Ho ho, just read [about [[http://www.dickensworld-shortbreaks.co.uk/ Dickens World](http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s3i19325&rating=1#rating this spoof story]]).
A new 62 million theme park is being built in Chatham Maritime in Kent on a Dickensian theme in the hope of attracting foreign visitors in the same way that Fawlty Towers drew tourists into the Torquay area in the 1980's.
Visitors will be greeted by slack-jawed pickpockets and opium addicted whores and that's just the Folkestone ferry-port.
The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.
Apart from Folkestone not having a working ferry port right now, I'm not so sure...
This is my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years before that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. The site was a lot more dynamic with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I know it was a handy reference for others who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of 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 something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.