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Articles: Folkestone's White Horse to get historic burial

Contributed by admin on Jun 15, 2004 - 08:52 PM

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<FONT color=black>FOLKESTONE'S WHITE  HORSE TO GET HISTORIC BURIAL

<FONT color=black>A 1.4 metre-long stainless steel time capsule is to be buried at the site of the Folkestone White Horse on Friday (18 June).

<FONT color=black>The capsule, holding over 7,000 signatures of supporters with documents relating to the 7-year saga of planning and construction, will be buried in a ceremony at 12.30pm by Charles Dawes, representing the High Sheriff of Kent, and the Rt. Hon. Michael Howard, M.P., representing the people of Folkestone.

<FONT color=black>Protests from environmental groups had threatened to scupper the carving of the landmark set high in the hill above the Channel Tunnel Terminal.

<FONT color=black>Vandalism has been a problem too but o­ne happy couple became engaged after a huge "will you marry me" banner appeared o­n the site.