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Does anyone know anything about the Princes Hotel, Radnor (Executive) Club, Folkestone Trained Nurses' Institute, Athelstan School, Feltonfleet School and does anyone have any pictures/correspondence links to where I can lay my hands on historical stuff on either/both of them?
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RE: Vanished businesses

Feltonfleet moved to Cobham, Surrey after moving from Folkestone and pupils were evacuated during the war to Perrott Hill in Crewkerne, Somerset. After the war, the school moved back to the existing site in Surrey and is very much thriving now as a co-educational prep school for pupils between the ages of 3 and 13. The School has an active Former Pupils Association and if you would like further details, do please email the school office@feltonfleet.co.uk and they can forward your details to Peter Colbourne-Baber who heads the FPA and as a former pupil himself has also done a great deal of research into the history of the school, which recently celebrated its centenary. The school website feltonfleet.co.uk provides lots of information about the school and we welcome visits from former pupils.

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Radnor Club postcard

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Someone sold a postcard here of The Radnor Club, for £22 recently. Unfortunately the picture of isn't loading...

RADNOR CLUB, CHRISTCHURCH, FOLKESTONE. KENT

Postally used 1913. Real photo Radnor club, Christchurch, Folkestone, Kent, minor corner creasing. Nice card.


Does that mean "Christchurch Road" do you think? That's where The Happy Frenchman is now, so was that The Radnor Club? Or was it at the end of the road, on the corner, where that building is up for sale right now?
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RE: Radnor Club postcard

The Radnor Club was on the corner of Sandgate Road and Christchurch Road, it's now something to do with old people.
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Cheers, did you see the picture on westcliffshades.co.uk?

westcliffshades.co.uk has a picture of it, that looks to me to be the building I mentioned that seems to be up for sale right now - is there still a club of some sorts in there?
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The Executive Club / West Cliff Shades / The Happy Frenchman

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This history of West Cliff Shades, which seems to have been turned into The Happy Frenchman, and from the description that goes with their picture (which must be quoted from the original picture source) seems to indicate that The Happy Frenchman [em]is[/em] "The Executive Club" / "The Radnor Club". What do you think?

The Frenchman is currently closed "for the forseeable future" because of a fire, it's undergoing a big refitting, I am not expecting it to reopen as the same kind of pub.
20 Sep :: :: Comment / reply

West Cliff Shades

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Loads of history of West Cliff Shades (now The Happy Frenchman, but for how much longer..?) at westcliffshades.co.uk, what a great site.
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Folkestone and its neighbourhood by S. J. Mackie

One resource that seems invaluable in Folkestone history terms would seem to be [abe=mackie folkestone neighbourhood]A Descriptive and Historical Account of Folkestone and Its Neighbourhood, with Gleanings from the Municipal Records[/abe], quite a mouth full, usually referred to as just [abe=mackie folkestone neighbourhood]Mackie[/abe] (or [abe=mackie folkestone neighbourhood]Folkestone and its neighbourhood[/abe]. That has a mention of The Radnor Club, on page 97, this index to it says so...

I've found this research quite fascinating, I didn't realise how easy it would be to [abe=mackie folkestone neighbourhood]get a copy of the long out of print Mackie[/abe], I'm getting one.
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RE: Folkestone and its neighbourhood by S. J. Mackie


hI,
i READ YOUR MESSAGE ABOUT GETTING "EASY" GETTING A COPY OF "mackie". i'M ONLY INTERESTED IN pAGE 152 REF "coldham".

Did you obtain it, and if so, could you guide me as to how i could obtain a copy, ideally at a low price.

With many thanks

Gerard Coldham
gjcoldham@yahoo.com
1st feb 2008
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One resource that seems invaluable in Folkestone history terms would seem to be A Descriptive and Historical Account of Folkestone and Its Neighbourhood, with Gleanings from the Municipal Records, quite a mouth full, usually referred to as just Mackie (or Folkestone and its neighbourhood. That has a mention of The Radnor Club, on page 97, this index to it says so...

I've found this research quite fascinating, I didn't realise how easy it would be to get a copy of the long out of print Mackie, I'm getting one.

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RE: Folkestone and its neighbourhood by S. J. Mackie

I don't know about the "low price" bit, but it's easy to [abe=mackie+folkestone]get one from ABE Books[/abe], it'll cost up to one hundred pounds, though [abe=mackie+folkestone]there's one here for less[/abe]. I didn't yet buy one, even though I said two years ago that I definitely would. I'm still looking out for one on ebay, if I find one I'll certainly post here on the forum. Good luck tracking one down.
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The Crowe / Larken collection

There's a reference to The Radnor Club here in this catalogue, possibly it's a photograph you could see at the library... Ah, there is also
UKC/CROWEBIO : F191887
1 file containing details of spiritualism including a list of rules to be observed at seances and other copied extracts including [abe=sights and sounds henry spicer]"Sights and Sounds" by Henry Spicer[/abe], a copy of [abe=the spirit world 1853]"The Spirit World" from May 1853[/abe], a list of members of The Radnor Club, Folkestone and many other articles.
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Feltonfleet School

Does anyone know anything about the Princes Hotel, Radnor (Executive) Club, Folkestone Trained Nurses' Institute, Athelstan School, Feltonfleet School and does anyone have any pictures/correspondence links to where I can lay my hands on historical stuff on either/both of them?

There's a Princes Hotel in Eastbourne and a Princes Marine Hotel in Hove, both a bit far to be of any use though. There is a Princes Parade in Hythe, if that might be a clue... What info do you have on any of these businesses / institutions already?

I see your post on family-tree.co.uk, where were these schools then? Were any of them on Earls Avenue? What was the name of the school that was where "Old School Court" (flats) is now? Or where you on The Leas where The Southcliff Hotel is now?

I see some responses to a question (your question?) on Yahoo Answers:

What happened to Feltonfleet School in Folkestone?

Feltonfleet School was founded in 1903 in Folkestone and remained there until 1916 when it moved to Surrey. However, my father attended the school in 1932, but according to feltonfleet.co.uk the school didn't exist in Folkestone at that time. In 1944 the school was demolished by a V1 and the destruction was reported in the local paper. What's going on?
Additional Details 4 weeks ago
Claude Counsell was head of Feltonfleet School and remained in Folkestone after the school had been destroyed. He owned the site and that of Athelstan School which was next door.
Perrott Hill School - History of Perrott Hill School
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One such school was Feltonfleet—normally based in Surrey—who were evacuated to ... Despite some inevitable alterations, the house largely retained its manor ...

However the site is not working:
perrotthill.somerset.sch.uk...


What are you doing with all this info? Are you working on a book or is it all for oldwestbrookians.cjb.net?
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RE: Feltonfleet School

All this if for a new book on the history of Westbrook House School from 1957 - 2005. It will of necessity include its amalgamations with Riverdale School/ Dover College Junior School and St Mary's Convent. The website is a talking shop where interested parties can find their contemporaries and snippets of info gleaned from sites such as yours (which is great!).
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Paul Clarke's blog - I live and work in Seabrook near Folkestone, Kent. married to The wife and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a web dev, and I do js, node, php, and ruby. I like Folkestone Gerald, pubs, restaurants, home automation, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, time travel, stained glass...

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