H G Wells Exhibition by the Sandgate Society Archives Team

On 2nd/3rd April 2022 the Sandgate Society Archive Team  (Jill, Annie, Chris, Maggie, Frank and Bob) held their H. G. Wells exhibition in the Old Fire Station. 

On display were many documents and photographs from the archive files along with interesting books and Wells portraits kindly lent to us for the weekend.   The wonderful short film on loan from David Cowell featuring Wells’s life in Folkestone was well received by all. 

The exhibition was prompted by some unseen documents and letters by H. G. Wells, Mrs Wells, local builder William Dunk and Architect Charles Voysey, which had been discovered locally, donated to the Archives, and which related to the building of Spade House.  The original documents are now with RIBA at the the V&A for conservation.  Copies can be viewed on Saturday mornings.

The weekend was very busy and a success with many people enjoying the guided walks with Robert and Maggie and the wonderful refreshments served by the Events Team.  H. G. Wells commemorative envelopes and stamps are still available to purchase.  It was hard work by all the volunteers but a pleasure to do this especially in the 60th Year of the Sandgate Society.  A huge thank you to all who came along to see the exhibition.

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