Here is the article from the Guardian that bigs up Folkestone, "This is an English seaside town that breathes creativity as deeply as it does the saline air that blows in from the Channel" it says here... nice one, lots about Saga founder Roger De Haan's investment, what's it doing to those property prices then..?
A mention in that article also of the new mural at Folkestone Central Station, saw it at the weekend, it's spooky and cool, though I forgot to take a picture. It's bronze hand casts of the people of Folkestone born in every year from 1900 to 2000. The surroundings of the bronze don't quite match up though, looks a bit like a swimming pool.
This is part of my website The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved here sometime in 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 gig calendar and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from 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 get in touch if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.