Folkestone Films

Our Screen Heritage is looking for films that capture different aspects of LGBTQIA+ life in Kent and the South East. They may feature people, places, everyday scenes and special events such as Pride celebrations and LGBTQIA+ weddings.

Do you have films of Folkestone and the surrounding area that we can preserve and use within our project?

Find more information on how to submit a film by clicking here…


Round the town

Line Smith, 1968

An amateur film (16mm) with intertitles which tours Folkestone in the late 1930s. There are images of Folkestone Harbour, fishers at work and passengers disembarking from the Maid of Orleans Passenger Steamer.

Folkestone - Spacious and Gracious

Peter Whale, 1969

A professionally produced publicity film with commentary by Michael Aspel advertising the resort of Folkestone; encouraging holiday-makers to visit the town for its beaches, entertainment and sports facilities and access.

Enough to Make Your Hair Curl


This film is of a working day at Rosalie’s, a small hairdressing salon on Bournemouth Road, Folkestone which opened in 1936 and eventually closed in 1988. The salon was run by June and Ken Paine. Ken, being a keen amateur film-maker, filmed this day in the life of the salon.