Tofts and The Hillside Social were Completly different clubs. The Hillside Social was on another part of Grace Hill and closed before the end of the sixties. Tofts went on well into the 70's and later became a disco. Tofts when hosting live bands never served alchohol it had indeed in its basement a 60's style Coffee Bar. I played many times at Tofts and supported Fleetwood Mac, Canned Heat and The Moody Blues there. I believe the Black Sabath gig was at the Art College (now demolished) which was indeed on Bouverie Road opposite the old police station I know for sure Hawkwind played there as well. Hope this is of some interest. Love the sight. Dave Shackle
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but 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 places and things, and I hear it was a useful resource for those who were 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 now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. My name is not Gerald BTW, the name comes from a pretend paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper 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.