Properties and events in Folkestone 2017
Properties and events in Folkestone 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
Shorncliffe Garrison - 200 years of Protecting Our Island
Shorncliffe Redoubt, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent
The Shorncliffe Trust will be running guided tours visiting and explaining the evolvement of a military garrison over 200 years. Almost forgotten…
The Shorncliffe Trust will be running guided tours visiting and explaining the evolvement of a military garrison over 200 years. Almost forgotten about and unmarked for over a century, the site has been interpreted and plotted by the Shorncliffe Trust's chairman Christopher Shaw.
The land at Shorncliffe Camp is rich in archaeological remains relating to the military use of the site over some two centuries. The archaeological potential of these remains is high and the overall significance of the site is high. Some archaeological remains are currently under threat and require attention.
As well as the 200 year old redoubt, there are buildings from the Victorian and Edwardian Era (not accessible) but visible from the road. Also WWI practice trenches and a WWII pill box. The tour will include the cemetery as long as there is not an interment in progress.
Along with the tour, the Trust will have various photographs, documents and artefacts so visitors can help interpret the remains.
- Saturday 8 September: Tours 1000, 1200, 1400
- Sunday 9 September: Tour 1100, 1400
Due to the site and manageable numbers booking is required Contact: Susan Law Call: 01278 662084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Booking opens: 1 July 2017 00:00 Booking closes: 8 September 2017 22:00
Due to the nature of the site then it is not suitable for those who are not able bodied. There are uneven paths in the redoubt, some steep slopes and rough uneven ground. It can be very wet and muddy and therefore slippery. Please wear sensible footwear and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions on the day. Please stay with the guide at all times and follow instructions carefully. In the event of bad weather the Trust may have to cancel all or some of these activities as it may not be safe to include them.
Max 15 people per tour/session. The site is still a busy military camp and is fenced off and not accessible, please do not attempt to do so. All visitors should follow rules regarding parking and the road, it is on a busy road so visitors should be aware of traffic at all times. Dogs and children are welcome, dogs on a lead please and clear up after them. Not suitable for very young children or buggies. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions and take photographs.
Military cemetery. It is located at the top of Hospital Hill/West Road, B2063, Junction 12, follow signs for Cheriton Camp. The nearest postcode CT20 3HA. Follow signs to Cemetery. Nearest train station is Folkestone West. Check with local bus companies for stops and timetables.
St. Peter’s Church, Folkestone
St. Peters Church, North Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT19 6AL
St Peter’s Church, consecrated in July 1868, watching over the harbour, was built to bring the Church to the fishing community and East Cliff.…
St Peter’s Church, consecrated in July 1868, watching over the harbour, was built to bring the Church to the fishing community and East Cliff. Included in a last view of England by many soldiers departing during the First World War, St Peter’s was a welcoming view for those who returned and to incoming Belgian refugees. Today it overlooks the re-developing harbour district and continues to watch over the fishing fleet as the boats leave and return to port. The Church plays a central role in the annual Blessing of the Fisheries each June.
This Church of England Church is one of the few remaining traditional Anglo-Catholic Churches in Kent. The first vicar, Fr Charles Joseph Ridsdale, was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement which sought to restore the Church of England to its heritage of Catholic doctrine from the early Church fathers. In 1875, controversy arose in what became known as ‘The Folkestone Ritual Case’. Fr Ridsdale was the first to be prosecuted under the Public Worship Regulations Act 1874. The publicity that the case attracted has ensured the fame of the Church ever since, Many of the features for which the Church was prosecuted are still present, including the ironwork screen and the Stations of the Cross. In the front line of both world wars, the Church is currently repairing damage from the Second World War. A small display showing this work will be a highlight, as for one day, the rich heritage of the Church is open for visits, tours and teas.
- Thursday 6 September: Regular Services Only - Coffee Morning 11 am Mass 12 noon
- Friday 7 September: N/A
- Saturday 8 September: 1000-16.30 for visits, teas and tours
- Sunday 9 September: Regular Services Only: 08.00; 10.30; 18.00
No booking required
Parking is restricted - there maybe limited parking for disabled access etc. depending upon demand
Tour guides are available on our website for use on your phone: http://stpetersfolk.church/virtual-tour-of-st-peters/ Or local guides will be available on the day Ride and Striders for Friends of Kent Churches parituclarly welcome
We are on the top of the East cliff, overlooking the Harbour