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Folkestones Civic People

Folkestones history stretches back to prehistoric times, with evidence of human habitation dating to the Mesolithic and Paleolithic ages over 12,000 years ago. During the Anglo-Saxon period, Folkestone was part of the Kingdom of Kent. After the Norman Invasion, A Norman knight held the Barony of Folkestone, by which time the settlement had become a fishing village. In the 13th century, it became part of the Cinque Ports, and with it the privileges of a wealthy trading port. At the start of the Tudor period it had become a town in its own right.

Stephen Penfold - Mayor of

Folkestone

Stephen Penfold. KT, Born May 17 1842 Died Jan 9 1925 Twelve times Mayor of Folkestone, four years consecutively during the Great War 1914-1918 and family members including Jeffery Bradley Penfold Lieutenant Kings Own Scottish Borderers - dearly loved son of Sir Stephen and Lady Penfold and grandson of the above who died of wounds received in action in the trenches at Loos January 28 1916 aged 28 years. Buried at Noeux-les-Mines, France. Sir Stephen and Lady Penfold applied for their son's medals in 1920. Jeffery was awarded the 1915 star, British War medal, and the Victory Medal
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Folkestones Civic People

Folkestones history stretches back to prehistoric times, with evidence of human habitation dating to the Mesolithic and Paleolithic ages over 12,000 years ago. During the Anglo-Saxon period, Folkestone was part of the Kingdom of Kent. After the Norman Invasion, A Norman knight held the Barony of Folkestone, by which time the settlement had become a fishing village. In the 13th century, it became part of the Cinque Ports, and with it the privileges of a wealthy trading port. At the start of the Tudor period it had become a town in its own right.

Stephen Penfold - Mayor of Folkestone

Stephen Penfold. KT, Born May 17 1842 Died Jan 9 1925 Twelve times Mayor of Folkestone, four years consecutively during the Great War 1914-1918 and family members including Jeffery Bradley Penfold Lieutenant Kings Own Scottish Borderers - dearly loved son of Sir Stephen and Lady Penfold and grandson of the above who died of wounds received in action in the trenches at Loos January 28 1916 aged 28 years. Buried at Noeux-les-Mines, France. Sir Stephen and Lady Penfold applied for their son's medals in 1920. Jeffery was awarded the 1915 star, British War medal, and the Victory Medal
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