Harbour remembers Jeffrey Sisters
AS plans for the harbour re-development take shape, the company in charge has decided to bring forward designs for the harbour arm that will commemorate Folkestone’s role in WW1.
With Folkestone taking a central part in the First World War commemorations this year, The Harbour Company have brought forward plans that were originally intended for the tail end of the overall seafront development, that were intended to restore the area: “We’re the inheritors of this wonderful piece of history which is on the land which we own.” said spokesman Trevor Minter.
“And as the people of Folkestone will know we have plans for the seafront development in the future and when we negotiated with the council they were very keen that we should restore the heritage and history of the harbour arm and we were happy to do so as part of the future development.
“In fact we don’t have to do it until the seafront development happens, but were doing it now because this is an important part of the public domain, its part of people enjoying living in Folkestone and we think it will be an attractor that people will come to.”