Get involved with the Folkestone
Townscape Heritage Initiative

The Roving Exhibition

Our exhibition is currently at Lilford Gallery, displaying previous and ongoing work in the THI area.

Guided Walks

The FTHI regularly team up with 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 is planned for March 2016, and will include an archaeological reconstruction artist, who will produce four pieces that depict Folkestone’s heritage.

Community Heritage Talks

Talks by Canterbury Archaeological Trust are taking place at Woodward Hall in Folkestone. The most recent 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.

Construction Training

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

Internships

The Folkestone THI recently 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.