This was my first Adventure In Learning holiday. I had passed through Folkestone many years earlier to visit the continent before the days of the Euro-tunnel but knew nothing about the town or its history.

We stayed at a lovely hotel on the cliffs to the west of the port. It was ideally placed being near a wide promenade that stretched in both directions with the sea way below us. The hotel owners were real dog lovers and had an enclose garden and there was plenty of dog walking space in the vicinity. The food and accommodation were both excellent.

There were helpful people on hand to give us the local history, particularly into the wartime period and we were within walking distance of the main port.

Our days out included a visit to Dover Castle. We went to Canterbury and enjoyed the Chaucer Experience followed by a wonderful tour of Canterbury Cathedral. Our last day was spent at the Battle of Britain Museum and a return to Folkestone for their town museum. We were able to feel some of their exhibits both at the Cathedral and in the Folkestone museum.

I found it all a fascinating experience, not least because of the wonderful people I met who were also participants on the course.

Thank you so much to those who organised the whole event.

Janet Granville - 'Student'