Category Archives: Businesses

Stembrook Tannery to Pencester Gardens Part I

These days, King John (1199-1216) is particularly remembered as being forced to sign the Magna Carta by the Barons of England on 15 June 1215. Even after he died, the mood of many of England’s Barons was to invite Louis, … Continue reading

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Packet Service V LCDR & the Route to Dover’s Prosperity

Prelude: London, Chatham & Dover Packet Service 1860-1874 English packets out of Dover, that is ships carrying official messages and mail, evolved over the centuries. By 1624, there was a well-organised service to and from the Continental mainland. In the 1850’s … Continue reading

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Packet Service IV London Chatham & Dover Railway Company and the Samphire Accident

The London, Chatham and Dover Railway Company (LCDR) won the potential lucrative packet contract for carrying mails, both official and private, across the Channel from Dover to Calais in 1863. Two years earlier the Company’s railway lines reached the town … Continue reading

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East Kent Road Car Company and Dover Part II

Part 1 of the East Kent Road Car Company (EKRCC) story covered the growth of the firm from its inception in 1916 to the end of World War II (1939-1945), in relation to Dover. By the end of the War … 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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