Category Archives: Local Government

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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Kearsney Abbey

At the confluence of the 4-mile long River Dour from Watersend, near Temple Ewell, and it’s tributary coming in from the Alkham Valley, is Kearsney Abbey. On leaving the Abbey, the Dour wends its way through Dover until it reaches … Continue reading

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Packet Service Part III – Churchward founder of the Packet Yard and Politician

In Packet Service part II it was explained why the government, in 1853, decided to put the packet contracts between Dover and Calais and Dover and Ostend out to tender. At the time, the South East Railway Company (SER) had … Continue reading

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Dover Public Library Part II – From Winning to Broken Promises

It had taken almost 100 years to get a public library in Dover and this opened on 13 March 1935 at 6 Biggin Street – 85 years after the introduction of the first Public Libraries Act of 1850. The Act had permitted councils to use ratepayers’ … Continue reading

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Dover Public Library Part I – the Long Road to Winning

‘We don’t need a public library‘ said the woman with all the authority of her position, ‘I have never used it and the children I have spoken to, don’t either. Therefore it should be left to volunteers.’ This view, is a … Continue reading

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