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Significant Memorials, Headstones and Plots

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected and interesting people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired. As we discover significant memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Bithia Mary and John Croker

Bithia Mary CROKER, Irish novelist, most of her work was about life & society in British India.  Her 1917 novel The Road to Mandalay, set in Burma, was the uncredited basis for a 1926 American silent film, of which only excerpts survive. She was also a notable writer of ghost stories. Croker's prolific literary career spanned 37 years, from 1882 when she was 33 years old, until 1919. She wrote 44 novels and six volumes of short stories. More about MARY Croker here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bithia_Mary_Croker Here's Bithia's husband: In loving memory of John Croker Lieutenant Colonel Late Royal Scots and Royal Munster Fusiliers Born Dromkeen, Co. Limerick Died at Folkestone, June 27th 1911, aged sixty seven years.1911 Census: Living at 5 Radnor Cliff, Sandgate, Folkestone, with his wife, Bethile Mary, novelist, age 63, born Warrenpoint, Co Down.2 servants & 2 nurses
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS
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Significant Memorials,

Headstones

and Plots

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected and interesting people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired. As we discover significant memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

Bithia Mary and John Croker

Bithia Mary CROKER, Irish novelist, most of her work was about life & society in British India.  Her 1917 novel The Road to Mandalay, set in Burma, was the uncredited basis for a 1926 American silent film, of which only excerpts survive. She was also a notable writer of ghost stories. Croker's prolific literary career spanned 37 years, from 1882 when she was 33 years old, until 1919. She wrote 44 novels and six volumes of short stories. More about MARY Croker here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bithia_Mary_Croker Here's Bithia's husband: In loving memory of John Croker Lieutenant Colonel Late Royal Scots and Royal Munster Fusiliers Born Dromkeen, Co. Limerick Died at Folkestone, June 27th 1911, aged sixty seven years.1911 Census: Living at 5 Radnor Cliff, Sandgate, Folkestone, with his wife, Bethile Mary, novelist, age 63, born Warrenpoint, Co Down.2 servants & 2 nurses
SIGNIFICANT MEMORIALS