Category Archives: Sandgate Society

Jill Is Hanging Up Her Teapot

We would like to say a very big THANK YOU to Jill Partridge who has organised her last Vintage Tea Room during the Sea Festival. Jill has always worked tirelessly in corralling volunteers, accepting lots of mouth-watering homemade cakes and … Continue reading

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Vintage Tea Room – Can You Help?

The Old Fire Station will be open on Sunday 29th August during the Sandgate Sea and Food Festival – everybody is welcome to pop in and say hello to our volunteer helpers whilst it is open, and perhaps enjoy a … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Summer Party

This year the Sandgate Society decided to hold their very popular summer party – after the many months of taking great care with Covid restrictions the announcement was very welcome by members. To err on the side of caution – … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Members Get Together

Dear Members The current news looks promising so, fingers crossed, we will be re-opening the Old Fire Station at 1030 on Saturday 31st July. We will be serving tea, coffee and fizz outside, so please come along to join us … Continue reading

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Sandgate Safari; Sandgate Was Buzzing!

Sal Kenward – Sandgate Society This is just some of the feedback we have received from our “Stratospheric” Sandgate Safari on Saturday! “Best community day ever”, “Met new neighbours for the first time”, “This HAS to be an annual event”, … Continue reading

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Date For Old Fire Station Return To Normal

The bunting is dusted off, the kettle descaled; the coffee pods ordered, the glasses polished and the fizz on ice. We were ready to open on 3rd July, but in view of the postponement of Freedom Day, we now have … Continue reading

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Lilla, The Countess of Chichester & The Chichester Memorial Hall

Lilla, baptised Elizabeth Mary Bligh, was born in Stockholm, Sweden on 22nd March 1837. She died aged 47 on 7th December 1911 at Enbrook. Elizabeth was the daughter of Sir John Duncan Bligh and his first wife Elizabeth Mary Gisborne. … Continue reading

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Sandgate Sale Garden Safari

An exciting way to sell the contents of your cleared-out cupboards and garages!  Selling from your front garden / garden as part of a registered Safari or a chance to stroll around Sandgate, meeting people and grabbing a bargain or … Continue reading

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The Sandgate Railway – from departure to demise.

The Railway Mania in the mid 1800s was a classic bubble. Middle-class money was thrilled to be part of this huge social enterprise. From 1843 to 1846 hundreds of companies were formed with shares duly issued in anticipation of the … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society – 2021 & 2022 Dates For Your Diary

Dear Members, We hope you’ve been keeping well and enjoying being able to get about and about more. Hopefully, it won’t be too long now until we can meet inside again and things open up even more. We have been … Continue reading

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Tales From The Archives: Pubs, Pubs, Hotels & Breweries!

As the village’s public houses start to reopen it’s an opportune time to look back at Sandgate’s long history of drinking!   There have been over the years many pubs, clubs and hotels in Sandgate in fact at one time it … Continue reading

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Sandgate Garage Safari

On behalf of the Sandgate Society Dear all Is your garage full of lockdown clear outs? Do you have bags of stuff cluttering up your house just waiting to find a good new home? If the answer is yes then … Continue reading

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H G Wells & Spade House

As you are aware the special exhibition planned by the Sandgate Society Archive Team for 21 November 2020 sadly did not materialise due to the pandemic we are going through.  It is also looking increasingly unlikely that 2021 will not … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society Community Wall of Fame

These are difficult and trying times, but it is heartening to hear more and more stories of local people stepping up to help in so many different ways. The Sandgate Society is therefore seeking nominations for those people who you … Continue reading

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Sandgate CCTV System Commissioned and Live

Sandgate Parish Council is delighted to have completed the installation of the Sandgate CCTV system. The system covers much of the length of Sandgate High Street, Castle Road Car Park, Golden Valley Shopping Centre and Sandgate Park. The multi-camera recording system has been funded from … Continue reading

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Sandgate Road Surgery Vaccination Programm

You may be aware, but just in case, if you are registered at The Sandgate Road surgery in Folkestone, their vaccination programme starts on Monday 11th January. The vaccinations will be given at the Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue,  Folkestone … Continue reading

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Sandgate Post Office and other stories

HISTORY OF THE EARLY POST OFFICE IN SANDGATE These notes are part of a lengthy study of the early postal history of Sandgate gathered from the Royal Mail Archive and local historical secondary sources.      A receiver at Sandgate is … Continue reading

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Sandgate Community Garden Update

Sunday 29th November The celeriac seems to have gone down very well with all the volunteers, and various soup recipes have been exchanged, just the comfort food for the cooler weather – we shall definitely be growing that again next … Continue reading

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Sandgate Community Garden Awarded – Again!

update written by Sandgate Society Such a contrast to the weather in the last few newsletters, this week we have had some beautiful sunny and warm weather, encouraging more gardeners to get to the garden and make the most of … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society – Latest Tales

For the latest in a series of historical tales about Sandgate village follow this link This month ‘Sea Rescues’ https://sandgatesociety.com/archives/

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