Folkestone Research  & Archaeology Group

Onwards and Downwards! We dig deep into the archaeology of Folkestone

Welcome to our web site.  We hope you will enjoy your visit.  

We are a group who are interested in archaeology and the heritage of Folkestone and the surrounding areas. Having met as volunteers on a major dig in the area, we decided to create a group that focuses on this area of Kent. If you are interested in archaeology or would like to know more about the history of this area we would like to meet you!. 

March 9, 2020

Eanswythe, the daughter of King Eadbald, is believed to have founded England’s first nunnery before her life was cut short, likely as a result of bubonic plague.

Read more about this amazing development here.


March 9, 2020

Dear FRAG members and friends

Our next monthly meeting will be held next Tuesday, 10th March , at Wards Hotel, Earls Avenue, Folkestone at 6.30pm.

Lots to talk about.  Please come if you can.

August 11, 2019

Last Wednesday 7th August Kate's family arranged a celebration for what would have been her birthday. Family members and members of FRAG and the local archaeological community met at the familiar East Wear Bay dig site. There was a celebration of Kate's birthday with p...

August 4, 2019


From our good friends Folkestone Museum.

Folkestone Museum aims to provide a wide-ranging, exciting and challenging programme of temporary exhibitions, designed to stimulate, intrigue and involve audiences, both old and new across all sections of our community. Please...

August 2, 2019

Chairman Joel and first lady Janet recently visited the Finding Eanswythe Anglo Saxon Family weekend. At this very interesting event they were able to explore various aspects of life including fire building, metal smithery and donning battle dress. Here are a few photo...

July 30, 2019


For your information:

Folkestone is famous for the cliff and gault clay at Copt Point, and in the Warren, and East Wear Bay. Rapidly eroding cliffs yield a vast range of ammonites, crabs, belemnites, bivalves etc.

Here is an event organized by UKAFH ((UK Associat...

July 14, 2019

FRAG Members and friends enjoyed a visit to Ospringe Maison Dieu today. Grateful thanks to Ann who provided the tour and Aaron who explained the displayed artefacts. Such an interesting place. A visit is highly recommended.

July 14, 2019

A message from our dear friends at Folkestone Museum!

Dear Friends

Thank you to those of you who have shown interest in volunteering at the Museum. The Museum will be in touch with you shortly. Whether or not you feel able to volunteer on a regular basis, some of you may...

May 22, 2019

Through our affiliation to KAS  we were invited to their AGM at the University of Kent last Saturday 18th May.  Committee members Joel, Roma, Vic and Lynda attended to represent us. Many thanks indeed to Roma for the following report.

A short report on our vis...

May 15, 2019

If you're thinking how can I get closer to local Archaeology and investigations, look no further than becoming a member of FRAG. FRAG are looking for new members for the forthcoming year and all are welcome to join. Costs for the year , which include on-site insurance...

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