Folkestone Festival and beach
Scenes from the Folkestone harbour festival.
Photos and report by Mike Slocombe, July 2006
FOLKESTONE FESTIVAL SCENES
We arrived in time for Folkestone Festival which took place on 29th July, 2006.
Held in aid of the RNLI and National Coastwatch Institute, the event takes in a Tug of war, a one person barrel pull, a raft race, a trawler race, funfair rides, street markets and a grand firework display (which we missed because we'd cycled off to Hythe by the evening).
Royal George pub on Beach Street, Folkestone.
The handiwork of the Folkestone's Artists' Co-operative.
Majorette type dancers.
Candy floss stall.
Looking out across the harbour.
Chummy's Chippy packs them in.
Crowd on the harbour front.
'Get yer jellied eels 'ere!'
Waiting for the RNLI lifeboat display.
Busy beach scene (I never knew Folkstone had a proper sandy beach!)
Looking out to the harbour.
The curious incident of the identical twin with a bad foot.
Paddling in the c..c..c..cold English Channel. And look! There's another pair of identical twins! (to the right).
Big and proud of it.
Granny has a lager.
Crowds sitting along the harbour front.
Attractive houses facing the harbour.
In the searing heat, business was brisk at Rio's ice cream van.
Intimate crowd for the band.
Deliriously happy drinkers outside the Royal George.