Here at Lacies shop and fantasyshopping we are delighted to introduce you to our new ground breaking local history book written by owner Sue Sheppard. Its called INFECTED FOLKESTONE
GROUND BREAKING NEW BOOK
How a long forgotten hospital sheds new
light on Folkestone’s Victorian Heyday.
THE PLOT : The true story of how a town’s fortunes became interwined with that of its ‘infectious disease’ hospital, known locally as the Sanatorium.
THE FEAR: just one more bout of infectious disease could ruin Folkestones’ reputation as a elite watering hole.They needed somewhere to isolate visitors suffering from infectious disease.
THE HEROINES: The Sanatorium was run by ‘career’ Fever Nurses;
women, who put their entire lives on the line to save, initially the life of wealthy visitors and later the ordinary poor people living in the towns slums.