The forgotten piece of land that fills the void between Quarterhouse, The Old High Street and Grace Hill (otherwise known as Payers Park) is at the moment simply known as a car park, a dumping ground and a short cut you would avoid at night. But plans are in motion to develop this neglected patch into an area that is for the community.
A series of events are due to take place in Payers Park between Saturday 20 July and Sunday 28 July to celebrate the start of this project. Honouring the past, present and future of the park there will be a whole host of activities including an archaeological dig, making bread in a clay oven, live music, outdoor animation screenings and more. The hope is that these events will bring the residents of the Creative Quarter and wider community together and get excited about the rejuvenation of this unkempt park.
Well I did not know it had a name. This covers our birthday weekend, we're planning on heading that way on the Sunday anyway, nice.
This is part of my site The FG that I built in a fury of excitement when we first moved to Folkestone sometime in '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I hear it was a useful reference for those who were thinking of 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 The town is becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. My name is not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.