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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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Admiralty Pier Part I 1836-1908

Admiralty Pier is one of the great British engineering feats of the 19th and early twentieth century. Since then it has played an important part in both national and local history. Part I of the story of the Admiralty Pier … Continue reading

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St Margaret’s Bay Windmill

High on the cliff tops of St Margaret’s Bay, to the east of Dover, stands a Windmill but it is no ordinary windmill. It was commissioned by Sir William Beardsell and completed in 1928. Sir William, born in Stockport in … Continue reading

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Old Park Part II: From Barracks to Junior Leaders to Houses & Business Park

In 1938 Robert Letheridge Murray Lawes was the owner of the 423 acres Old Park estate on the north east side of Dover (see part I of the Old Park story). This was originally two separate estates, the originally Old … Continue reading

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Old Park history part I & the Foundation of the Playing Fields Association

Lost in the mists of time there was the manor of Archer’s Court at Whitfield, northeast of Dover. Nearby was a house belonging to the Knights Templars with a large park. Following the demise of the Templars in the early … Continue reading

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