National gaze on foreign phenomenon
THE eyes of the country were on Folkestone on Saturday following the earthquake.
Earthquakes are things that happen in Turkey, the Far East or South America – not on the Kent coast.
Thankfully, while there was extensive damage to properties, only one woman needed hospital treatment. Many had lucky escapes. Others were extremely grateful to firefighters, the police and council officials for their help evacuating them, securing their homes and removing dangerous chimneys and brickwork.
Aylesham firefighter John Cuffe
Firemen at work near the Black Bull
The town’s streets were strewn wth rubble
Building inspections in Black Bull Road
Turntable ladder crews at work