Just been trawling youtube.com to see if there's any new Folkestone footage that isn't local kids beating each other up, and there is! Here's some spooky silent footage of the Victorian Channel Tunnel:
This is presumably the one that was abandoned because of fears of the French invading via it.
Read more channel tunnel history on wikipedia...
This is my site The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of enthusiasm when we first moved here in approximately 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 gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and stuff, and I hear it was a useful reference for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, this 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 anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.