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A letter of thanks from Harry Beeson to Folkestone Sports Centre for the retirement party he received at the centre in 1989. Beeson was the coach and founder (in 1979) of the centre's over-55s badminton club.

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A 2009 newspaper article highlighting Chris Reynolds' 'amazing milestone' - playing his 10,000th stroke in Kent Trials competitions, in which he began competing in 1968.

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A photograph of a 1983 newspaper article describing the successes of former Saints' basketball player and Harvey Grammar School pupil, Tim Lewis.

Marina Bobeldijk Excerpt MP3.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with Marina Bobeldijk. Marina discusses the changeable conditions at Littlestone Golf Club, the challenges they present, and how the course often reminds her of her former home in Finland. She also talks about…

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A newspaper article and photo covering activities at Folkestone Sports Centre's ski slope during a particularly cold winter, c. 1981. The author wrote: ' Ironically, Folkestone's (sic) Sports Centre's chief ski instructor, Peter Thomas, was in…

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An article in the Folkestone and Hythe Express describing Sam Miller's success at the Shepway Sports Trust Awards, 2019. Miller, who founded the Hawkinge Hurricanes Running Club, was awarded Coach of the Year, 2019, while the Hurricanes won Club of…

Every Boy's Ambition MP3.mp3
A recording of a poem about footballing dreams, written and performed by Alan Bartley. Since being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in the mid-2010s, Alan has used poetry both to express himself and to help 'beat the plaques'. Photo of text…

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Photographs of a commemorative 'keepsake programme' to mark the 'last game from the old pavilion' at Folkestone Cricket Club, held in September 2012. John Godden played a large part in the establishment of the new pavilion.

Hilary Casey MP3 Excerpt 1.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history interview with Hilary Casey in which she describes the opening of Folkestone Sports Centre in 1972, what this meant for the port town, and how the centre's dry ski slope inspired a generation of new skiers. (Transcript…

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Photograph of a Tenterden Golf Club promotional leaflet, c. 2005, featuring the Bobeldijk family. Marina became a member of Tenterden Golf Club in 2003.
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