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A photograph of a newspaper article covering Graeme Fuller's second national water sport title of 1979, in the open class board sailing championships at Hayling Island. The article states that 'Fuller triumphed on a windsurfer board, which is not…

Sam Miller Excerpt 2 MP3.mp3
In this excerpt, Sam describes the Hawkinge Hurricanes as a 'family', and recalls the delight she felt following the club's success at the 2019 Shepway Sports Trust Awards. Transcript attached.

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A newspaper article on the retirement in 1989 of Harry Beeson, the coach and founder (in 1979) of Folkestone Sports Centre's Badminton Club.

Rodney Kilbee Excerpt.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with Rodney Kilbee, in which he describes his memorable first match for the Optimist's first XI, in Chatham, Kent, in 1959, aged 15.

John Godden Excerpt MP3.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with John Godden, in which he describes how he capitalized upon a fortuitous opportunity to open the batting. He also speaks about how former club President, Bill Hewson MBE, was a mentor to him.

Shuna Body Excerpt MP3.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with Shuna Body, in which she describes how the 2012 London Paralympics helped change people's perceptions of disability sport. (Transcript attached.)

Mike Smailes Excerpt MP3.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with Michael Smailes, in which he describes one of his favourite aspects of attending Redoubt Sailing Club - teaching. (Transcript attached.)

Stephen Holliday Excerpt MP3.mp3
An excerpt from a recording of an oral history interview with Stephen Holliday. Here, Stephen tells us that he was race walking champion for Kent an incredible thirty times, at both a senior and veteran level. He also recalls the moment he knew it…

Sam Miller Excerpt 1 MP3.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with Sam Miller. Sam explains how she was 'pushed' into running in 2011, and how the sport has made her a happier and healthier person. Transcript attached.

Glyn Hibbert MP3 Excerpt 2.mp3
An excerpt of an oral history recording with Glyn Hibbert. Glyn describes the impact Folkestone Sports Centre had upon the town when it was opened, the social side of the centre, and how its members were invested in the centre's success. Transcript…
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