FOLKESTONE SPORTS CENTER
The Folkestone sports center was opened in 1969 by princess Anne, god i was 7 then. Anyway its now 34 years old and it needs major investment, this they say will happen in the next few years. Saying that its still a great place to go. facilaties include a large heated swimming pool, 9 hole pitch and putt golf, dry ski slope, 4 squash courts, 6 tennis courts and a very large main sports hall. There is also a very nice pub with live music on fri and sat nights. Most equipment can be hired at the sports center.
I got up early just to take these few photos of the sun comming up over Folkestone, when its clear and bright especially in the winter months you can take some great photos from this part of Folkestone
This is a view of Folkeston's inner harbour where all the boats are moored, there has been talk for years now about a luxury marina being built but i think that would spoil the beauty of Folkestone harbour, to the left of the photo shows the old coast guard tower which is no longer in use
As Folkestone is the largest town in the borough of Shepway and has the most shops, it is hard not to go there most every week.
Whether it is to visit the supermarkets at Park Farm or the shops in George Street.
Old Folkestone is a marvel of small streets (although until recently quite run down) and is almost hidden behind the grey concrete *** they put up more recently.
"Harbour & Railway"
Over the years the harbour has become more run down and is now a glorified lorry park.
Once the ferry services stopped the harbout took a turn for the worst. Every year, we read of another rescue plan, and at the time of writing in July 14th 2008, there is another supposed rescue at hand.
Sadly, there are plans afoot to knock down the railway arches that carried the rail line down from the nainline to the harbour station. In the old days of steam trains would cross the channel aboard the steamers.
This year, 2008, we have an arts festival running with artist installations across the town.
See http://www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk/ for more details.