A Century of Coal (Silver Screen, Folkestone)

Date: Thursday 31st May 2018

Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm

A new film about the history of the Kent coalfield by local filmmaker Peter Williams.

The Kent Coalfield is unique. Thousands of miners were recruited from all over industrial Britain, to dig coal, discovered by accident in the Garden of England. They brought with them their traditions of brass bands, choral singing and whippet racing. They settled and prospered. But coal, that had fuelled Britain’s Industrial Revolution, lost its commercial and environmental appeal. The four Kent mines closed: families starved.

Over the past 25 years, the Kent coalfield community has become one of the most deprived in Europe. But a new project inspired by the Hadlow Group has restored hope to this unique community. The world premiere of this story is told by award-winning filmmaker Peter Williams.

Please note this film screening takes place at the Silver Screen cinema in Folkestone, not at Betteshanger Park. Please call 01303 221230 for tickets.

Additional screenings of A Century of Coal take place on the following:

  • Astor Theatre, Deal on 17 May
  • Silver Screen, Folkestone on 24th May
  • Empire Cinema, Sandwich on 27 May
  • Silver Screen, Dover on 7 June & 19 June