Folkestone is famous for being the birth place of William Harvey – the man who understood the circulation of blood in the body. Find out more about him and the rest of Folkestone’s history at the Folkestone Museum. Celebrate our local fishing heritage at the free Folkestone Fishing Museum. We were also the departure point for soldiers during World War One and Danny Boyle’s Pages Of The Sea event was launched from Folkestone beach – Sunny Sands. There’s more WW1 history at the Shorncliffe Military Cemetery. More modern history is the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Channel Tunnel, a massive engineering project that’s certainly had an impact on our town.