I broke into a cold sweat when I saw the TV prog was about my newly adopted hometown, but as it turned out, Folkestone didn't fare too badly compared to Dover, while Southend was portrayed as place to definately avoid after dark! One daylight scene was of an unfamiliar view of the harbour, (propably shot from upstairs at the Bursten) - it looked like a Cornish fishing village and I thought 'thats a nice place - wouldn't mind living there' - 'oh yer... I do'
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first moved here in approximately '04. I'd been a frequent visitor for a few years previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and things, and I know it was a useful resource 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 now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from a pretend paper 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 get in touch if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.