Rotary Club of Folkestone Centenary Exhibition

The Rotary Club of Folkestone Celebrates its centenary during 2023. If you’ve ever wondered what Folkestone’s club, and indeed the Rotary International organisation’s reason for being and the work they do, this exhibition will answer those questions…

The exhibition tells the story of the Club from its beginnings in 1923, when it supported apprenticeships in the Great Depression, through to more recently with practical help with school uniforms, help for those affected in the Folkestone flood, debt relief advice, and with helping to organise the volunteers at ‘Folca’ – the former Debenhams store COVID Vaccination Centre. The exhibition also touches on the Club’s support for Rotary International’s work internationally in countries such as Nepal and India, and in supporting it’s efforts to end Polio worldwide.

The exhibition is situated in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery on the lower ground floor and is open during normal Museum open hours (last entry 3.30pm).



The Rotary Club of Folkestone stand at the 1968 Folkestone Flower Show in Radnor Park
Folkestone Rotarian Lynne Beaumont helped administer inoculations as a part
of Rotary’s Polio Plus effort in Agra, India
The Rotary Club of Folkestone float for the 1968 Folkestone Carnival

May 20 @ 10:00
10:00 — 11:00 (1h)