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Crabble Tram Accident – 19 August 1917

 The Crabble tram accident of 1917 remains one of the worst on record with 11 dead and 60 injured (figures taken from the coroner’s report), many seriously. This is the story. Crabble is a hamlet in the village of River. The village is … Continue reading

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East Kent Road Car Company and Dover Part I

In April 1916, Sidney Emile Garcke (1885–1948) presided over a two-day conference in Canterbury. The purpose of the meeting was the possibility of amalgamating a number of East Kent omnibus companies. The result was positive and on 11 August that year, … Continue reading

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River Dour Part II the Walk Section I – Temple Ewell to Buckland

Having looked at the History of the River Dour in Part I, Part II is a virtual walk looking at aspects of the history of Dover along the four-mile river. The walk starts at Temple Ewell and goes to Wellington … Continue reading

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Dover’s Home Guard

In the run up to World War II (1939-1945), the United Kingdom was preparing for the eventually of war. In 1938, air raid wardens were being recruited and households were given advice on how to build air-raid shelters in their … Continue reading

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Admiralty Pier Part II from 1909

Admiralty Pier is one of the major engineering feats of the late 19th – early twentieth century, and the story of its building was covered in Part I Admiralty Pier. Briefly, the first part of the Pier was started in November … Continue reading

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