Copyright 2016 The Remembrance Line, Frizbee & Steven Whittingstall
Remembrance Line Association Next Monthly Member's Meeting:-
Thursday 26th May 2016 - Commencing at 19.30
Venue:- The United Reformed Church Hall, Castle Hill Ave, Folkestone, CT20 2QL
Please bring your membership card
Green hybrid light rail transit on Folkestone's historic Harbour Branch Railway'
Folkestone Harbour Railway Ltd
Tribute display at the Gurkha Earthquake Vigil.
Parry People Mover at Stourbridge
Re-enactment of first the British Troops to arrive at Folkestone Harbour.
Major restoration work on the Harbour arm.
News Update - 17/05/2016
RLA Vice Chairman's very special early high speed train arrival !
Fantastic news for RLA vice chairman Henry Bolton-after his recent disappointment at just missing being elected as Kent Police and Crime Commissioner- the early arrival of his new baby girl Victoria in very special and unexpected railway circumstances- which made the national news! Henry and his wife Tatiana were on their way,for the birth, to a pre booked maternity hospital in London. Victoria obviously had other ideas and duly was born on the High Speed Train in platform 13 of St Pancras Station!
News From Folkestone Harbour.
It now has been confirmed that Folkestone Harbour Company have now been reported as recovering the freehold of Folkestone Harbour Station, the swingbridge and the viaduct where it crosses the water and as far up as the Rocksalt Restaurant . FHC have lost no time over the last few weeks in demolishing the two decrepit footbridges (which were actually dangerous) over the line in the station. Currently the railway track itself is still in position. Photo by Andy Cadier shows demolition of the second bridge-a standard Southern Railway item, which clearly has concrete cancer. (Steve this is the first photo above). The other image,also courtesy of Andy, now gives a clear view inland towards the Burstin Hotel both footbridges having now been totally removed.
Our campaign continues.
News Update - 16/11/2015
RLA was out in force to support Remembrance Sunday at the Folkestone War Memorial on 8th November. Leading member Rosemary Dadson (first picture left ) assisted our chairman in laying the RLA wreath at the ceremony. A number of members then proceeded to take part the Gurkha Remembrance Service at St Georges. (second picture below)
RLA back on the street with our ... why not Folkestone Port? survey unit last Saturday 14th . We deliberately downplayed the immediate RLA connection,which proved fruitful and a good talking point. This is a part of the build up to our new business proposal to be jointly presented by us and our Light Railway consultants. As you can see this second outing was a dull, damp day as we sheltered in the Tent interviewing a member of the public. In spite of the inclement weather,spirits were good and we managed to carry out 30-40 interviews. A relatively quiet town centre didn't effect the response which as usual was overwhelmingly positive-and we even had several membership application requests. Many thanks to Margie,Matt , Rodney and even the chairman for braving the elements.
R. Moffatt Nov '15