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25 May 1917 - Kitty Lumley

On this day in 1917, Britain suffered its first ever airplane bombing raid, and Tontine Street in Folkestone is packed with shoppers preparing for Whitsun weekend.

Written by Sarah Daniels
Directed by Jessica Dromgoole
Sound: Martha Littlehailes

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11 minutes

Britain's first Gotha air raid

Britain's first Gotha air raid
A special extended edition of Home Front marks the centenary of the first air raid on Britain which devastated Folkestone on 25 May 1917


Role Contributor
Kitty Lumley Ami Metcalf
Ernie Moore Sean Connolly
Hilda Moore Bella Hamblin
Ralph Winwood Nicholas Murchie
Alfred Vane Charlie Clements
May Arnold Lois Chimimba
Claude Crombie Luke Newberry
Eve Amelda Brown
Evelina White Rosie Cavaliero
Switchboard Chetna Pandya
Writer Sarah Daniels
Director Jessica Dromgoole


The Characters

The Characters

Set in Folkestone, Tyneside and Devon, meet the characters of Home Front.