Heritage

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.

Renovating Folkestone Harbour – A Labour of Love
The Origins of the Unknown Warrior – The Edith Cavell Carriage
Folkestone Museum – From smugglers to dinosaurs
The Channel Tunnel – Life On The Inside
Folkestone’s Patron Saint – Finding Eanswythe
Rebellion and Renovation – St Peter’s Church, Folkestone
Shorncliffe Heritage – The Birthplace Of The Modern British Army
One of the Oldest Water Lifts in the UK – The Leas Lift
Danny Boyle’s Flagship Beach for Pages of the Sea
A Place of Dynastic Power – St Ethelburga’s Church, Lyminge, nr Folkestone
The First Black British Officer – Walter Tull
Folkestone Fishing Museum – Generations Of Stories

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