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A bit about Hawkinge & Capel-le-Ferne

Hawkinge is a town and civil parish in the Folkestone & Hythe district of Kent with a population of 9,000.

During World War II, RAF Hawkinge was the closest operational airfield to France and was used during the Battle of Britain. This airfield is now part of an extensive residential development which helped increase the population of the town from 8,002 (2011 Census) to 9,000. The Kent Battle of Britain aviation Museum is located in Hawkinge and includes the worlds largest Battle of Britain collection of memorabilia with artefacts from over 700 crashed aircraft on display.

The town has a local scout group (3rd Hawkinge), two primary schools, The Churchill School and Hawkinge Primary and there are also two local churches, the St Luke’s Lighthouse Church and Hawkinge Baptist Church.

There are also a variety of different clubs in Hawkinge including cricket, football, karate and running. Many other activities including pickle ball, walking football and a 60’s+ keep fit class take place at the local Hawkinge Community Centre.

Capel-le-Ferne is a village near Folkestone with a population of 1,884 (2011 Census) situated on top of the cliffs overlooking the English Channel between Dover and Folkestone.

The villages name derives from the medieval parish church of St Mary’s- the Chapel amongst the ferns.

Capel-le-Ferne has a primary school and two churches, St. Mary’s and St Radigunds. The village also has a local bridge and bowls club.

The cliffs offer a spectacular walking opportunity which can be very popular for cyclists as well.

Back Issues:

Hawkinge & Capel-le-Ferne CommunityAd Magazine – Issue 02
Hawkinge & Capel-le-Ferne CommunityAd Magazine – Issue 01

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