Copyright 2016 The Remembrance Line, Frizbee & Steven Whittingstall
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.
MONTHLY MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
The Remembrance Line Association holds monthly meeting at the
The Folkestone Railway Social Club,Canterbury Rd.,Folkestone, Kent CT19 5NG.
Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month, in their back room.
Please arrive at 19.15 for a 19.30 start.
Ample car parking is available to the rear of the building.
Please bring your membership card.
Nov '17 - Latest 'developments' at Folkestone Harbour.
Even though this news section has been silent for around a year, the Remembrance Line Association has continued with its monthly meetings apace. Earlier during 2017 the RLA committee was consumed with dealing with the implications of Folkestone Harbour Company's Harbour Revision Order and the perceived consequences for the harbour branch. However in spite of the Harbour Company receiving their Harbour Revision Order with impunity -the railway infrastructure has survived - actually incorporated into the harbour area improvements. Even the rails have been left in position and the main station canopies restored after a fashion , but nonetheless to a high standard as with the viaduct over the water,the swingbridge and previously the harbour arm itself.
These events initially produced an atmosphere of uncertainty with regard to our next moves, resulting in multiple pushing back the date of our pressing next General Meeting. Thankfully recent developments within the prospective fortunes of RLA will conceivably make our persistence and tenacity worthwhile. Watch this space...in the meantime...
Photo - Andy Cadier
Nov '17 - Latest RLA developments
Remembrance Sunday soon comes around and 2017 was no exception. RLA members Margie Stone and Helen Newnes do the honours by laying the RLA wreath at Folkestone War Memorial. The weather was bright and crisp on the 12th and all went well until just before our two ladies were about to walk up to the memorial - then suddenly there was a loud explosion. Everything came to a standstill and much eye contact was made until the local police chief announced that a short circuit had occurred in an electrical box outside Debenhams and there was no need to panic. We all carried on! Fate does pick its timings! RLA Nov. 2017
Photo - RLA
Nov '17 - Latest RLA developments
Recently the RLA has been developing a taste for the maritime probably since trying to deal with the Harbour Revision Order. It was realised that the Folkestone Pleasure Vessel (and Dunkirk Little Ship) 'SOUTHERN QUEEN' was apparently at risk and languishing at Ramsgate in the boat yard.We organised a trip to go and see her.Members John Powell , Elizabeth Halstead and one other travelled to Ramsgate to see her. We feared the worst when we found that she was just not there! We needn't have worried - her owner certainly realises the holy grail status she possesses and has moved her to the Medway for the time being. To cut a long story short he is looking for an organisation to own and restore her- we stand poised but realise that the future of the vessel comes first whatever happens. Fingers crossed! RLA Nov. 2017
Photo - Dennis Ovenden The Photo below depicts what we believe is 'Southern Queen' in the foreground during 1959. In the background is ex Western Pannier no 4630 hard at work on the branch line.