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Sisters of St Vincent – Eastbrook Place

The Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul first came to Dover in 1883 and bought cottages on Dieu Stone Lane. Originally known as ‘D’ Stone Lane, Dieu Stone Lane is an ancient right of way originally running from the … Continue reading

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Spanish ‘Flu’ – the epidemic that Dover swept under the proverbial carpet

‘Flu’, or influenza to give its correct name, regularly occurs during the winter months and periodically there are pandemics. Caused by a virus, the usual symptoms are chills, fever, sore throat, severe muscle weakness and headache, coughing and sometimes vomiting, … Continue reading

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Riverside Centre, Maison Dieu Gardens, Lidice Plaque, Coleman’s Trust and Jack Hewitt

It was back in the 1960s that a local GP, Brian Ordish, expressed concern that although there were, at that time, 3,000 people in Dover over 60 years, they did not have a special centre of their own. Dr Ordish … Continue reading

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Ostend Raid, Francis O’Connor and the Battle of Britain Almshouses

Following the outbreak World War I (1914-1918) in August 1914, Germany swept through Belgium routing the country’s army and capturing the Belgium coast. There they commandeered the ship canal at Bruges as a base for submarines (U-boats), as it provided outlets … Continue reading

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BAHA – A Personal Story

It was 1995, and although registered deaf I was one of two witnesses to an offence. I actually saw what had happened as did the other key witness, whom I neither knew nor was I aware that he had seen … Continue reading

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