Folkestone 100: Armistice Centenary
Following four years of WW1 commemorations, Folkestone hosted a busy year of centenary events, including our annual march on Sunday 22 July and David Haig’s play ‘My Boy Jack’ in November 2018.Find out more here
One Woman’s War
During the centenary year of the end of the Great War, Folkestone VAD nurse Dorothy Earnshaw’s friendship album is a moving and intimate record of how the war touched the lives of so many around the world.Uncover Dorothy’s story here
The Mole Cafe Books
Our online harbour canteen visitors’ books are already helping people find long-lost relatives who crossed to the Western Front from Folkestone between 1914 and 1919.Find out more here..
Folkestone's Forgotten Tragedy
It was the centenary of the Tontine Street Air Raid on 25 May 2017. We remember WW1’s largest incident of civilian casualties outside the capital.Read more...
The Step Short Arch
Years of planning, hard work and fundraising came to fruition when the Step Short charity’s impressive commemorative arch on The Leas at Folkestone was craned into position in June 2014.Find out more..
Private TW Sweetheart has been created by Step Short to help young people understand the enormous impact that the First World War had on so many lives. Please note, competition deadline has now passed.Find out more..
Discover personal stories from the Front.Read more..