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Monday, 13 August, 2001, 09:11 GMT 10:11 UK
Seaside Stories: Folkestone in pictures
The seafront as seen from Sandgate
harbour
Folkestone harbour: Sailings to France began in 1843, and were finally withdrawn last year.


The Hotel Burstin, dating from the times (not too long ago) when large ships came to Folkestone

seafront
Part of the depressed seafront, a target for redevelopment

amphitheatre
Along the coast, investment has given Folkestone a seafront amphitheatre


Part of the adventure playground


More of the adventure playground

Leas lift
The Victorian Leas Lift. Water is pumped into a tank on the top car, which then swaps place with the bottom car.

The Leas
The Leas, the place to breathe Dickens' "sweet air which will send you to sleep at a moment's notice".

New Metropole
The New Metropole and the Grand Hotel

Caesar's Camp
Caesar's Camp, part of the North Downs, which border the town


Gate 28, and nextdoor Saga

tunnel
Channel Tunnel sidings sit at the foot of the Downs


Le Shuttle operates from here, but the port is now quiet

Turner
Seascape Folkestone by JW Turner

1. The South

2. The North

3. The West

4. The East

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