An idea to create the first giant hill figure
of a White Horse in Kent on the chalk hills of the North Downs
was conceived by artist, Charles Newington, as a Millennium
landmark in 1996. With the help of Richard Beaugié, a
local farmer, and the landowner, The Tory Family Foundation
Charitable Trust, the project became a reality. David Hanbury
joined the team in 2002, to assist with administration and construction.
April 1998 Planning permission applied
August 1999 First canvas outline laid.
April 2001 Public Inquiry (5 days).
March 2002 Planning permission granted.
Sept 2002 Canvas re-laid and turf re-located
May 2003 White slabs laid by Gurkhas.
June 2004 Launch of The Friends of the
Folkestone White Horse.
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