puJust like to add my memories of Tofts. Went there throughout the flower power era with the ultra-violet lights and the incense sticks which filled the air. It was open all summer with local groups but of course the big acts we all remember most such as Geno ,Freddy Mack , Amboy Dukes -hey even Bill Haley and Junior Walker. What about that great Geranium Pond and the ska bands such as The Bees. No bar ,but you learned to drink quick in the interval. I think the guy's memory of a 100 capacity was a bit off---I was told it was about 600. Is the building still intact internally or has it changed beyond recognition? I remember Harold and Doris and have still got a lot of the discs they played and it only takes one incense stick to bring it all back.
This is my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and things, and I hear it was a useful reference for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) 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, the name 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 paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.