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Varne Ridge Channel Swimmers monument vandalized by owner

Sad News....Varne Ridge Holiday Park, Honor Organization, Great Britain, 2015

It was sold in 2021 and all the plaques were removed and lost. Many will feel a big loss.

Varne Ridge Holiday Park was a small secluded and exclusive family-run South East England Tourist Board Grade 4 stars **** Award Winning holiday park in Folkestone (situated near to the cliffs and having panoramic views over the English Channel to the coastline of France). It won the South East England Millennium Tourism Awards Caravan Holiday Park of the Year Category, Year 2000. From the mid-1990s to 2019 they hosted hundreds of swimmers from all over the world who came to England in the hope of swimming across the English Channel. Successes were immortalized by 200 + plaques on their external walls and many swimmers considered it their second home while visiting Dover. In these years it was managed by David and Evelyn Frantzeskou.

Source @ IMSHOF facebook