Category Archives: World War I

Prince of Wales Pier Part II – 1914 to the Present Day

Part I of the story of the Prince of Wales Pier tells that it was constructed as the eastern arm of the Commercial harbour cum Harbour of Refuge, by Dover Harbour Board (DHB) and was formerly opened in 1902. The … 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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Glatton – the Catastrophe and the Salvage

In the foyer of Harbour House, Waterloo Crescent – the headquarters of Dover Harbour Board (DHB) –  is the bell from the World War I (1914-1918) monitor ship Glatton. It is a reminder of a wartime catastrophe that was kept … Continue reading

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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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World War I – Dover at the Outbreak

During both World War I (1914-1918) and World War II (1939-1945) Dover became Fortress Dover – a military zone from where, amongst other things, troops embarked for Continental Europe and beyond. Indeed, Dover, besides being a port was also a major military … Continue reading

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