Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Folkestone!

FG ≫ 2006 ≫ Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Folkestone!

No not a headline from the Herald, but a new book by Martin Easdown and Linda Sage1, sounds great! I think it's new anyway, and not yet actually published...

Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths Around Folkestone1 takes the reader on a sinister journey through the annals of crime in Folkestone, Hythe and the surrounding area. Along the way we meet villains, murderers and victims of many kinds, including cut-throat soldiers, a "baby farmer", a Jack the Ripper imposter, two inexplicable suicides and five individuals who died violent deaths in the "House of Horror". There is no shortage of harrowing and revealing incidents of evil to recount, many of which will be unfamiliar to the reader. Infant murders were once so rife in Folkestone it was termed the "infanticide capital of Kent'". This fascinating book recalls many such grisly events, as well as sad or unsavoury individuals who have darkened this otherwise plasant corner of the Garden of England.

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This is my site The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when I first came to Folkestone sometime in 2004. I'd 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 favourite places and things, + I hear it was a useful resource for others who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much love as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was just about to. I am not Gerald BTW, this comes from the name of a pretend paper in an episode of The Day Today or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, + how there is a local paper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do get in touch if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.