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History and "history" related stuff, including venues, pubbing, gigs and blog posts about history. If you have anything to offer regarding history that I have not covered here, please chip in. Particularly if you have anything to offer regarding local pubs or other places, home automation history experiments, homebrew, ale, or appley goodness. Thank you.

This is my blog, so if you search here for pubs or other places it will only return history pubbing / venues I have been to or plan to go to. It will hopefully return those anyway...If you want a more broader search please try history on Folkestone Gerald, where I list national and even international places...

New Cross Venue Clifton Rise, New Cross, London SE14

Folkestone People's History Centre 67 Old High Street, Folkestone, Kent

Chicago Rock Cafe 4 Vannes Parade, Fareham, Hampshire PO16 0BX 01329 828803

Thomas Ingoldsby (Wetherspoons) 5-9 Burgate, Canterbury, Kent CT1 2HG

the borderline 16 manette street, london w1d 4ar 020 7734 5547

Samson @ Leas Cliff Hall [Saturday 24 September 1977]

Suede @ Folkestone Metronome [Tuesday 19 May 1992]

The Stranglers @ Leas Cliff Hall [Monday 13 December 1993]

Clarke Family Tree [Thursday 9 January 2003]

welcome to the board First ever post on this site, welcome to my "new" genealogy site... [Thursday 9 January 2003]

Ada Maria Clarke [Thursday 23 January 2003]

Yes we are in the UK [Friday 24 January 2003]

Ada Maria Clarke [Tuesday 28 January 2003]

Ada Clarke's grave [Saturday 1 February 2003]

that picture [Friday 7 February 2003]

alma clark [Monday 7 April 2003]

That's probably Woolwich [Monday 7 April 2003]

clark [Tuesday 8 April 2003]

clark [Tuesday 8 April 2003]

Sorry, I had a quick search [Tuesday 8 April 2003]

Natural History Museum [Thursday 14 August 2003]

Some links to add to popex when it's back [Thursday 14 August 2003]

Gedcom.pm [Tuesday 28 October 2003]

Mahon Family Tree [Wednesday 29 October 2003]

Subterranea Brittanica [Wednesday 12 November 2003]

Charles Valentine & Ada Maria Clarke [Thursday 15 January 2004]

Encyclopedia Titanica [Monday 19 January 2004]

Essential Suede [Friday 6 February 2004]

A quarter of commuters have found love in the tube [Tuesday 17 February 2004]

Updated Folkestone gig history [Thursday 19 February 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Thursday 19 February 2004]

Good work fact man! [Friday 20 February 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Monday 23 February 2004]

Cheers for that! [Monday 23 February 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Sunday 21 March 2004]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Friday 26 March 2004]

1901 Census [Monday 28 June 2004]

Folkestone and District Family History Society [Monday 28 June 2004]

None that I am aware of at this moment in time.
Regards, Bazzer
[Tuesday 27 July 2004]

BBC - Kent History - Titanic Lives [Monday 27 September 2004]

Folkestone RestauRANTS [Sunday 31 October 2004]

Expose Club [Tuesday 4 January 2005]

Expose Club = Penny Theatre [Tuesday 4 January 2005]

Cream 1967 [Tuesday 11 January 2005]

Tofts did move [Tuesday 11 January 2005]

Clubs in Folkestone [Sunday 23 January 2005]

Very helpful Sal [Tuesday 25 January 2005]

Flaminco? [Wednesday 26 January 2005]

Next step is to dig out some old pictures Les! [Wednesday 26 January 2005]

Flamenco Club (Tontine St) [Thursday 27 January 2005]

More Pretty Things gig details [Friday 28 January 2005]

Local history [Saturday 19 March 2005]

Banksy takes New York [Thursday 24 March 2005]

Westenhanger Castle [Thursday 14 April 2005]

My gigography [Tuesday 21 June 2005]

Don't forget we went to see Bros together at Wembley Stadium, 1988 ;-) [Tuesday 21 June 2005]

That does remind me actually [Wednesday 22 June 2005]


That reminds me that I once saw NKOTB and Jason Donovan.....
[Wednesday 22 June 2005]

Har, har. My worst is Bon Jovi in 1988... [Thursday 23 June 2005]

Bon Jovi rule, actually [Thursday 23 June 2005]

Mayfield Suite [Friday 1 July 2005]

The elizabethan [Friday 8 July 2005]

Someone must have been inside! [Monday 11 July 2005]

Wear Bay Dock [Monday 22 August 2005]

Where's that then? [Monday 22 August 2005]

History of The Langhorne [Monday 22 August 2005]

Copt point [Monday 22 August 2005]

RE: My gigography [Friday 4 November 2005]

Good to be back in touch mate! [Friday 4 November 2005]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Tuesday 8 November 2005]

This is great, I don't suppose you have any memorabilia from that time do you? [Tuesday 8 November 2005]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Friday 18 November 2005]

What bands did you see there Bruce, anyone good? [Saturday 19 November 2005]

RE: Copt point [Wednesday 30 November 2005]

Cheers! [Wednesday 30 November 2005]

Still seeking more Folkestone gig history [Friday 20 January 2006]

The Ramones in Canterbury [Thursday 2 February 2006]

Found another connection between The Ramones and Canterbury [Sunday 12 February 2006]

Aha, found it now [Sunday 12 February 2006]

Toft`s / gigs in 1969 [Saturday 4 March 2006]

Good to have that info [Sunday 5 March 2006]

RE: Good to have that info [Sunday 5 March 2006]

Danke schon! [Monday 6 March 2006]

Folkestone Gerald update [Monday 6 March 2006]

Jimi Hendrix 1966 [Sunday 19 March 2006]

Heard any rumours about Jimi Hendrix playing anywhere else in the area? [Thursday 23 March 2006]

RE: Tofts did move [Friday 24 March 2006]

Ride, Verve, Mercury Rev, and The Manics in Folkestone [Thursday 30 March 2006]

RE: My gigography [Wednesday 12 April 2006]

John Otway was a highlight for me [Thursday 13 April 2006]

The Enid 1983 [Thursday 4 May 2006]

Thankyou! [Thursday 4 May 2006]

Someone's been inside! [Thursday 11 May 2006]

The Dirty Pretty Things [Tuesday 27 June 2006]

history [Tuesday 11 July 2006]

Curse of the Titanic? [Tuesday 18 July 2006]

Vanished businesses [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

Feltonfleet School [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

The Crowe / Larken collection [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

Folkestone and its neighbourhood by S. J. Mackie [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

Radnor Club postcard [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

The Executive Club / West Cliff Shades / The Happy Frenchman [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

West Cliff Shades [Wednesday 20 September 2006]

RE: Radnor Club postcard [Thursday 21 September 2006]

RE: Feltonfleet School [Thursday 21 September 2006]

Cheers, did you see the picture on westcliffshades.co.uk? [Thursday 21 September 2006]

The Folkestone People's History Centre to hold 'Dig for History' event [Wednesday 4 October 2006]

History Matters [Tuesday 17 October 2006]

History in my day [Tuesday 17 October 2006]

Fellenberg College, 4 Church Street, Folkestone [Tuesday 17 October 2006]

RE: Fellenberg College, 4 Church Street, Folkestone [Wednesday 18 October 2006]

Did all my links break? [Thursday 19 October 2006]

RE: Did all my links break? [Friday 20 October 2006]

Not sure they sell flats in the Grand [Monday 23 October 2006]

I've found Fellenberg College [Wednesday 1 November 2006]

RE: I've found Fellenberg College [Thursday 2 November 2006]

Sorry I know nothing of the history [Friday 3 November 2006]

Gig guide from this week in 1981! [Wednesday 8 November 2006]

Folkestone gig history [Friday 5 January 2007]

history of Elham and Folkestone [Tuesday 26 June 2007]

Making Music History [Wednesday 22 August 2007]

I understand "make poverty history" [Wednesday 22 August 2007]

Harry Clarke talk at Ballyhaunis Friary [Friday 31 August 2007]

Tracey Emin will be scattering childrens clothes around our town [Wednesday 26 September 2007]

Folkestone history from "manky badger" [Monday 8 October 2007]

Alice Till [Friday 19 October 2007]

Could be [Friday 19 October 2007]

RE: Mayfield Suite [Tuesday 23 October 2007]

RE: Mayfield Suite / Stour Centre / Gene Loves Jezebel [Wednesday 24 October 2007]

Did you know there was a Windebank on the Titanic? [Friday 26 October 2007]

Splendid weekended [Monday 29 October 2007]

RE: Flamenco Club (Tontine St) [Tuesday 30 October 2007]

Good work Trish, here's your picture of the Pretty Things [Tuesday 30 October 2007]

Excellent Folkestone gig history history from Patricia Duke (nee Brown) Picture of the Pretty Things when they came to Folkestone 40 years ago... [Tuesday 30 October 2007]

Double history [Tuesday 30 October 2007]

The Pretty Things in Folkestone More pictures of the Pretty Things when they came to Folkestone 40 years ago... [Tuesday 30 October 2007]

RE: Good work Trish, here's your picture of the Pretty Things [Wednesday 31 October 2007]

Cheers for those [Wednesday 31 October 2007]

This week in Folkestone's gig history [Friday 2 November 2007]

Harry Clarke / Fairy Tales [Thursday 15 November 2007]

A couple of modern affordable Harry Clarke books [Tuesday 20 November 2007]

The unknown child of the Titanic [Monday 31 December 2007]

Family tree home [Wednesday 2 January 2008]

Good luck with these [Thursday 3 January 2008]

RE: Did all my links break? [Thursday 10 January 2008]

Wikipedia says no [Thursday 10 January 2008]

RE: Folkestone and its neighbourhood by S. J. Mackie [Friday 1 February 2008]

RE: Folkestone and its neighbourhood by S. J. Mackie [Friday 1 February 2008]

RE: Ride, Verve, Mercury Rev, and The Manics in Folkestone [Thursday 7 February 2008]

Thanks for that, think it's the Metronome you mean [Thursday 7 February 2008]

RE: Thanks for that, think it's the Metronome you mean [Tuesday 19 February 2008]

now all we need is the date... [Tuesday 19 February 2008]

RE: now all we need is the date... [Monday 25 February 2008]

Thanks for chipping in on the site anyway [Monday 25 February 2008]

RE: Jimi Hendrix 1966 [Saturday 1 March 2008]

THE Brian Wilson? [Saturday 1 March 2008]

Jack the Ripper exhibition tickets [Monday 3 March 2008]

RE: Jack the Ripper exhibition tickets [Saturday 8 March 2008]

All OK here [Saturday 8 March 2008]

More Tales From The Tap Room, 99p [Tuesday 11 March 2008]

Internet history [Friday 11 April 2008]

FHS MTG 19 MAY 7PM THE GRAND, THE LEAS, FOLKESTONE [Friday 16 May 2008]

Did Sheep on Drugs support Gary Numan in Folkestone in 1996 [Monday 23 June 2008]

Is this who's bought the Metronome? [Monday 23 June 2008]

Got an email about the School of Art [Friday 1 August 2008]

Some old photos of Folkestone [Friday 1 August 2008]

RE: Some old photos of Folkestone [Saturday 2 August 2008]

The Pavilion Hotel [Saturday 2 August 2008]

Look at the rubbish I went to in 1993 [Sunday 3 August 2008]

How did we miss this anniversary? [Friday 15 August 2008]

RE: Vanished businesses [Friday 15 August 2008]

RE: How did we miss this anniversary? [Sunday 17 August 2008]

My recent visit [Friday 3 October 2008]

Is it still the Three Mackerel? [Friday 3 October 2008]

My family History [Thursday 16 October 2008]

RE: Toft`s / gigs in 1969 [Saturday 8 November 2008]

RE: now all we need is the date... [Wednesday 26 November 2008]

Thanks for this Chris, love this gig history [Wednesday 26 November 2008]

RE: Thanks for chipping in on the site anyway [Friday 28 November 2008]

This page only gets responded to every few months, but I could run a poll on the home page if you're interested... Who should play Folkestone? [Friday 28 November 2008]

Legends of Folkestone [Sunday 28 December 2008]

RE: Tofts did move [Thursday 1 January 2009]

Sasafrass 1975 [Friday 23 January 2009]

RE: Sasafrass 1975 [Friday 23 January 2009]

NME Brat Awards on youtube frome one of the times I was there, ancient history [Wednesday 25 February 2009]

RE: Got an email about the School of Art [Tuesday 12 May 2009]

opposite where the police station is now? [Tuesday 12 May 2009]

Strange ebay shop Ads cut out of the NME for 99p (+3 postage), er bargain... http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?type=4&campid=5335822550&toolid=10001&customid=12769&mpre=http%3A//shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/andyfanzone [Saturday 4 July 2009]

WINDEBANK [Saturday 11 July 2009]

Thanks Colin, we have Windebanks and Irish's [Saturday 11 July 2009]

Black Sabbath 1970 [Wednesday 15 July 2009]

Thanks for that brilliantly detailed reminiscence [Wednesday 15 July 2009]

RE: Thanks for that brilliantly detailed reminiscence [Thursday 16 July 2009]

RE: Skid Row [Thursday 16 July 2009]

Ha I knew that about Skid Row, let me explain! [Thursday 16 July 2009]

RE: Ha I knew that about Skid Row, let me explain! [Thursday 16 July 2009]

RE: Ha I knew that about Skid Row, let me explain! [Thursday 16 July 2009]

did deep into your fading memory [Friday 17 July 2009]

RE: did deep into your fading memory [Friday 17 July 2009]

RE: Thanks for that brilliantly detailed reminiscence [Saturday 18 July 2009]

Thanks for even more detail [Saturday 18 July 2009]

Skid Row (Gary Moore) rare vinyl [Sunday 19 July 2009]

RE: Skid Row (Gary Moore) rare vinyl [Sunday 19 July 2009]

RE: Thanks for even more detail [Sunday 26 July 2009]

Leas Cliff Hall gigs in the 1970s Can you help? Do you remember Scruff / Japan / Jim Apaldi / Boozie? [Saturday 8 August 2009]

Crilley [Monday 31 August 2009]

Margaret Crilley / Margaret Clarke [Sunday 6 September 2009]

Spencer Davis Group 1967 [Friday 25 December 2009]

I got the venue details from Marmalade Skies [Friday 25 December 2009]

AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE AND HISTORY COMPANY ON SCHOOL TOUR Fancy some Native American artistes doing a demo for your school? [Wednesday 20 January 2010]

Anyone know of a Folkestone venue in the '80s called Peter Pipers? Guessing it's just Pipers... [Tuesday 27 April 2010]

Do you want to sell your picture of the Pretty Things Trish? [Tuesday 21 September 2010]

RE: Updated Folkestone gig history [Sunday 17 October 2010]

Town Unearthed Research Group will be meeting this Thursday (9th Dec) at 6.30-8pm at the History Resource Centre at Folkestone Library [Wednesday 8 December 2010]

RE: Got an email about the School of Art [Friday 4 February 2011]

My life in gig tickets [Thursday 3 March 2011]

Volunteers wanted to "Unlock The Bayle"... Archaeology events on the next two weekends in Folkestone... [Friday 4 March 2011]

Harry and the dinosaurs at the museum [Sunday 6 March 2011]

Harry and the dinosaurs at the museum - the movie [Monday 7 March 2011]

An email from Lorna Winslow [Thursday 14 April 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Monday 18 April 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Tuesday 3 May 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Sunday 8 May 2011]

History of UCF [Wednesday 11 May 2011]

UCF was not open in 1985 [Friday 13 May 2011]

RE: UCF was not open in 1985 [Saturday 14 May 2011]

Not much Darkness history before 2003 on their wikipedia page [Friday 3 June 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Tuesday 7 June 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Thursday 16 June 2011]

RE: An email from Lorna Winslow [Monday 4 July 2011]

Archaeology news [Saturday 10 September 2011]

History of East Meon [Monday 26 September 2011]

RE: History of East Meon [Sunday 16 October 2011]

Got another email about the School of Art from Tessa Mac [Tuesday 23 October 2012]

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