An Introduction to your Guide
My name is Tony Quarrington and I will be the guide on your walking tour. This is my Folkestone “story” by way of introduction.
My love affair with the town began in 1963 when, as a ten year old boy, I first visited the town on a two week holiday with my parents. We vacationed here four more times during that momentous decade. When I wasn’t hanging around the rotunda on the seafront, trying to win plastic racing cars, I could be found watching the county cricket team play at the Cheriton Ground.
Subsequent visits were more infrequent, a reflection of Folkestone’s decline as a holiday destination and my relocation to other parts of the country. But there were still the occasional cross-channel trips and excursions to the Sunday market, where the thrill of the views out to sea from The Leas and East Cliff still outweighed the melancholy aroused by the increasingly sombre seafront scene.
I went on Tony’s at Ease on the Leas today, completing the hat trick of walks. Tony is always very well informed but more than that he is interested in any history you have to tell him too. I highly recommend these tours to anyone who wants to get to know Folkestone and understand its history. I have really enjoyed my time on these walks.
Angela McHutchon 20th September 2017
Really excellent tour yesterday of the Leas area. I’ve only just moved to Folkestone and Tony gave a fantastic tour of the coastal area, with wonderful history and contemporary info. It really was brilliant and I thoroughly recommend it. I look forward to the Harbour tour next!
Jo Purle 21st June 2017
A very interesting 2hours talk and walk around the harbour area of Folkestone, lots of info that I hadn’t heard before about Folkestone past ,present and future! Suitable for anyone, I had a knee operation 3 months ago and I managed it no problem.
Gill Papi 20th July 2017