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Share your memories of Folkestone for a community project

March 30, 2021 9:47 AM

Folkestone Story Map PosterDo you have some special memories of Folkestone you'd like to share for a new community project?

Perhaps you used to visit the Rotunda regularly and met your partner there. Did you gaze in wonder at the rock being made in the Old High Street? Maybe you used to have a secret den in the Warren?

Or maybe you know someone in your family, or a friend who likes to wax lyrical about their memories or has some funny anecdotes?

Hand of Doom Productions, a Folkestone-based community interest company, would love to hear your memories and share them as part of a project called Folkestone StoryMap: Your Stories.

You can record your stories using a smartphone, or via a Zoom call, and then send them in. They'll then be added to Folkestone StoryMap audio trail in the Lower Leas Coastal Park which launched at the end of last year. The trail uses QR codes fixed to a site specific location and are accessed via smart phones to listen to the stories.

Michele Sheldon, of Hand of Doom Productions, said:

"Everyone is aware that Folkestone has changed greatly over the last few years, with the loss of much-loved landmark attractions like the Rotunda, and there's almost a sense of loss from people who remember the town as another place. We'd love to record memories of the town for posterity."

Michele, along with fellow directors Ribs Norman and Jude Sach, is looking for stories of up to two minutes. Stories can be recorded stories either over the phone or via Zoom with help and advice available at folkestonestorymap.co.uk, or if you'd like more help to record your story, you can use the contact form on the website to get in touch.

Your Stories is being funded by the National Lottery Community Fund through the Local Connections Fund.

Please visit folkestonestorymap.co.uk for full details.