Category Archives: Open Spaces

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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Connaught Park – Part II

Following World War II (1939-1945) the town was little better than a bombsite, however, people were determined to get back to normality as quickly as possible. In May 1947, an application was submitted for a garden fete at Connaught Park  from … Continue reading

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Connaught Park – Part I

At noon on Saturday 14 July 1883, a Royal Salute announced that the third son of Queen Victoria, HRH Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught and his wife, Louise, had arrived by train at the Town Station. This was in the … Continue reading

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Crabble Athletic Ground and County Cricket

In 1896, Dover cricket ground, which was on land that Millais and Leighton Road were built, was put up for sale. Cricket had been played in Dover for a very long time, indeed, the first recorded match took place on the … 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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