The Sixth Exhibition in this series has been running in the former Ferry Booking Hall at Folkestone Harbour, directly opposite Hotel Grand Burstin and adjacent to the lorry park, since 18 March 2016 and has attracted some 5,200 visitors to date.

It features Folkestone founded on its fishing, and shows pictures of those involved in the industry to the limit of photography and beyond in oil and water colours, examples of equipment used, video presentations of fishing in various forms, both recent and current, working vintage Radar display, and opportunities to practise net breeding, knots and rope splicing in what is essentially a ‘hands on’ exhibition.

A delight for all children and fascination for all older folk (according to our visitor’s comments book). The exhibition has been expanded to show various ferries that operated when the port served as a passenger terminal for Boulogne, harbour development, local lifeboat involvement, and includes such detail as local fishermen’s nicknames which is very popular with most visitors.

  • Roger Joyce
    Posted at 16:56h, 15 October Reply

    well done, Frank Bond, again, And thanks to The Trawlers and Alan Taylor of the Folkestone History Society for all the help afforded to frank
    It’s good to see the Folkestone Harbour Company supporting this initiative, and let’s hope it will eventually find a permanent home in the Harbour Area!

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