Local History Articles
Welcome to the newest page of our local history website. It is intended that this page will be a reference point for local historians who have researched a particular local organisation, building or event. So please contact us if you would like any articles included here.
A big thank you goes to local author, and Britain's formost expert on seaside architecture, Martin Easdown, for providing the first article, and for Alan Taylor, author of many history books on Folkestone for his article about Folkestone's Lifeboat Station, and Eamonn Rooney for his two insights into the 18th century.
Various universities have now started to digitally scan books that are outside of copyright and the following links will take you to them (Please note, you may need the relevant up to date reader software to be able to view these and to get back to our website please click on the "back" arrow on your browser):
Felix's Rambles around Folkestone (a collection of articles reprinted from the Folkestone Herald from 1891-1913)
Walter Jerrold's Folkestone and Dover (date not exactly known but probably early 20th century)
W. H. Harrison's The Fossil Bride - A Legend Of Folkestone (An 1868 collection of poetry)
Matthew Woodward's The Children's Service Book (Published in 1881 and as used in Folkestone Parish Church)
The Bristish History Online website has also published an interesting article on Folkestone's original Priory which no longer is in existance. A link is provided below:
Also the Folkestone Harbour Company has put together a short history of the harbour and cross channel links on their website below: