News Archive

  • August 8, 2016

    Students Take Part in 2016 Field School Dig

    Aspiring young archaeologists from a number of schools in south east Kent have taken part in the 2016 Dig at the Roman Villa site, at Folkestone’s East Wear Bay. The project is organised by Canterbury Archaeological Trust, with funding for… Read More

  • December 15, 2015

    Eventful Year at Battle of Britain Memorial

    2015 has been a momentous year for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, which celebrated the opening of the new Wing Building by Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh in March. The visitor and education… Read More

  • July 27, 2015

    First Annual Field School Dig at Folkestone’s East Cliff

    Following the successful archaeological digs at the Roman villa site on East Cliff in Folkestone as part of the “A Town Unearthed” project in 2010 and 2011, the first of a new series of annual digs has begun that will… Read More

  • June 23, 2015

    Bid Submitted for New Museum

    Folkestone Town Council has submitted its “Stage Two” bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £1.95 million grant to help renovate Folkestone Town Hall and create a museum and cultural hub. The Council had already won HLF funds to… Read More

  • March 25, 2015

    Plans on Track to Establish New Museum for Folkestone

    Arts Council England has awarded a grant of £80,000 to Folkestone Town Council as part of a national initiative to help “improve resilience of museums and ensure they have the core skills and mechanisms in place to create a self-sufficient… Read More

  • February 12, 2015

    “Spitfire” Wing Nears Completion

    Work is almost complete on the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s iconic new visitor centre at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne. Built in the shape of a Spitfire Wing, the dramatic new building will be home to… Read More

  • November 17, 2014

    East Kent Railway awarded £50,000 in People’s Millions

    East Kent Railway has been awarded £50,000 from the 2014 ITV People’s Millions initiative, despite not winning the initial vote. EKR is a Heritage Mining Railway, with its main base at Shepherds Well, near Dover, won the grant from the… Read More

  • June 25, 2014

    Poet Laureate Verse for Road of Remembrance

    The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust has agreed to fund an installation on the wall above newly planted rosemary bushes on Folkestone’s Road of Remembrance. The installation will incorporate an inscription of a verse specially selected by Poet Laureate Carol… Read More

  • May 1, 2014

    Royal Visit to Folkestone Announced

    News that HRH Prince Harry will be the guest of honour at the First World War Centenary event in Folkestone on 4 August has been warmly welcomed by all those involved in the project. The Step Short charity has been… Read More

  • March 24, 2014

    The Wing Takes Shape

    As The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust’s new visitor centre takes shape at the National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne, a new donation has been announced from The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust to help the project reach its… Read More