Fire and "fire" related things, including places, pubbing, gigs and posts about fire.If you have anything to offer concerning fire that I have not covered here, Please contribute. Particularly if you have anything to offer regarding my family tree, local pubbing or other venues, home automation fire experiments, home brew, ale, or cider. Cheers.

Clarendon Inn, Brewers Hill, Sandgate, CT20 3DH 01303 248684

1-9 Church Lane, Canterbury,, , , CT1 2AG

Cafe, Kengate Industrial Estate, 142 Dymchurch Road, Hythe, CT21 6LU

High Street, Elham, Kent, CT4 6TD 01303 840265

31-32 Maiden Lane, London, , WC2E 7JS

Festival in Guildhall Square, Firework Party, The Rubber Bishops (Bill Bailey + Kevin Eldon, Midway Still, Alan Parker, Atilla The Stockbroker, Eat, Back To The Planet, Mega City Four, Trevor & Simon + Portsmouth [1990-08-02 1990]

plus Annie Hates Cordial and Savage Henry. Local! 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW 023 9286 3911 [1993-08-07 1993]

plus The Firework Party and Hooch. LOCAL! 147b Albert Rd, Southsea, Hampshire PO4 0JW 023 9286 3911 [1993-03-10 1993]

Weather has gone off the boil a bit today We're planning to do a fire station open day today, but also there's something going on in... [Sat 30 July 2016]

Happy New Year We have sat up past midnight, and saw the fireworks out the front window. Very impressive... [Fri 1 January 2016]

Crackle Flash Harry wrote a poem for school : Look at the park, fireworks dance in the dark Bonfires... [Wed 11 November 2015]

Oh also bonus fattening meal from New Wok Express I had a chinese takeaway when I got home, it's my traditional reward for a long drive. Was too... [Mon 19 October 2015]

Still not convinced by The Hunters Birthday lunch out for my Nan, she's eighty five you know, and we went to the Hunters as it's... [Mon 19 October 2015]

Drinks OUT with Andy at the Miners Arms Fantastic a rare night out with Andy. Went to his local and it was great, several pints of HSB... [Mon 19 October 2015]

Had our tea from Nahidz - not so sure I'd go there again though Not sure I'd recommend this one any more. Food good, but a) they didn't start making our food... [Mon 19 October 2015]

Splendid but rushed weekend Nan's birthday so headed to Mum and Dad's for the weekend. Also Dom's birthday this weekend, and... [Mon 19 October 2015]

Oh also spent some time in the pub! As well as all the fun to be had at Dymchurch, pumping money in the machines and letting the boys... [Thu 9 July 2015]

Had dinner at La Vinci Another new Italian restaurant for us, another non chain! Slightly stressful getting there,... [Thu 9 July 2015]

Had brunch in the Spitfire Clare found a cafe to try, the Spitfire, on the way to Dymchurch. It gets fantastic ratings on... [Thu 9 July 2015]

Very busy weekend, too busy to write up Harry had great success at swimming , but also lost his first tooth. Very hot yesterday,... [Sun 5 July 2015]

Danger Danger! Fire in the Pullman ! Fire in the Clifton ! It's all go in Folkestone! [Sun 21 December 2014]

Number one son had a cinema party today Clare took number one son off to Ashford (twice in two days) for a school friend's cinema... [Sun 5 October 2014]

Anniversary night out part 5 Kipp's is more my sort of place, Clare liked it too. I had a sampler of ciders , three 1/3... [Mon 18 August 2014]

Dad you wanted a fire breathing picture... Enjoy this video while I did out the picture of me fire breathing : Who's the twisted... [Wed 23 July 2014]

Solar powered raspberry pi I have a couple of raspberry pi projects on the go at the moment, one is badger cam which is... [Mon 12 May 2014]

Maplin are going home automation crazy today Today's promo covers lightwaverf , wemo and lifx today, lots of great stuff there from... [Thu 3 April 2014]

Hot Pi Setting up my new raspberry pi and things just got a bit heated. I need a usb hub for this... [Thu 20 March 2014]

Electric fire engine fun This is still working well then! From January 2014 You might have to click for... [Mon 17 March 2014]

Great weekend Visited Mum and Dad for the weekend. For the first time we did the drive there more or less non... [Mon 9 September 2013]

Cricket I went to cricket tonight, 20/20 at Canterbury , Kent Spitfires vs Middlesex Panthers .... [Sat 29 June 2013]

My boys reading a book together From May 2013 [Wed 5 June 2013]

Count the spelling missteaks VW Beetle based fire engine : vw beetle based fire enging,ideal bissness opertunity for fairs... [Fri 10 May 2013]

Fire engine [Tue 26 March 2013]

It would pay for itself in no time Further to yesterday's post about buying this fire engine , and here's how it could pay for... [Mon 25 March 2013]

Why are fire engines so cheap? Just read an article on Hacker News about someone buying a fire engine and look, I could get... [Sun 24 March 2013]

Mobs taking to the streets of Cheriton setting fire to stuff! Cheriton Lights Festival : Sunday Lantern parade 24 February 2013 Following the spectacular... [Mon 28 January 2013]

I had a great idea for a computer game - GTA Pontypandy Been watching a lot of Fireman Sam , and seen ads for a new Grand Theft Auto game. Why has... [Sat 29 December 2012]

Number one not on his best behaviour tonight He must be over tired to use a cliche, he had a proper horrible teenage tantrum about going to... [Tue 25 December 2012]

Raspberry pi now online It may be available at . Still not doing much with it yet. I set up... [Wed 19 December 2012]

Maybe I should get some fire extinguishers Do sheds spontaneously combust ? I have been warned that the half full tins of paint I have in... [Thu 20 September 2012] This app is incompatible with your Vodafone HTC HTC Wildfire. Just checking out [Thu 12 April 2012]

Happy New Year We had a lovely evening in last night, following a lovely day out in Canterbury. I didn't buy... [Sun 1 January 2012]

Why does Media Remote not work on my phone? What phones does Media Remote work on? It would be great to be able to operate my new tv from... [Wed 26 October 2011]

My trousers just caught fire well, nearly [Fri 2 September 2011]

Remind me to sync my itunes with my new phone How to sync itunes + android . Going to need a new SD card if I'm going to get any decent... [Thu 14 April 2011]

Clare's new phone has arrived... Wait a minute I thought it was my new phone? Hmm, sounds like Calre might snaffle this new HTC... [Tue 5 April 2011]

Got a new mobile phone arriving tomorrow HTC Wildfire same as Clare... [Mon 4 April 2011]

Getting VERY CLOSE to the end of phase one of this project now I seem to have been saying this for months, but live day is next week, so we really are nearly... [Thu 10 February 2011]

rabbit type women statue That is at the top of the Old High Street , Folkestone , btw. [Mon 29 November 2010]

Freehold shop + maisonette for 瞿41k in Southsea Fire damaged, but still ... that just came up in a regular google alert for Portchester... [Mon 27 September 2010]

Nice security update firefox :-( firefox and google bummed popbitch [Thu 16 September 2010]

Finally watched The Wilderness Downtown Good innit? [Thu 2 September 2010]

Thinking about microformats today @hpoom just sent me a link so I am revisiting, but it doesn't quite seem to be working on... [Tue 11 May 2010]

Can I play HTML5 Youtube videos in Firefox right now? A nice reminder of the video issues in the shift from flash to HTML5. HTML5 will be omg the... [Wed 10 March 2010]

Fareham man sets fire to student in pub Man dressed as sheep, but that's still not really an excuse [Fri 12 February 2010]

More Tales From The Tap Room A copy here on ebay, still looking for an original though... [Fri 29 January 2010]

Big Boys Breakfast The boy's moved on to Weetabix now. [Thu 28 January 2010]

Free book for the people of Folkestone A library promotion. [Sun 17 January 2010]

Whether you are Ian or someone pretending to be Ian Thank you [Wed 11 November 2009]

RE: Kent libraries Amazon Firefox Greasemonkey mashup Cool. I work in KCC libraries and I'm such a geek! [Tue 10 November 2009]

I think it was the original blockingness that I got the report about I wish I was using OSX at home too... [Mon 19 October 2009]

RE: Another lovely weekend I got that message in Firefox too, it appears that Mozilla are unblocking WPF rather than going... [Mon 19 October 2009]

Another lovely weekend Not much to report, although it's been a week. So don't click! [Sun 18 October 2009]

Not cool Just hit a wrong key and lost a huge blog post! [Sat 10 October 2009]

protect creative rights! and some! Be a friend-protect Folkestone and its inhabitants/environment/history/& heritage/... [Tue 14 July 2009]

Bah, I just wrote my first greasemonkey plugin And now it's all going #jetpack instead [Thu 28 May 2009]

Kent libraries Amazon Firefox Greasemonkey mashup Can you call it a mash up if you used greasemonkey? Works anyway [Mon 25 May 2009]

A bid on the wardrobe! I'm almost as pleased as if I was selling it myself! [Sat 16 May 2009]

I read that My issue seems to be that xbmc can only connect to itunes versions 6 and below, I'm too... [Thu 26 March 2009]

RE: XBMC is installed! Apparently like this: [Wed 25 March 2009]

XBMC is installed! Now how do I get #xbmx to pick up my #itunes library? [Wed 25 March 2009]

Big old fire in London Clare is SAFE though (London's a big place) [Wed 18 March 2009]

Ajax landing page To Claire We are renting out the cottages at Lympne Castle Cottages rod@lympnecastle... [Mon 12 January 2009]

Fireworks were nice, and quite impressive We watched from home, which was even nicer... did you win the Wii? [Sun 21 December 2008]

The Light Before Christmas (win a Wii) As the days get shorter and the evenings darker, the Light Before Christmas prepares to... [Wed 17 December 2008]

Escondido Sandgate / Folkestone closed until further notice :-( The wife went today, it is closed until further notice, doh! [Wed 10 September 2008]

F-I-R-E I-N E-S-C-O-N-D-I-D-O Has there been a fire? And did Gate 28 reopen? We were not in that part of town all weekend.... [Mon 8 September 2008]

There was one for the launch of the Trinnial What sort of date are you looking for? [Mon 28 July 2008]

Folkestone Firewor Does anyone know if there is a public firework display in Follkestone, and where it is going to... [Fri 25 July 2008]

Book a horse racing table? WHAT? What are you on about? This anything to do with Folkestone Racecourse ? That's the only horse... [Sun 22 June 2008]

horse racing Hello I am trying to see what dates are available to be able to book a table please could you get... [Fri 20 June 2008]

Upgrade to Firefox 3 Everything should be quicker, even this old crate of a site, get it here ... Say goodbye to some... [Wed 18 June 2008]

test [flickrv]2403846926[/flickrv] [Thu 10 April 2008]

Thanks for the message I know there must be people stumbling across these pages, it's nice when they say hello. The... [Thu 10 April 2008]

Time Travel came across this site by accident and started reading stuff,then looked at your little film of... [Thu 10 April 2008]

Ooh, Flickr video I didn't know about this . 90 second limit for your videos though, usually that's enough for... [Thu 10 April 2008]

Surely that would be ILLEGAL? I have seen it now, we watched part one last night, it was pretty good wasn't it? [Wed 26 March 2008]

RE: Mighty Easter weekender, with The Cure You can download The Colour of Magic at have and so far its rather good. [Wed 26 March 2008]

I fell asleep during it It looked nice enough, but was a bit gentle for my energetic tastes. Why can't they just repeat... [Mon 24 March 2008]

RE: Mighty Easter weekender, with The Cure Shame you didn't like N1LDA. I liked it - nice and simple, nice and upbeat and just what I... [Mon 24 March 2008]

Mighty Easter weekender, with The Cure Hope you've all had as good an extended weekend as I have. As is usual when I've been off for a... [Mon 24 March 2008]

I would normally say "but it's too hard" but having seen all the downloadable tunes that are IMPOSSIBLE to play, I think a real guitar... [Tue 18 March 2008]

RE: Remembering XFM Dude, just buy yourself a REAL guitar. [Tue 18 March 2008]

Not got 11 O'Clock Show but I do have The Ricky Gervais chat show That's the same sort of time and is good. I'll look for 11 O'Clock show. [Mon 17 March 2008]

RE: Remembering XFM dez interested in Ricky Gervais stuff, he was asking if you had any 11 o'clock show stuff?... [Mon 17 March 2008]

Remembering XFM Was surprised earlier to realise that the original XFM only lasted for about a year , before... [Sun 16 March 2008]

Guitar Hero on the Commodore 64 Via . There's a PC / Mac game you can download for free, where you hold your... [Wed 12 March 2008]

A friend's comments on the Camden fire Here , brings back some memories, though I've not been there for longer even than he's not been... [Sun 10 February 2008]

Thanks but I am a bit busy at the moment [Thu 10 January 2008]

Open Source Technology Paul; Even though you are not actively in the market for a new position, your site prompted me to... [Thu 10 January 2008]

not a church goer myself but these events tend to either be the one nearest to [gmap=folkestone central station]Folkestone... [Mon 19 November 2007]

Ajax landing page Please Help Music Concert at a Church in Folkestone at 11am on 8th December BUT which Church Need... [Mon 19 November 2007]

Tontine Street war memorial (for Tim Bryan) heard that there is a memorial site in tontine street that used to be a pub, got bombed in wwII??... [Sun 23 September 2007]

thanks, any idea of the correct number? [Wed 23 May 2007]

Ajax landing page The telephone number you list for "Wild for Coffee" is incorrect. [Wed 23 May 2007]

I ain't afraid of no ghosts Strange email of the day: My name is **** and I am very interested to hear that you have had... [Thu 17 May 2007]

Ajax landing page Hi, my name is Alex Clarkson and I live on the north coast of Durban South Africa. It is Sunday... [Sun 13 May 2007]

I'll have a look There's a great book on the history of Folkestone pubs [abe]Tales From The Tap Room[/abe] (or... [Tue 30 January 2007]

Ajax landing page Hi There! Tim Bryan (me) ex-folkestonian... I heard that there is a memorial site in tontine... [Tue 30 January 2007]

Gig guide from this week in 1981! so it wasn't all big name indie bands playing the Metronome every night as I've been led to... [Wed 8 November 2006]

Bonfire of the brands my arse Bit late on this one, but how annoyed must this guy be - he's living his life rejecting all... [Wed 20 September 2006]

BBC NEWS | England | Lorry fire closes Channel Tunnel And this is why Operation Stack came into play The operator Eurotunnel said it suspended rail... [Tue 22 August 2006]

Done my Javascript referer thing See my landing page thing in action like so: Google for Paul Clarke CV Click on the Paul... [Wed 14 June 2006]

You should add these to the calendar direct Click here to add to the calendar , I've added this one now though... [Sat 27 May 2006]



There must be a site somewhere, with a dedicated pocket pc community Something like but for IPAQ . [Wed 26 April 2006]

RE: That is strange, it ought to be the same results well there's a pocket version of quicken, but the prob with this is that the manufacturers of... [Wed 26 April 2006]

That is strange, it ought to be the same results That's a google thing, not something I have control over... any joy with finding what you want? I... [Wed 26 April 2006]

RE: I don't know, have you tried searching? aahh - it seems to work better if you do an advanced search through the google site proper than... [Wed 26 April 2006]

I don't know, have you tried searching? Some of my search stuff might not be working, but have you tried searching using google ? [Wed 26 April 2006]

RE: Squirrel stamped to death and set on fire i'm also trying to gain access to that thread which has your links for ipaq software... [Wed 26 April 2006]

RE: Squirrel stamped to death and set on fire mesh had some good deals last time i look. obv you need dual core. but anyway, i should have... [Wed 26 April 2006]

Squirrel stamped to death and set on fire Don't worry! It wasn't a real squirrel ! Oh, it was a person . Marcia Squirrel, 56, was... [Wed 26 April 2006]

There's been no poorly formed markup here for a while! Well, not much anyway... not sure I'll be quite so strict with popex , but we'll see... The... [Tue 25 April 2006]

RE: Firefox extension of the day Good stuff, now I can give you grief when your pages have poirly formed markup! Live by the... [Tue 25 April 2006]

Firefox extension of the day Loving this, instant html validation in firefox , an extension that lets you know if the page... [Tue 25 April 2006]

Stag wins! Oof, tiring weekend! Started badly Friday with super late trains. Actually, this went on all last... [Mon 6 March 2006]

Lots of new things! [Tue 7 February 2006]

Don't know if you saw it on popbitch Bottoms has reopened, I think it's a gay bar now though. [Fri 20 January 2006]

RE: Cheers for chipping in The last time I went it was a weird hotel bar/restaurant thing - this was years ago and I've... [Fri 20 January 2006]

Looks good doesn't it [Fri 20 January 2006]

Cheers for chipping in Yes we went to the Clarendon again this weekend, just briefly though. There were rumours of it... [Fri 20 January 2006]

RE: Clarendon Inn hello pauly, the clarendon is one of the best Folkestone/environs pubs. In my youth c. 1992-1994... [Thu 19 January 2006]

RE: I'm a morning person!!!! Ah-ha! I'm liking that streaming wotsit... [Wed 18 January 2006]

I think this is mostly asbestos related [Tue 17 January 2006]

RE: Browncoats Rise Again. The fund-raising drive to revive Joss Whedon's Firefly. Yeah, idiot smokers who think that even though they've been told for the past 20 odd years that... [Tue 17 January 2006]

Browncoats Rise Again. The fund-raising drive to revive Joss Whedon's Firefly. Well I like Firefly as much as the next guy, but I'm not sure I'll be fronting up $25 to get a... [Tue 17 January 2006]

I'm a morning person!!!! Who was that clown on the train this morning - was it you? He was muttering to himself when there... [Mon 16 January 2006]

Traversing the HTML Table with JavaScript and DOM interfaces [Tue 22 November 2005]

Bonfire night - anyone know what's going on? What's going on for Bonfire night in the Folkestone area? Who's putting on a good display, anyone... [Thu 20 October 2005]

BBC NEWS | UK | England | Regional fire centre site named Saw on the local news that four Kentish fire centres are to be replaced with one in Fareham ...... [Wed 12 October 2005]

RE: Clarendon Inn tried to have lunch there this (May) bank holiday. Despite getting there 5 minutes before the... [Wed 4 May 2005]

Tip top weekend Where did that weekend go then? It felt shorter than a regular two day weekend, though we surely... [Tue 3 May 2005]

Marble Plastering Hmm, maybe will have it marble plastered , by my cousin's new venture The Marble Plastering... [Tue 5 April 2005]

Firefox Help: Keyboard Shortcuts Firefox Help: Keyboard Shortcuts [Tue 22 February 2005]

Clarendon Inn Glad we made the effort to visit this place, after reading about it in More Tales from the Tap... [Mon 24 January 2005]

The Fireplace Well here's the new fireplace so far: the fireplace Bit of a crappy picture, taken on the... [Sun 23 January 2005]

That's not bad actually. Screen Select have changed their tariffs around since last time I looked. I need to work out how many films we watch each ... That's not bad actually. Screen Select have changed their tariffs around since last time I... [Wed 19 January 2005]

On Amazon you prioritise them We're signed up on the 9.99 for 6 disks a month, 3 at home at one time... [Wed 19 January 2005]

Screen Select do these tariffs:

1 Disc at a time (4 per month)

1 Disc at a time (Unlimited)

... [Wed 19 January 2005]

What's Screen Select's deal then? [Wed 19 January 2005]

That's what I was thinking. We rented the Seinfeld boxset in December. That's nine discs, which was what put me off switching to Amazon. That's what I was thinking. We rented the Seinfeld boxset in December. That's nine discs, which... [Wed 19 January 2005]

It's familiar That's why we joined that one really... 7.99 for 4 DVD's a month, keep them as long as you like... [Wed 19 January 2005]

renting Is Amazon DVD renting any good then? I'm with Screen Select, which is more expensive but doesn't... [Wed 19 January 2005]

First DVD rental hiccup Disc three of Angel is completely failing to play, so what do we do now? Send it back and... [Wed 19 January 2005]

Scaffolding / fireplace surprises Got a text, the weather is too bad for going up the scaffolding and fitting a flue liner, so the... [Tue 18 January 2005]

I wonder if Worlds Apart ever did an album called ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead? Just a thought. I wonder if Worlds Apart ever did an album called ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The... [Thu 6 January 2005]

Writing an Extension for Firefox Liking this guide to writing a Firefox extension , good work duffblog . Done writ two reviews... [Thu 6 January 2005]

I think it's for publicity reasons - plus they are probably using their insider knowledge to appear in the searches for either. I think it's for publicity reasons - plus they are probably using their insider knowledge to... [Thu 11 November 2004]

Mozilla Firefox Why've Google done this then? To compensate for this ? Why do either? Happy 0th birthday by... [Tue 9 November 2004]

Internet Bollocks Explorer That browser checking nonsense is soooooo 1990s... vote with your mouse and don't go there.... [Fri 1 October 2004]

its firefox same problem here - infidels! [Thu 30 September 2004]

Big Noise Music What a load of toss! Am I missing a plug in, or are they discriminating against me for using... [Thu 30 September 2004]

Fire Apple Red we Spotted them at the Flapper and Firkin Pub in Birmingham England [Wed 29 September 2004]

Looking for a fireplace It's about time I got a proper job done in the flat , so this weekend I'm going to take steps... [Thu 16 September 2004]

Mozilla Firefox Just passing this on... been using this for a good while at home, though ironically I just... [Fri 20 August 2004]

Fireplace Warehouse Just spotted this in a local paper, sounds like the sort of place we're after. Crap website... [Mon 9 August 2004]

Digging for pie On a quest for PIE, Clare is frightened of the amount of shrooms in this mushroom and ale... [Sun 4 July 2004]

Weekend plans For those of you in London, you could do worse than The Barfly , I'll hand over to them to... [Fri 18 June 2004]

All you can eat ... [Sun 23 May 2004]

Download: Stage Three Free Download tickets for me! [Tue 13 April 2004]

CVO Firevault Meeting Nic and Ralph, possibly at the Fireplace Showroom Bar around the back of Oxford Street... [Wed 28 January 2004]

N16 Mag only seems to be updated monthly with copy from the mag at the moment, but they're... [Tue 28 October 2003]

Science Museum Again Went to the Lord of the Rings exhibition at the Science Museum at last, and it's... [Sun 5 October 2003]

Rick Waller el elefante, Arroyo del Miel, Benalmadena, Spain. [Sat 13 September 2003]

Back on course Have got the security issues mostly sorted, will transfer what I've learned over to here... [Wed 3 September 2003]

Gandhi (well, Ben Kingsley) The Firestation (a pub near Waterloo Station) [Wed 4 July 2001]

Paul Clarke's - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to two, I am a software engineer, and I do mostly js, nodejs, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.

This is my personal , so if you search here for pubbing or other venues it will only return fire pubs / venues I attended or will go to. Fingers crossed it will return those anyway...If you are interested in a more general search Please do try fire on Folkestone Gerald, where I list national and even international venues...

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