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Unless otherwise stated, our meetings are in the Church Hall of All Souls Church, Cheriton, Folkestone, CT19 4HA, on the first Thursday. Doors open at 7pm, the talk to commence at 7.30.

All members and visitors welcome. A minimum donation of £2 is requested from visitors.

Visitors: if you are interested in taking part in a Zoom meeting please contact to receive a link (7.25 for 7.30 pm for a ZOOM meeting).

All Souls Hall is now open. But please keep checking the website for updates.

LIBRARIES: 10.00 am–4.30 pm Mon–Sat

Folkestone Library is now open. Access to the Heritage Room (containing all the local history material) is by stairs only, and a seat needs to be pre-booked. Structural problems to the building mean no access by lift to the first floor at present.

Most Kent Libraries are open, but best to check on line or by ringing 03000 413131

The microfiche etc (mentioned in the March 2021 Journal) have been deposited in our cupboard in Cheriton Library.


January 6th

ZOOM – Open evening on the theme of “The Ancestor I would most like to meet

February 3rd

HALL – Old Shops of Folkestone Ian Gordon

March 3rd

TEAMS (videoconference) – The Pleasure Gardens Theatre in Folkestone Vince Williams

April 7th

HALL – From Trafalgar to Transvaal Rob Moody

May 5th

ZOOM – Shorncliffe Camp and the activities of its Trust: Chris Shaw

June 9th

VISIT – To Battle of Britain Museum in Hawkinge: ( – Meet up at 10:30 am: £9 for over 60 years, £4 for under 15 years or £10 otherwise – lunch at about 12:30 at No.25 Squadron Mess and Tea Room next door ( for those interested the menu is on the website. Museum address: Aerodrome Road, Hawkinge, Folkestone, Kent CT18 7AG

July 7th

ZOOM – Trade & Occupation sources David Cufley

August 4th

HALL – Folkestone Estate Kevin Harvey

September 1st

ZOOM Folkestone Museum – Darran Cowd (curator)

October 6th

HALLBattle of Britain Memorial in Capel – (name TBC)

November 3rd

HALL – AGM then Documents from other CountriesJanet Defrémont

December 1st

HALL – Christmas Dinner Followed by a QUIZ



Owing to age restrictions on the insurance of drivers, we are no longer able to hire a minibus for trips to Kew.

Occasionally members may drive to Kew and can offer lifts to other members, sharing expenses.

If you are interested, please e-mail



Jenny Watson will arrange walks round Canterbury or London if we let her know where we would like to visit.

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