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I am asked to write a few words of Preface to "Rambles Around Folkestone." I consent for two reasons. First, because the father of the writer of these collected articles was one of my valued workers in old days at Sandgate, and secondly because the author is one who knows thoroughly the country about which he has written. Many a time I have seen him taking his walks abroad and saturating himself with knowledge of Kentish country. I am confident that readers of this book will not only be greatly interested, but that their love for the garden of England, and their respect for the many distinguished persons who have lived and worked in it will be stimulated and intensified. The rural parts of England are being more and more encroached upon and it is well for us to have a record of such as remain still untouched. Who knows whether in the days to come coalfields may not destroy some of our Kentish beauty almost as completely as has been the case round about the "Hills of Annesley bleak and barren," of which Byron wrote a century ago. I wish this book every success.
H. R. Birmingham. 1913