Photo: Andy Maguire. Reproduced here by kind permission from Friends of Hythe Triangle Community Garden.




Please Visit: Folkestone, Hythe and Sandgate Tramways

to see this most interesting new article on the Hythe Local History Groups website, by Ron Greenwwod and an accompanying account of a four-mile ride by the sea.


Miss Denise Rayner

We are sad to receive news of the death on of Denise Rayner, local historian and for a long time, a member of HCS committee.  A full obituary will be published here and in the next issue of the Newsletter.


Minutes of 2017 AGM:

The minutes of last year’s AGM are now to be seen on the AGM page.

Please note that hard copies of these minutes will be available at the next AGM.  Hard copies can also be supplied on application to the Hon. Secretary.


Sale of Christmas Cards:

The sale of Christmas cards made a surplus of £150 over cost of printing and at their January committee meeting the committee decided that this would be donated in full to the Hythe Festival.

Added:21 January



Spring will be bustin’ out all over in Prospect Road in 2018!

As part of its continuing programme of bulb-planting in and around Hythe, Hythe in Bloom has organised another planting session, this time in Prospect Road. Over the course of three chilly but beautifully sunny mornings in November and early December, five volunteers planted a total of 1500 mixed daffodil bulbs at the entrance to Theatre Street. Come the spring, they will provide a glorious splash of colour to that area of the town.

The photograph shows volunteers (l to r) Veronica Chapman, Lynn Clark and Nigel & Sally Chesters in Prospect Road having finished work!

If you would like to join the Hythe in Bloom team of volunteers and make a real difference to our historic town, please call Sally Chesters on 01303 266118

Added:9th January, 2018



Eaton Lands Community Orchard:

Work started in early December with a party of volunteers from Hythe Environmental Community Group and HCS clearing some of the area. There is plenty to do so all volunteers to help will be very welcome. Anyone interested should either contact Alan Joyce at or George Kirby of HECG at

Photo: George Kirby.

Added:8th January, 2018


New Publications

Three new publications are announced as available see Publications.

Added:10 November 2017


St. Leonard's Churchyard

Work continues on this project. If you would like to join our working parties or to help in any other way, please contact us or telephone 01303 266118.

Added:7 August 2017


Hythe Triangle Community Garden

As has been reported, the Friends of Hythe Triangle raised funds a year or two ago to purchase the historic animal pound in St. Leonard’s Road with the intention of repairing the ragstone walls and turning the pound into a garden for the benefit of the community. To learn more about this commendable project and to see reports on their archaeological investigations and progress please visit their website at .

Added:1 July 2017


Hythe Festival 2018 - Can You Help?


Following the huge success of the 2016 Hythe Festival plans are now underway for 2018 but the Festival Committee needs your help. Click Here for a chart of the roles that the Festival committee is looking to fill (the roles in GREEN are already filled). If you would like to help please contact John Keesing at .


With regard to the planning for 2018, the Festival committee has an urgent need for people to come forward to take on roles, as either main or sub-committee members. Without this, the viability of the festival is at risk. Several of the committee members from 2016 have had to stand down, and the committee for the last festival was already very small. The Festival committee thanks those who have already pledged their support in a committee role. 

Added:October, 2016