if it has been covered again. There is a page on this on my site called Roman Remains.

I haven't heard of a mosaic floor in the hills above Hill Road, unless the Smallpox Hospital had a tiled floor, as that was up there, and would have been demolished by the 50's.
128) graham cann  Male
Location:
lancashire
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Thursday, 23 August 2018 11:50 Write a comment

hi,does anyone remember the sunshine cafe cheriton a haunt for me in my younger days.i went to moorhall school had some good mates then.the corner shop used to sell cigs in a small bag for 10p.i think the head was nick named taz

Alan Hall Wednesday, 29 August 2018 07:37
Graham Cann asked about the Sunshine Cafe in Cheriton: "Does anyone remember it?"

Yes: I do! Spent many a happy evening there with my mates from the bungalows in Cheriton. Distinctly recall listening to the "Who" on the juke box they had there.
At the time, there was a rumour that the two guys who owned and run that place lived in the old Edwardian house that was halfway up the scarp face of the North Downs above West Cheriton. That building caught fire once and was burnt to the ground. I still recall standing in the back garden watching the flames.

graham Saturday, 29 September 2018 12:52
i lived in beachborough road.went out with a girl called jenny i nicknamed her sunshine went out for 3 years in the end she chucked me (i was being a right bas....)still think of her sometimes in those hot pants

graham Friday, 9 November 2018 15:51
any one remember me from morehall sec school
127) Jo Milton  Female
Location:
Southend on Sea
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Friday, 3 August 2018 15:59 Write a comment

The first harbour picture is post 1940 WW2. Part of the clearance of the Beach district has been done, but the remains of bomb damaged South Street where my great grandpa had his shop are still there. I'm not certain how soon after the parachute mine damage occurred that the demolition commenced. My great grandparents had to leave their home because of the damage.
126) George  Male
Location:
Palmarsh
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Monday, 9 July 2018 09:31 Write a comment

Sorry forgot to put Warren In front of Halt.Senor moment.
125) George  Male
Location:
Palmarsh
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Monday, 9 July 2018 09:27 Write a comment

. Hi,Christine,
looking at the Romney Hythe light Railway site today and seeing the one you mention about approaching the Warren,i think you will find this to refers to the halt just before New Romney where there is a halt by the A259 for the visitor centre.It was built a few years ago so folk could use the train as well as car or bus.
I am pretty sure this is called the Halt.Not to be confused with Folkestone
George.
124) Janet  Female
Location:
West Yorkshire
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Monday, 18 June 2018 17:25 Write a comment

The pictures and postcards of Hythe are fascinating - particularly those of the Martello Tower. It was my great grandfather, Arthur James Glock, who first converted it in 1928. I would be very interested to see any additional pictures or documents that you might have. Please may I have a copy of the older photo of the tower?
Thank you
123) David  Male
Location:
North of Watford
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Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:59 Write a comment

Anyone have any memories of Westbrook House School, Athelstan School or Feltonfleet School?

David Tuesday, 29 May 2018 12:34
I was there for a short while in c.1959. Then moved to Cornwall.

David Tuesday, 19 June 2018 04:41
I was there c.1959, who are you?

David Wednesday, 20 June 2018 10:52
I organised the 2007 reunion and aM writing a history of the school. I was there 1964 - 1967 before heading off to Bethany.
122) David  Male
Location:
North of Watford
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Saturday, 21 April 2018 13:59 Write a comment

Anyone have any memories of Westbrook House School, Athelstan School or Feltonfleet School?
121) Kathy Lundy  Female
Location:
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:09 Write a comment

My great uncle, Alfred George Enderby, a gunner with the Canadian Field Artillery was stationed in the Ross Barracks at Shorncliffe Camp during the Spring of 1916. He was enrolled in the School of Musketry in Hythe.

At the moment, I am transcribing his diary that records his impressions of leaving Vancouver, British Columbia, travelling by train across Canada, crossing the North Atlantic on the HMS Missanabbie, and arriving in Plymouth in March of 1916.
He writes in detail about his impressions of Folkestone and the surrounding countryside.
He receives a weekend pass to visit his mother (my great-grandmother) in Leicester. She also comes to visit him on Easter weekend , 1916, and stays at Moore's hotel. They spend time walking around Folkestone.
Uncle Alf was only 25. Sadly, he was killed in action in Belgium in 1917.
120) Susan  Female
Location:
Margate
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Saturday, 27 January 2018 07:08 Write a comment

I went to St. Mary's Convent, no longer there and was a regular at The Acropolis, Archie's, we called it. I went out with Archie for a time, my Dad not happy! Lived in the country, Lyminge, so Folkestone was exotic to me!! Anyone else remember Archie?

Paul Seward Thursday, 1 February 2018 11:51
A very pleasant guy, and his brother Andy.
Their parents were very hard workers. The best place in town to get a salad baguette while admiring the female clientele. The place seemed to be a magnet for the Swedish girls who came over to learn the lingo. Or perhaps it was just the pulling power of the Brunts, Shrubsoles and Warrens of this world.
119) Susan  Female
Location:
Margate
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Saturday, 27 January 2018 07:08 Write a comment

I went to St. Mary's Convent, no longer there and was a regular at The Acropolis, Archie's, we called it. I went out with Archie for a time, my Dad not happy! Lived in the country, Lyminge, so Folkestone was exotic to me!! Anyone else remember Archie?
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