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Oil painting – Folkestone 1845

Date made: 1845

Maker / artist: R J Lonsdale

Material: canvas, wood

Period: Victorian

Accession number: F1599A

Folkestone 1845, shewing the relative positions of the present West Terrace, Sandgate Road, Bouverie Square, Mill Field etc. This oil painting by R J Lonsdale captures an important moment in the growth of Victorian Folkestone. Farmland on the edge of the town has been bought by developers and building work is well underway. Construction of a large property on the right is nearly finished. Other houses and streets will follow, as the town quickly expands to meet the needs of tourists and wealthy people who want to buy a property in Fashionable Folkestone.

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