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Folkestone Harbour Arm and Station

Staycation!

The idea of this trip was to go to the bakery on the Harbour Arm called Dockers and a walk across to get some seafood from one of the stalls on the opposite side of the harbour.

After bread buying from the bakery housed in a group of lorry containers we had a coffee at the Harbour Coffee and then along the Arm to see what was open. Not a lot at this stage of the morning.

Folkestone Harbour Arm

Folkestone Harbour Arm

Folkestone Harbour Arm Good Van

Folkestone Harbour Arm Good Van

On the entrance the arm is part of the huge concrete bulkhead where the ship moored. On it is a rather odd yellow sign... Telling us it is a..... Large Concrete Structure!!!

Large Concrete Structure!!

Large Concrete Structure!!

As you can see the Harbour Arm has a railway line. Next door is the old Folkestone Harbour Station. A loop line used to leave the main London to Dover line after Folkstone Central station and curve round and down to the town, crossing the harbour on a viaduct and into the station.

The trains arrived to meet the Boat/Train ferries operated by British Railways and then the passengers passed through customs and onto the ferry for the journey across to Boulogne.

Such a shame that the ferry service ended some years ago, Boulogne is so much nicer than Calais!

Recently the station has been the subject of renovation and hopefully some of the rooms will be opened but at the moment signal box is used at a cafe.

I took a few photos on my phone.

Folkestone Harbour Station and Signal Box

Folkestone Harbour Station and Signal Box

Folkestone Harbour Station the sea end of Platform 2

Folkestone Harbour Station the sea end of Platform 2

Folkestone Harbour Station along Platform 1

Folkestone Harbour Station along Platform 1

Folkestone Harbour Station and Signal Box - view towards town

Folkestone Harbour Station and Signal Box - view towards town

Folkestone Harbour Station Platform 2 Triennial Art on Beach

Folkestone Harbour Station Platform 2 Triennial Art on Beach

Folkestone Harbour Station Statue of the Travellers

Folkestone Harbour Station Statue of the Travellers

Folkestone Harbour Station Sign

Folkestone Harbour Station Sign

From here we walked across the pedestrianised viaduct to the other side of the harbour so that we could visit Bob's Seafood to get a prawn and seafood mix to have on our Dockers baguette.

A short trip out from home, but staycations don't have to mean staying in your own country and travelling mils and miles.

So where next?

Posted by InvictaMoto 13:12 Archived in England Tagged folkestone_harbour Comments (0)

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