Category Archives: Sandgate Society

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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Results of Sandgate Lockdown Photographic Competition 2020

As published by the Sandgate Society: Back in May the Sandgate Society announced a Lockdown photographic competition 2020 to record for posterity the village through these strange times. The criteria for photographs was simple and could include; rainbows in windows, … Continue reading

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Inspection Covers – Who Installed the Sanitation?

Dear Fellow Sandgate Society Members and Residents I was taking my daily walk earlier in the month through Sandgate when I noticed an inspection cover which was impressed with the name N O Baker, builder, Sandgate.  That’s interesting I thought … Continue reading

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New Sandgate Design Statement (2020)

More details and to see the design statement check out: https://sandgatesociety.com/latest-news/

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Creating Heritage

Dear Sandgate Society Members Now we are allowed a bit more freedom, we wonder if you were able to help us? These may be very difficult times, but we are living through history –the history of Sandgate. The Committee and … Continue reading

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Sandgate Society – We Want To Support Local Businesses

Dear Sandgate Society Members We have heard how helpful you found the Hythe list, and although we are a smaller community, let’s pull together to keep our village trading. Does any member have a business in Sandgate which is still trading? Would … Continue reading

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To Sandgate Society Members

Dear Members Well we are still in lockdown with little hope of an immediate let-up, judging by Boris Johnson’s comments this morning. At least another month. We are very lucky to be in this beautiful part of the world and … Continue reading

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