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1) Elliott Sampford  Male
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014 23:39 Write a comment

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I have only just become aware of your site during the early stages of my research into my younger years in the Folkestone, Hythe and Stelling Minnis area. I'm planning on writing articles on different episodes of my life there, for my personal weblog.

One of the exciting facts that I have come across within the 'Buildings' section (page 2) is the photograph of the St. Mary's National School in Dover Road. I believe it is in fact what I referred to earlier as just Dover Road Primary. In November 1951 we moved into 78 Dover Road when my parents owned the Elliot's Dairy shop; which was on the corner with Charlotte Street. The school was on the opposite side of the road. I think I used to enter school by the gate shown on the left of the picture. Unfortunately the business didn't survive so it may not be shown in your 1958 Kelly's.

A further pleasant surprise is that in the 'Hotel' section you have the photograph of the Garden House Hotel. Sometime either side of 1960 my mother worked in the hotel. I believe she was possibly in the reception/administration section.
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