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Shipbuilding and Shipbuilders part II

Part I of the Dover shipbuilding story covered the development of shipbuilding from the Bronze Age to the beginning of the 18th century. During that time there had been some highs, notably in the Bronze Age that left the town … Continue reading

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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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Shipbuilding and Shipbuilders part I

Boat and shipbuilding is one of the oldest branches of engineering and in Dover, the history can be traced back to the Bronze Age, as we will see. The descriptive terms used in shipbuilding are, as one would expect, nautical … 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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