During the August bank holiday, the last of the summer, BBC cameras followed the police in Southend-on-Sea and Dover and Folkestone as they tried to deal with drinkers who were determined to cause trouble and injury...
Forgot that Drunk and Dangerous was coming up on BBC1, otherwise I would have trailed it here... our beloved town, immortalised on a prime time documentary! Hmm... had heard in the Folkestone Herald that this had been filmed back in the summer. Wasn't just Folkestone, Dover and South End were also featured.
Didn't see anyone we know, none of our regular haunts were featured, and it seemed that at leaset some of the trouble makers were from out of town. Result! Were you in it?
This is my site The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when we first came to Folkestone sometime in '04. I had been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that so I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. This site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events and voting for best venues + things, and I know it was a useful resource for those who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do get in touch if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on the twitter.