What is the Road to Rememberance
It is thought that up to 10 million troops may have passed through Folkestone during the First World War en-route to or from the battlefields of northern France and Belgium.
Those passing through the town were not just British. An estimated 40,000 were Canadians who were billeted in Folkestone, and 200 are buried in the cemetery at nearby Shorncliffe Camp. A lesser-known role for the town was as a sanctuary for 64,000 Belgian refugees who landed there soon after the declaration of war in 1914. They were taken in by local families and churches.