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Folkestone Fish-Fest ➤ Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd June 2013 ➤ The Stade and Harbourside Celebrating the finest of locally sourced food, drink, arts and crafts

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mbrace the local seaside culture and enjoy the diversity of locally sourced produce from the area. Learn about different ways to prepare fish for the table or buy and sample new dishes. Enjoy various musical entertainment, religious traditions and maritime heritage.

SATUrdAY, 22nd JUne 11:00 - 22:00

On both days there will be chef demonstrations, the chance to buy and sample great fish dishes and other local foods, visit fantastic craft stalls, listen to a variety of live music, chat to local trawlermen as they demonstrate old and existing traditions.

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The Fish Fest will be raising money for the National Coastwatch institution Folkestone and for St. Peters Church Folkestone (who have been organising the Blessing of the Fisheries since 1895).

Watch seafood being prepared by renowned local chefs Choose freshly prepared food from the Kentish food stalls.

The local fishing community will be showcasing their traditional techniques for making nets and lobster pots. Enjoy local crafts, live music, sea shanties & sea songs, interactive street theatre, family & community activities, literary readings, and much more.

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SUndAY 23rd JUne 10:00 - 17:30

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All the fun of Saturday, plus... Brunch at the food stalls Blessing of the Fisheries 14:45 Gathering at St Peter’s Church, north Street for the procession to the harbour and Stade. Blessing of the Fisheries by the Bishop, followed by a church service and refreshments. Activities on the Stade and harbourside including the Fish Pie Contest will then continue.

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FISH FEST PROGRAMME SATURDAY Correct at time of print.

For updated programme go to www.fish-fest.net 10:00 - 18:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:30 11:50 12:00 12:00 12:30 12:50 13:00 13:00 13:40 13:50 14:00 14:00 14:50 15:00

Comprehensive Exhibition of the maritime Heritage of Folkestone at the JG’s Emporium at the bottom of the Old High Street, with old fishing equipment, model boats and old photographs from Alan F. Taylor’s collection. Lobster pots and nets Local fishermen will be showcasing the art of making lobster pots and nets. Pavement Pounders Walking Tour (free) Gathering at the Seagull Information Point, bottom of the Old High Street. The Tour will last 2 hours, limited to max 30 persons per tour. CHEF DEMO: Steve Barrett, True Briton, Folkestone RNLI Dover Lifeboat will be visiting the Harbour for the public to view. SEA SHANTIES: Tarry Trousers Sea Shanty Choir (Val Noakes Stage) CHEF DEMO: Papas Fish & Chips Takeaway, Folkestone MUSIC: Sick Note Blues (Billy Gale Stage) MUSIC/DANCE: Hell’s Belles (Val Noakes Stage) MUSIC: Gentlemen Of Few (Val Noakes Stage) CHEF DEMO: James Pearce, Blooms, Folkestone MUSIC: Nigel Hobbins & The Dreamlanders (Billy Gale Stage) MUSIC/DANCE: Hell’s Belles (Billy Gale Stage) MUSIC: TBC (Val Noakes Stage) CHEF DEMO: Simon Oakley, Rocksalt, Folkestone MUSIC: Hellfire Orchestra (Billy Gale Stage) MUSIC: Dirty Valentines (Val Noakes Stage) CHEF DEMO: Cai Ap-Bryn, The Wild Food Company

15:30 16:00 16:00 16:00 17:00 17:00 17:00 18:00 18:20 19:40 20:20 21:00

MUSIC/DANCE: Hell’s Belles, Jamie Dams (Val Noakes Stage) CHEF DEMO: Charles Lakin, The Marquis of Alkham MUSIC: Will Varley (Val Noakes Stage) MUSIC: Harbour Horns (Billy Gale Stage) CHEF DEMO: Googies Art Cafe MUSIC: TBC (Val Noakes Stage) MUSIC: MC Kotchin & Band WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT of the cockles competition, at The Mariners Pub MUSIC HEADLINER: Cocos Lovers (Val Noakes Stage) MUSIC: TBC (Val Noakes Stage) MUSIC/DANCE: Hell’s Belles - Bananas (Val Noakes Stage) MUSIC: Famous James & The Monsters (Val Noakes Stage)

SUNDAY Correct at time of print.

For updated programme go to www.fish-fest.net 10:00 - 18:00 11:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 13:10 14:00 14:15 15:00 16:00 16:30

Comprehensive Exhibition of the maritime Heritage of Folkestone See Saturday programme for info. Pavement Pounders Walking Tour (free) See Saturday programme for info. CHEF DEMO: TBC LUNCHTIME JAZZ: With Margo FISH PIE COMPETITION at The Mariners Pub LUNCHTIME JAZZ: Zen Bicycle Band CHEF DEMO: Googies Art Cafe CHOIRS: Shepway Voices, Shepway Primary Singers, Shepway Youth Voices, and the Mission Gospel Choir. BLESSING OF THE FISHERIES 14:45 Gathering at St. Peters Church, North Street. Procession with the Bishop to The Stade followed by a church service. CHEF DEMO: Charles Lakin, The Marquis at Alkham MUSIC: TBC

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Rocksalt at the Fish Fest 2013

At Rocksalt our aim is to cook the best ingredients as simply as possible in order to let the quality of the produce shine through. Our menus are the heart of our operation. We take time and effort to source our ingredients as locally as possible, even growing some of them ourselves. Seasonality and provenance are of the utmost importance. With stunning views over the harbour and out into the English Channel, Rocksalt serves the freshest fish possible caught from the bobbing day boats moored beneath our terrace as well as the best quality meat, bred in the surrounding countryside and marshlands. We want to become an integral part of our environment, and this is why we do our very best to source everything as locally as we can. We are a proud Kentish restaurant and we are surrounded with an abundance of amazing produce, from food and drink to rapeseed oil and butter. Quality, locality, sustainability and provenance are words which really mean something to us at Rocksalt and we do our very best to uphold these values. Our aim is to build an outstanding reputation, become a great P4

local restaurant for local people and carve out a place within Folkestone’s heritage. Fish Fest 2013 is something that we are really pleased to be involved with and is such an exciting thing for Folkestone in general. Our aim is to take what we do within the restaurant out to the festival to showcase the great flavours and ingredients we use on a daily basis. We hope people are going to love our Rocksalt Fish Burger made with locally caught coley, which we smoke on

site, gherkins, crisp lettuce, tartar sauce and a lightly toasted bun! You will find us cooking up a fish burger frenzy all around Kent at various festivals through the summer months! Our new Head Chef Simon Oakley will be joining the chef demo area over the weekend, showcasing some of our delicious dishes from the Rocksalt menu, so make sure you keep a look out for that. We look forward to seeing you all at the festival!

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Annual Summer Ball Friday 5th July 2013 by Hannah O’Donnell

Summer – so we’re told – is here. The sun may have gone into hiding but I know a little place to find some sparkle and shine. The Folkestone Rugby Club’s Annual Summer Ball is a prime excuse to indulge yourself with fine dining, drinking and dance, and for £70 per ticket, you can get a piece of this pie. The summer ball is the highlight of my year, let alone my summer. Eight hours of music, great food and plenty to drink, this is a fantastic black tie event with good friendly people. Don’t feel you have to be a member to attend. This is an occasion to welcome you whether as a rugby fan or not. You’re greeted by a Drinks Reception between 7pm and

7:30pm, although really this is fantastic time to show off your gorgeous outfit, have a drink and meet the people you’ll be sitting with on your table. Tables of ten are available making it perfect for business entertaining, or invite some friends and family. Or treat your partner and come as a couple, joining another table as a lovely opportunity to meet new people. At 7:45pm, everyone is seated for the three course meal, which is so good that even as a literary student I struggle to find words to describe. The Folkestone Rugby Club (and me this year) worked with the head chef Matthew Fewins of Scott Anderson Ltd, who has previously worked at Michelin listed brasseries, to create a mouth-watering three course menu that is worth every penny.

A band will be playing throughout dining, and then a disco afterwards until the early hours. If dancing isn’t your thing, then there will be Dodgems which are free to ride for you to enjoy. If this still isn’t enough to entice you then maybe the theme of ‘Masquerade’ this year will. All the mystery and enchantment is available right on your doorstep, so don’t be the one to miss out. I’ll be there, enjoying the glitz and glamour I know Folkestone is capable of. For only £70, make your midsummer night special. I mean, how often do you get a chance to spoil yourself so completely? For any more details or to book a ticket call The Langhorne Hotel on 01303 257233, or email summerball@ folkestonerugbyclub.co.uk

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Seasonal Recipe Potted Dungeness Shrimps by Simon Oakley (Head Chef @ Rocksalt)

Ingredients: • 500g peeled brown shrimps • 250g unsalted butter diced

4-5 Fishmarket,

• 40g anchovy essence

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• Juice of 1 lemons

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• 1g ground mace

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• A good pinches of cayenne pepper

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• 1 small bay leaf

Serves 6

• Salt and freshly ground white pepper

Method 1. Put the lemon juice, mace, cayenne pepper, bay leaf and anchovy essence into a pan and simmer on a low heat for 1 minute to infuse the spices. 2. Add the butter a little at a time whilst continuously whisking over a low heat, whisk until all the butter is incorporated. 3. Be careful not to over heat or the sauce will split. 4. Add the shrimps and stir well so they are all coated then season with salt and freshly ground white pepper. 5. Fill the desired mould (individual dishes are good) with the shrimp mixture and chill. Remove from the fridge 30 minutes before serving with hot toast. P8

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Sunday 28 th July 10:00 - 12:30 the Sunny Sands Beach, Folkestone

To enter your team, get sponsor forms or for more info, e-mail shane@shanerecord.com OR turn up on the day! All proceeds go to The Church Street Project - providers of creative therapy and therapeutic counselling to children in Shepway (www.churchstreetproject.co.uk) Teams are asked for ÂŁ10 minimum donation. SEE YOU THERE! To a d v e r t is e p l e a s e c a l l : 0 1303 266755 or e-mail: info@eastkenthandbooks.com

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Brands Hatch Hospitality If you fancy doing something exciting this year, why not spend the day at Brands Hatch? With an incredible atmosphere, and a fantastic view of the track, Nally Track & Corporate are offering full days out with the use of their hospitality suite. With the option for a fully inclusive package, which includes circuit and suite admission on the main race day with VIP parking along with catering and a complementary bar, the cost is pleasantly surprising! Nally Track & Corporate has suites in the Brabham-Stewart Centre on the first floor each catering for 24 people. All suites offer excellent views of the circuit and the start/ finish line. Tickets are available to buy per person for the following events: Aston Martin Centenary Meeting. 6th & 7th July: £50 per person. FIA Historic Formula One Championship. 13th & 14th July: £50 per person. British Superbike Championship. 19th – 21st July: £50 per person.

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Folkestone’s Fishing Industry

With the first Folkestone Fish Festival taking place this year, we hear from Alan Taylor with a very interesting history of the local fishing industry. A reference to Folkestone for the year 1565 states; there are 120 inhabited houses, that 70 of the men were fishermen, and that the fishing vessels and boats of all sizes were 25 in number. By 1767 there were 49 fishing boats and 800 men employed in the industry. Hasted 1790: there are now 8 or 10 luggerboats and cutters, employed chiefly in the herring and mackerel fisheries, besides about 30 small-boats employed in the same, and in the catching of plaice, soles, whiting’s, skate, and such kind of fish, in their proper seasons, which altogether do not employ more than between 200 and 300 men and boys, who are under no regulation as a company. The fish are conveyed to the London markets, either by boats, or by expeditious land carriage.

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by Alan Taylor

W.Tiffen 1816: a great number of the inhabitants are engaged in the fishery, which presents a busy scene of industrious activity, especially in the Whiting, Mackerel, and Herring seasons. There are also considerable quantities of Skate, Soles and other flat fish taken here, and some few shell fish. The London Markets derive a considerable portion of their supply particularly of land carriage. A custom formerly prevailed here amongst fishermen of selecting eight of the largest and best Whiting’s out ‘of each boat on its return from fishing; and selling them apart from the rest, in order to raise a fund for the celebration of a feast on Christmas Eve, which they called a “Rumbald.” This practice is now disused, although many of the inhabitants continue to assemble for the celebration of what is conjectured to have originated in the offerings formerly made to the Saint of the name as one of the patrons of fishermen, and their guardian from the “perils of the sea. W.Tiffen 1850: A great number of inhabitants are engaged in the fishery, which presents a busy scene of industrious activity, especially in the Whiting, Mackerel, and Herring seasons: there are also considerable quantities of Soles, Skate, Plaice, Turbot, John-Dory, and other flat fish, taken in the

bay hereabouts, and in Romney Bay. The London markets derive a considerable portion of their supply, particularly of Herring and Whiting’s, from this port; they being rapidly conveyed thither on railway carriages. It has been estimated that to fit for sea, including the nets and materials for fishing, as many vessels as were in that employ from this town in 1765, would, at the present prices, employ a capital of £60,000 to £70,000. Simpson’s Guide, 1872: The mackerel season is a most exciting time at Folkestone, as all can testify who have been there in May and June. The beach behind the Station is crowded with fishermen and their belongings, and three or four boats are out watching. Thousands upon thousands of fish pass by every day, the practised eye of the fishermen easily detects them in the distance. As soon as the word is given, a boat starts out from the shore, dropping a seine net astern as it goes, rows round the fish, enclosing them with the net, then throwing a rope ashore both ends are seized, everybody helps, and in a few minutes there lies on the beach at their feet, a mass of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of struggling mackerel, the imagined by those who only see them as they are brought to their doors. During the season mackerel can be bought for a mere nothing in the town, three and four a penny being often sung in the street.

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Folkestone’s Fishing Industry (cont…)

Royal Institute of Public Health Congress, 1904: The fisheries constitute Folkestone’s most important industry, apart from catering for visitors. Long before railways were introduced, huge waggons used to convey immense quantities of bloaters to London, where they had as high repute as the Folkestone soles and whiting’s have to-day. There were “herring hangs” in every part of the old town, but now all have disappeared. It is estimated that the amount of money earned by the fishermen is not less than £50,000 annually. There are about sixty luggers, and they make a pretty scene when returning the trawling grounds in Dungeness Bay. Smaller boats with large sails are used for cod fishing with hook and line, and also for sprat catching. The return of the fishing fleet is a great attraction for visitors, and there is often an animated scene in the Fish Market in the centre of the old town; but the odour, “the ancient fish-like smell,” is not agreeable to all. Dr. William Harvey, the 16th century son of Folkestone whose work on the circulation of the blood won him a place in medical history, together with

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his brother Sir Eliab Harvey, set up a trust which not only helped to establish a grammar school, but also helped some of the fishermen by buying them boats. The trust abandoned the latter policy in 1858. They had earlier endowed the ‘tan lade’ or tan house. Nets were dipped in ‘Cutch’ to preserve them and on coming out and being dried, they were a tan colour. Fishermen paid 8d to use the tanlade, which dated from the 17th century Types of fishing vessels operating out of Folkestone: The first harbour walls the East & South Piers were built in 1809 from Kentish Rag stone laid diagonally without any mortar. Up until this period and up until the Stade was built in 1860 the fishing luggers were hauled up the beach by a hand capstan. These craft were “clinker-, or clench-, built, a method of constructing wooden boats. The building in which the lower edge of each side plank overlaps the upper edge of the one below it forming what is called a land. The planks usually sand-elm are fastened together with copper rivets consisting of a square nail and a dish shaped washer called a rove. The land is pierced, the nail knocked through from the outside, the rove punched on while the head of the nail is held up by a dolly. The nail cut off just proud of the rove and the cut end clenched over the rove. After the shell planking is assembled, transverse battens of oak, elm or ash, called timbers are steam-bent to fit the internal, concave side. As the timbers are bent in, they are copper riveted to the shell, through the lands of the planking. The keel, stem-post and stern post are usually made of oak. A method called elm on Oak. These craft were called dipping luggers and propelled by lugsails. Many of these boats were built in Folkestone by, W.

R. Golder, Church Street, F. Graves, Lower Sandgate Road, Marsh Thomas Farley, Lower, Sandgate Road, Graves and Mercer, Bellevue Fields, John Boorn, Radnor Street and Mark Redman, The, Stade. After the Stade was built and the luggers could be moored in the harbour and afloat for about 5 hours the fishermen started to change to carvel-built vessels. Carvel built or carvel planking is a method of constructing wooden boats by fixing planks to sawn oak frames so that the planks butt up against each other, edge to edge, gaining support from the frame and forming a smooth hull. Such planking requires caulking between the joints. These vessels were also called dipping luggers and propelled by lugsails. Local builders included: A. Basham, 19 Beach Street, A. Phillips, The Stade, F. Gray, The Stade, L. Sands, The Stade and Thomas Saunders. The fishing industry at Folkestone has declined over the years and today only supports about twenty-four men operating eight boats. This is due to a number of reasons including EU fish regulations and fish quotas and stock licences. Present day

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fishermen come to their work from various parts of the town by car. A far cry from years ago when fishing was the town’s main industry supporting about three hundred men operating up to sixty boats. In those days it was a very close community and most of the fishermen lived within walking distance to the harbour. Most of the fishermen ether lived on the Stade, in East Street, Radnor Street, North Street or Dover Street and many of them very rarely went outside the railway arches. One old fisherman Robert Fagg nicknamed “Jacko” who died on the 5th January 1961 said, “I didn’t know there was a town up here”, he was referring to Hawkinge while being taken for a country drive by Mr Rogers. Jacko told me

that he had seen the sea up to the bottom of the Road of Remembrance when there was a server gale blowing and spring tides. The old fishermen were very superstitious; the colour green was classed as unlucky so they never painted their boats green. They called rabbits Bexhill donkeys and they were also unlucky. When putting to sea they always went out the harbour bow first, it was unlucky to go out stern first. While at sea if a bucket or box accidently got turned upside-down they would throw it over the side because you can’t put fish in an upsidedown box or bucket. They would never go to sea on Friday 13th or take females with them. If fishermen saw a parson he called him a man with his collar back to front, he would turn his head and spit on the ground. Fishermen’s sayings: When putting to sea for a day’s fishing if the crew thought the sea was a bit rough and mentioned it to the skipper, he might reply “the rent man calls today”, the crew would know that meant there was no turning back. Never shed a clout until May’s out. In other words don’t take any jumpers off until the 1st of June. Years gone by there wasn’t weather forecasts, the fishermen would look at the clouds and read the barometer. If there was a mock sun they said it was a sign of southwest wind and rain.

A mock sun is when the sun is shining out two sides of a cloud. An old fisherman by the name of Dick Brice once told me never go to sea in a rotten tanned smock. He said “I remember when I was at sea under sail one of the crew fell overboard, we got the boat hook in his smock, but it tore it because it was rotten and by the time we turned the boat round he had drowned. Methods of fishing: Years gone by when the fishing boats were propelled by sail the most common methods of fishing were long-lining and drift-net fishing. Lone-line fishing required more men in the crew plus bait making it a more costly method of fishing that is the main reason this method is not used today. Trawl nets are the most common method of fishing today, but they were not used so much when the boats were under sail because the trawl needs dragging along the sea bed and they didn’t have the power to do that.

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Folkestone Festival Diary of Events JULY

4th - Northfleet Brass Band Concert

7th - Tilbury Brass Band Concert

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522

4th - Folkestone Festival Boot Fair

11th - The Sea Festival

Radnor Park. Tel: 01303 850522

Boulogne-sur-Mer & Folkestone Tourist Office, Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 003303 21108810

10th-11th - Donkey Derby & Boot Fair

14th - Cranbrook Band Concert

Radnor Park. www.folkestonelions.org.uk/donkeyderby.html

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522

11th - Avenley & Newham Band Concert

17th-21st - War & Peace Revival

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522

RAF Westenhangar. www.warandpeacerevival.co.uk

16th-18th - Folkestone SKA Splash

17th - Charter of Incorporation 700th Anniversary Celebration

18th - Sevenoaks & Tonbridge Concert Band

Folkestone. www.folkestoneskasplash.com

The Leas. Tel: 01303 257946

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522

19th - Princess of Wales Royal Regiment Freedom of Folkestone

21st - Hythe Venetian Fete Royal Military Canal, Hythe. www.hythe-venetianfete.com

Town Centre Folkestone Town Council. Tel: 01303 257946

25th - Kent Police Band Concert

21st - BAE Systems Band Concert

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522 26th - Artmart (crafts, artisan foods etc.) Folkestone Town Centre. Email: Neville@pundole.co.uk

Folkestone Town Centre. Email: Neville@pundole.co.uk SEPTEMBER

28th - Medway Band Concert

1st - Invicta Concert Band

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522 28th - Tai Chi for Healthy Body and Mind Day North Downs Way. Email: anna@pfstaichi.com

The Leas Bandstand. Tel: 01303 850522 20th - Artmart (crafts, artisan foods etc.)

AUGUST

Folkestone Town Centre. Email: Neville@pundole.co.uk

3rd - Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas

21st-22nd - Euro Militaire

Hawkinge Community Centre. www.hawkingecommunitycentre.co.uk

Leas Cliff Hall. www.euromilitaire.co.uk

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30th - Artmart (crafts, artisan foods etc.)

For further information on any of the festival events please see the website www.folkestonefestival.org or call 01303 850522

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Child & Family Photographs

I specialise in family photographs and am particularly skilled at getting the best of children when they are in front of the camera. I have often experienced that special moments are not just taken on special occasions; family photos don't have to be formally posed. A snapshot at a birthday party, a print from a picnic, a shot at the beach or a portrait at home will all evoke special memories to visit time and again. See my website for more details and special offers.

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Pets Corner We love cats! We are huge cat fans and love everything about cats and in particular our own cat Carlo, who we lovingly call Mister Carlo. We love how independent cats are, which makes them a good pet to own, especially if you cannot be at home all day, as they are not as demanding as a dog and can be left for longer periods. Although they need lots of care and love, they sleep for around sixteen hours a day and love to hunt. Cats love to be outside, but they also love nothing more than a warm lap and some fuss, the exception of Carlo who just loves attention all day except when he’s sleeping. Peter Maxted www.petshomesandgardens.co.uk

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A Beginners Guide

Dead Heading and Seed Collecting You will nearly always get more flowers for longer if you can spend some time regularly ‘dead-heading’. That means removing faded flowers to stimulate the development of more flowers, and of new shoots on shrubs and roses.

If the dying flowers are left until they form seed pods, the plant thinks its job is done for the year and it won’t bother to produce any more flowers. However, with many of your plants, which have probably cost a packet from the local garden centre, you may want to leave some of the flowers until seed heads are produced so that you can collect the seeds and grow your own plants next season, saving plenty of money. Try it with plants with quite large seeds to start with, like Marigolds or try Aquilega (Grandmother’s Bonnets) or Foxgloves. When the seed capsules turn brown and start to split, cut them off and spread on paper lined trays until they’re fully dry. Take out the seeds and store in small labelled envelopes until ready for sowing. They may not grow exactly the same in character and quality as the original plants but it’s great fun to watch the results of your efforts spring into life.

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Single And Over 60? This NEW CLUB might be just what you are looking for. Meet new people who are around the same age as you and make new friends.

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Do you feel that life is passing you by and there’s nothing you can do about it? Life is too short at our age to sit at home, alone, week after week, year after year staring at the box wishing that you had someone to socialise with. Well, with this new club, that will never, ever be a problem! On the agenda are theatre trips, quizzes, dinners, dances, walks, concerts, pub lunches, plays and shows, visits to the cinema, day trips to places of interest, barbecues, holidays and quite a bit more. To a d v e r t is e p l e a s e c a l l : 0 1303 266755 or e-mail: info@eastkenthandbooks.com

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On Your Plot - Expand Your Horizons Summer, sunshine and strawberries, June is a truly wonderful month! In this time of plentiful growth we take a look at making the most of your waste clippings by turning them into lovely rich compost to use next year, and also how to make the most of every inch of your space. Jobs for June:Take off the side shoots from tomato plants to avoid them becoming too bushy and overburdened with fruit. Water regularly. Garlic that was planted in the autumn should be maturing now. Lift when the leaves start to shrivel and leave to dry in a warm spot. Keep planting - the moist soil, higher temperatures and long days are ideal growing conditions. French beans, courgettes and salad crops can all be sown now. Watch out for pests! Think about protecting brassicas before caterpillars start to become a problem. Every year it amazes me how the plants respond so dramatically to the arrival of the warm weather. Anything sown or planted out in May seems to positively leap out of the ground and shoot skywards, in many cases quickly catching up with earlier sowings! Of course the lawn is no exception and if you don’t P28

already have a composting system in place then why not set one up now and make use of some of those endless grass clippings? Ideally you want to have two (or even three) compost bins so that when one is ready to use for the garden you have another filling up and rotting down. You can buy all sorts of nifty looking, readymade, compost bins - some even have clever devices that make it easy to turn the whole bin to help the waste break down - but you don’t need anything fancy. You can just start a compost heap in an out of the way corner, enclosing it with old pallets, or wire mesh wrapped around four stakes if you want to keep it looking a little neater. So what should you compost? Well any dead organic matter will decompose naturally but you should aim for a good mix of ‘green’ and ‘brown’ ingredients. Lawn trimmings, veg leaves and peelings provide the green element and you should add a reasonable balance of brown items such as shredded paper, straw, eggshells and even the contents of your vacuum cleaner bag. Turning the heap occasionally will accelerate the breakdown and covering with an old carpet when it is full will also help. Leave for several months and you should have some great compost! There are some special offers on www.nwleics.gov.uk, under recycling, for composters. June is also the time of year when it is easy to start to run out of space on your plot. Everything puts on amazing

growth spurts and you are suddenly left wondering where you are going to plant out those tomatoes that you’ve been nurturing in the greenhouse, or finding you’ve no room for the cabbages that you’d like to be eating later in the year. Time to expand your horizons and make full use of containers and of your borders. Look at the different varieties of lettuce and salad crops - many of these, along with cabbages, can add a splash of decorative, coloured foliage to your borders (and be eaten too!!!). Grow bags are wonderful for crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers. They’ll be happy in a sunny spot on your patio but do remember to water and feed regularly. Larger pots can house courgettes and pumpkins, with the exotic looking flowers adding a bright splash of colour. Even hanging baskets can get in on the ‘grow your own act!’ Look for suitable strawberries or tomatoes and you could be treated to a bumper crop of luscious fruit tumbling down from above.

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Local Clubs & Societies Please note that due to the popularity of this page, we are asking you to renew your details, to ensure that all of the information we include within the handbook is correct for our readers, and that all clubs and societies listed continue to operate. If your local club or society is not listed below, and you would like it to be, please email details (a maximum of 50 words per club/ society please) to: content@eastkenthandbooks. com. In order to make sure your entry is accurate, we are not accepting details by phone for the local clubs and societies section. Below is a shortened list of current clubs and societies, with the full feature returning in the next edition.

Arthritis Aware A friendly support and social group for people with arthritis which meets on 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month from 10am to 12pm in the United Reformed Church, Hythe. 01303 266673

Citizens Advice Bureau The Citizens Advice Service provides advice on your rights and responsibilities. The service is free, independent, confidential and impartial. Full details of opening times can be found on our website or at the drop-in centre at Hythe Bay Children’s Centre. Shepway CAB is a charity. www.shepwaycab.co.uk Adviceline: 0844 499 4118

Exercise through Movement and Dance Classes Monday evenings, 7.15pm – 8.15pm, at Salvation Army Hall, Hythe. £3 per night. 01303 892946

Folkestone and District Family History Society First Thursday of the month, 7pm, at Radnor Park Community Centre, Folkestone. www.folkfhs.org.uk, Contact: The Chairman Alan F. Taylor on 01303 252567.

Folkestone Big Band Appreciation Society Meet every 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 2 to 4 pm. A warm welcome awaits like-minded enthusiasts. Contact Tony Pettitt (Sec.) on 07798 773590 for further information.

Folkestone Decorative and Fine Arts Society (FDFAS)

www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk 01304 853503 (Pauline Bateson)

Folkestone & Hythe Operatic and Dramatic Society (FHODS) The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone. For show information, please visit the website or call the box office. www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk 01303 223925 (Box Office) To hire theatre and function area for parties etc: 07711 710952 (Peter)

Friends of Oaklands Health Centre Coffee Morning First Monday of the month, 10am – 11.30am, in the Randall Davis Room (1st Floor), Oaklands Health Centre. Come and join us for a friendly chat.

Hythe and District Gardeners Association First Tuesday of each month, 7.30pm, at St Johns Ambulance Hall, Albert Lane, which runs at the side of The Hope Inn off Stade Street. £5 subscription per year. 01303 262171 / 01303 260827 / 01303 265927

Hythe and Romney Marsh Lions Club Second Monday of the month at Red Lion Pub, Hythe. Fundraising for local charities. 01303 267392 (Margaret)

Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club Marine Parade, Hythe. www.hssc.net 01303 265178

Hythe Bay Children’s Centre (within the grounds of Hythe Bay School but open to all) Cinque Ports Avenue, Hythe CT21 6HS 01303 267802 We run a wide range of groups, courses and other services within the centre; including Adult Education, Groups for Parents and Children, Midwife & Health Visitor Surgery and Citizen’s Advice Bureau, as well as a Community Cafe on a Friday afternoon. Everyone is made welcome. For full details, visit www.eastkenthandbooks.com or call The Children’s Centre on 01303 267802

Hythe Bowling Club

Third Thursday of the month, 2pm for 2.15pm, at The Tower Theatre (home of FHODS), Shorncliffe. Guests/prospective members welcome, £5. www.nadfaskentarea.org.uk folkestone@nadfaskentarea.org.uk P32

Folkestone, Hythe and Dover Wildlife Group

Ladies Walk, Hythe. New members always welcome. Coaching available. Please contact the Membership Secretary. Tel.01303 269821

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Hythe Book Club

Lympne WI

Third Thursday of every month, 7.30pm, at The Red Lion, Hythe. Hythe Farmers Market Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, 10am – 12pm, in the Methodist Chuch Hall, Church Street, Hythe. 01303 266118 / 01303 268715

Second Thursday in the month, 2pm, at Lympne Village Hall. Everyone welcome. 01303 230855 (Julie)

Hythe Flower Club

Interested in Flowers? Demonstrations, Workshops, Social Events, Friendship and Fun. Hythe Flower Club meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 for 7.30pm at the United Reformed Church, East Street, Hythe (except Jan when there’s no meeting). Interested? Come along to a meeting or e-mail thekats49@gmail.com for details. New members are very welcome. Yearly subs are £22 or £5 for visitors.

Hythe St John Ambulance Cadets

Wednesday evenings, 6.30pm – 8pm, at St John Hall, Albert Lane. For aged 10 – 16 years. All new and renewing members welcome. 07813 606157 (Grahame Bredbere) 01303 269689 (St John Hall, on Wednesday evenings)

Jive/Swing Dance Classes

Every Monday Southcliff Hotel, 22-26 The Leas, Folkestone 7.30-8.30pm class, 8.30-9.30 music, £5 inclusive Friendly dance class, large dance floor & great vintage music. Established in Folkestone since 2008, jive/swing dance teacher with 15 years experience teaching. Contact: 07540 080 224 revboogie@hotmail.co.uk

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Mature Movers – Fitness for the 50 Plus Get fit with choreographed movement to music. A well balanced programme of low impact exercises (no floor work involved). Come and have fun while improving and maintaining your mobility. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am – 11.30am, at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone. £4 01303 261876 (Vera Neaves)

Redoubt Sailing Club At Nickolls Lake, West Hythe. Racing and free sailing (non racing) all year round. Adult and Children’s training. 01303 260512 (Rob Purvis, Membership Secretary)

Saltwood Choral Society Wednesday evenings, 7.15pm – 9pm, at Saltwood Primary School, Grange Road, Saltwood. We have a wide and varied repertoire: oratorio, anthems, the Mass, folk songs, Gilbert and Sullivan and works from modern composers. We welcome new members in all sections, and particularly tenors and basses. 01303 237992

Shepway Open Forum for Mental Health (SWOF) Gives the opportunity for people who have, or have had, mental health needs a chance to meet others, make friends and have a say in the way Mental Health Services are delivered. To find out more contact: Telephone: 01303 850856 or 07902 804733 Email: shepwayopenforum@gmail.com

South Kent Multiple Sclerosis Society Local support for all those whose lives are affected by MS. www.mssociety.org.uk/branches/ kent/south_east_kent sekentmssociety@hotmail.co.uk 08453 970543

Umbrella Club of Hythe Are you feeling lonely or just need a chat? Then why not visit the Hythe Methodist Church Hall on Mondays from 2pm – 4pm and Thursdays from 12.20pm – 4pm. Everyone welcome.

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Useful Numbers Churches

Hawkinge & Elham Valley Area:

Folkestone Area: All Souls Church Cheriton High Street - 01303 270604 Rector: David de Verny, Cheriton Rectory, Ashley Avenue, Cheriton CT19 4PX Baha’i Faith - 01303 243907 Cheriton Baptist Church Quested Road - 01303 278717 Christ Embassy Folkestone Loveworld Conference Centre Cheriton High Street - 01303 270970 Folkestone Baptist Church Hill Road - 01303 252259 Folkestone Methodist Church 155 Sandgate Rd - 01303 252542 Harbour Community Church Harvey Street - 01303 211732 Holy Trinity Church Sandgate Road - 01303 256040 Life Church Bowles Well Gardens - 01303 240033 Our Lady Help of Christians and St Aloysius Guildhall Street - 01303 252823 South Kent Community Church Bouverie Road West - 01303 251155 St John the Baptist Church St John’s Church Road - 01303 246422 St Joseph’s Church 2 Ashley Avenue - 01303 275402 St Martin’s Church Horn Street - 01303 270604 Rector: David de Verny, Cheriton Rectory, Ashley Avenue, Cheriton CT19 4PX St Mary and St Eanswythe Church Priory Gardens - 01303 252947 St Peter’s Church East Cliff - 01303 254472 St. Saviour’s Church - 01303 254686 The Salvation Army Canterbury Road - 01303 251379 The Society of Friends (Quakers) Rainbow Centre 69 Sandgate Road - 01303 220459 United Reform Church Castle Hill Avenue - 01303 268621

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Please note there are active websites for news and events for churches in the local area, including: www.elhamchurches.com www.barhamdownschurches.org.uk

Barham Downs Group:

St John the Baptist Barham St Mary the Virgin Bishopsbourne St Giles Kingston St Margaret of Antioch Womanswold - 01227 831340 www.barhamdownschurches.org.uk

Hawkinge Baptist Church:

Hawkinge Community Centre Minister: Alison Boddington - 07584 062866 Secretary: Ann Usher - 01303 891450 St Mary Magdalene Denton - 01303 840219 St Mary the Virgin Elham - 01303 840219 St Lukes Hawkinge - 01303 892369

Chemists

Folkestone Area: The Central Pharmacy 104 Cheriton Road - 01303 254427 Guildhall Pharmacy 110 Guidhall Street - 01303 259414 McCardle Pharmacy 41 Canterbury Road - 01303 251511 Lloyds Pharmacy 114 Sandgate Road - 01303 254383 Paydens 38 Cheriton High Street - 01303 275625

Hawkinge & Elham Valley Area:

Hawkinge Pharmacy 97 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge CT18 7BS - 01303 892283 Lyminge Pharmacy 21 Station Road Lyminge CT18 8HQ - 01303 862425

Doctors Surgeries Folkestone Area:

Park Farm Surgery 1 Alder Road - 01303 851021 The New Surgery 128 Canterbury Road - 01303 243516

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Central Surgery 86 Cheriton Road - 01303 220707 Whitehouse Surgery 1 Cheriton High Street - 01303 275434 The Manor Clinic 31 Manor Road - 01303 851122 Guildhall Street Surgery 67-69 Guildhall Street - 01303 851411

Hawkinge & Elham Valley Area: The Elham Surgery Old Road, Elham CT4 6UH - 01303 840213 The Hawkinge Health Centre 74 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge CT18 7BP - 01303 892434 The Surgery Church Road, Lyminge CT18 7BP - 01303 862109 PALS: Patient Advice & Liaison Service - 0800 085 6606

Emergency Numbers

Gas Emergency 0800 111999 Kent County Council 08458 247247 Electricity Power Loss 0800 783 88 66 Police Station 101 Water Leakline 0800 7311 933

Helplines Alcoholics Anonymous 08457 697555 Al-Anon (for families of alcoholics) 0207 4030888 Anti-Social Behaviour Reporting 01303 660747 Childline 0800 1111 Crime Prevention Advice 01303 896336 Dentaline 01634 890300 Frank (Drugs Helpline) 0800 776600 Kent Crimestoppers 0800 555111 Mental Health Helpline 0800 1070160 National Domestic Violence 0808 2000 47 Stop Smoking Service 0800 849 4444 Samaritans 01303 255 000

Hospitals

Kent & Canterbury 01227 766877 Maidstone 0845 155 1000 Royal Victoria Hospital Folkestone 01303 850202 William Harvey Hospital Ashford 01233 633331 NHS Direct 08 45 46 47

Taxis

Folkestone Taxis 01303 252000 JJ Taxis 01303 244442

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Emerald Electrical Services (SE) Ltd Local Company for peace of mind 352 Cheriton Road, Folkestone, CT19 4DS

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The Marquis at Alkham

Just 3 miles from Folkestone - in the Area of outstanding natural beauty that is the Alkham Valley is a strikingly contemporary restaurant with rooms, The Marquis at Alkham. The product of a major renovation in 2008, what was once the village’s pub, The Marquis of Granby. It has since been awarded many and varied awards including 3 AA rosettes for the dining experience and 5 stars for our accommodation from the AA guide.

produced a sparkling wine of great quality which perfectly matches the cuisine from the same terroir. And guess what? This local delight is available exclusively to buy at the Marquis. So come over and enjoy a glass to start a meal - perhaps take a bottle home with you.

Space, light, fine furnishings and beautiful fabrics - the opportunity to fine tune every detail hasn’t been missed. Our latest venture is the addition of a vineyard a short stroll from the restaurant. Our sparkling wine - bottled by Chapel Down vineyards - is taking everyone by surprise. In perhaps the closest British vineyard to France, we have To a d v e r t is e p l e a s e c a l l : 0 1303 266755 or e-mail: info@eastkenthandbooks.com

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Folkestone Artworks

Folkestone Artworks is the collection of works originally commissioned by the Creative Foundation for the Folkestone Triennial that are now on permanent display in public spaces around the town. The collection now boasts 16 high calibre artworks by an impressive array of young, emerging talent as well as more established artists. Folkestone Artworks includes work by artists as celebrated as Turner Prize nominee Tracey Emin, whose seven-part sculpture Baby Things is a tender, subtle yet poignant response to her perception of the prevalence of teenage pregnancies in the town. 2007 Turner Prize winner Mark Wallinger’s ‘Folk Stones’ with its 19,240 numbered stones, the exact number of soldiers killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916, can be found close to the Leas Cliff Hall. The collection even includes a dog’s

play park, Pae White’s Barking Rocks, situated just off The Leas in Pleydell Gardens. Finally, internationally acclaimed Kent-based artist Hamish Fulton has created a metal sign at the Harbour area, mapping the 31 water-related walks he has made from coast to coast, river to river, coast to river, across the British Isles and Western Europe over his 40-year career. For more information on Folkestone Artworks go to www.folkestoneartworks.org.uk or pick up a map from selected points around town and enjoy one of the best collections of contemporary art in open spaces in Britain!

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Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2013 Ever wondered what’s going on behind the scenes at the Creative Quarter properties? Have you ever wondered what the artists’ studios, shops, galleries and flats of the area look like? Would you like to meet the people who live, work, create and study in the area? This weekend some of the Creative Quarter tenants will open their doors to you and tell you how it feels being part of a vibrant and ever growing community of creative people at this part of the town. For more information on the weekend go to www.creativequarterfolkestone.com and check for updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages. P38

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