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A century of service on display

A century of service on display

For their 100th anniversary, the members of Folkestone Rotary Club thought of a unique way they could celebrate their history.

Down in Kent, Folkestone Rotary Club have opened a temporary exhibition that displays the 100 years of service they are celebrating in 2023.

The exhibition, located inside Folkestone Museum, chronicles the club’s local and international efforts and it’s completely free to visit.

In addition to this, the museum is also selling a 120-page, fully illustrated book called ‘A Century of Service – The Rotary Club of Folkestone by Vincent Williams’.

The book details the many ways that the club has supported residents of Folkestone throughout the decades.

From supporting apprentichips during The Great Depression all the way up to helping set up a COVID-19 vaccination centre, the book is a comprehensive look at the club’s charitable activities and is just £10 to buy from Folkestone Museum.

(Left to right) Exhibition Curator Vince Williams, Folkestone Rotary Club President Ray Johnson and Museum Curator, Darran Cowd, at the temporary Folkestone Rotary exhibition.

If you can’t make it to the museum, there are both paperback and hardback copies available to order for £10 and £15 which you can get by emailing Rotarian Vincent Williams.

Club President Ray Johnson said: President Ray Johnson commented: “My sincere thanks to all that have supported the club over the years and continue to do so.

“The exhibition gives a terrific insight to the history of the club and is a must see, it is fascinating to read the display boards as well as see the pictures and many artifacts so nicely displayed.

“My thanks to the museum for hosting this and to all who have kindly pulled everything together.”