Past activities linked with the Folkestone
Townscape Heritage Initiative

The Roving Exhibition

The exhibition was at Lilford Gallery, displaying previous and ongoing work in the THI area. The final destination will be at the closing reception, donated to the East Kent College.

Guided Walks

The FTHI regularly teamed up with Pavement Pounders and Canterbury Archaeological Trust, as well as local historians, to lead guided walks around the area. Click here to read more about our guided walks

Heritage Interpretations

A heritage interpretation workshop happened in March 2016. An archaeological reconstruction artist produced four pieces that depict Folkestone’s heritage. Heritage Interpretation showcasing the development stage and final images of Dr John Hodgson’s work.

Community Heritage Talks

Talks by Canterbury Archaeological Trust took place at Woodward Hall in Folkestone. The last talk was by Andy Linklater, on the Historic Architecture of Folkestone.

Children’s Guided Walks

The THI has teamed up with the School History Workshop to provide informative ‘treasure trail’ walks for primary schools. Click here to read more about the I SPY walks.

Working with East Kent College

We have worked with East Kent College and local heritage construction industries to provide teaching for students on working on historic properties. This included talks and workshops on Lead, Lime and Stonemasonry.


The Folkestone THI employed two school leavers to work on projects for the initiative.

Our first intern Sam put together the winter newsletter and carried out building recording for our priority properties. Our second intern Francesca has developed postcards and Christmas cards to advertise the town, FTHI area and the Explore Folkestone On Foot walks, and updated this website.

Both have also carried out research for the properties involved in the Living Advent Calendar, as well as attending meetings with the FTHI project manager with various businesses.


Spring 2017
Winter 2016
Spring 2016
Winter 2015
Summer 2015