A local freesheet reports that Bouverie Place is up for sale. Thirty million apparently, though in the current climate I expect you could easily go in with twenty five million cash.
Same paper also says the secret bunkers under Waterstones are effectively up for grabs - the Guildhall Street store is closing on Valentines day, 14th February. I understood the reason this store was to stay open along with the ex Ottakers store on Sandgate Road was because Waterstones used it as a national storage centre for Important Stuff. There are supposedly serious secure underground storage beneath the shop, some kind of hangover from when this was the town hall, and possible related to the jail cells that I think used to be under there.
Someone correct me if I'm getting this completely wrong...
This is part of my site The Folkestone Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in '04. I had been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get now. This site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar + voting for favourite venues + things, + I know it was a handy resource for those who were thinking of moving here. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is now becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. I am not Gerald by the way, this comes from a pretend newspaper 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 GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to offer, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.