Just a message to promote my recording studio:
It's called Barewires, and is a purpose-built recording studio situated in Monks Horton. The studio was formerly known as Astra Audio and over the years has seen the likes of AC/DC and Wishbone Ash walk through its doors.
The studio is very large, set in its own peaceful garden and hosts a huge array of vintage and modern equipment, from a Hammond B3 with 145 Leslie cabinet to a Kiam grand piano and plenty more.
This is part of my site The Folkestone Gerald that I set up in a fury of excitement when we first moved here in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while previous to that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. This site was updated more frequently with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places + things, and I know it was a useful resource for others who were moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though just a couple of miles) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as Folkestone itself is now becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. I am not Gerald by the way, the name comes from the name of 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 great aren't they? Do contact me if you have something to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.