From Eamon Everall no less:
Hi, you ask for info on Folkestone School of Art , I went there from 1966 to 1967. When i went it was where the multi story car park opposite the junction of [gmap]Alexandra Gardens & Middleburg Square[/gmap], now is. More or less opposite was Gales Cafe & a huge ramshackle pub , now gone. Essentially it was a Foundation (pre-18) Art School preparing students for higher level courses elsewhere although there were also a few local vocational courses in applied arts subject like Graphics, etc. Housed in an odd mix of buildings from a victorian chapel to a georgain town house it was a very lively place which attracted students from across Kent-not too popular with the powers that be tho., due to the Bohemian nature of the students. When I was there the Principal was Gerald Norden a nice old bloke & pretty good painter with a national reputation, he was succeeded by John Everleigh who, tho elderly, is still around & living in the Folkestone area.
Any information like this about any parts of Folkestone that we no longer have are very much appreciated.
Over to you, discussion about anything local, but please be considerate... Folkestone on TV, Kent gigs, find a flatmate, rent a room, news, what' new, local events, for sale, whatever... hmm this kinda slumped a bit didn't it? But it's still here after most of the other johnny-come-latelies gave up again! Folkestone Gerald was here before Folkestone was cool, and it'll still be here after! Probably. Email me if you want to do a deal, pauly @ this domain