Category Archives: People

Charles Dickens and Dover

Charles Dickens (1812-1870), the famous 19th century British author, was a frequent visitor to Dover throughout his adult life. His first visit to the town was as part of an acting troupe in the 1830s, when the company played at … Continue reading

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Sir Francis Cockburn (1780-1868) – Canada, Belize, Bahamas and Dover

General Sir Francis Cockburn (1780-1868), is yet another unsung hero of Dover. Twice, during his army career his political masters assigned him to oblivion for his humanitarian stance. Nonetheless, he played a major role in the European settlement of Canada, … Continue reading

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Captain Carey, the Queen and World War I shipping in the Channel.

Newsflash, the Times special correspondent in Folkestone 28th October 1914: ‘The French Steamer Amiral Ganteaume carrying about 2,500 French refugees from Calais to Havre, struck a floating mine this afternoon about 12 miles off Cape Gris Nez. It is believed … Continue reading

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Kearsney Court and Russell Gardens

The main source of the 4-mile River Dour is at Watersend, Temple Ewell, while that of its tributary is at Drellingore in the Alkham Valley. Kearsney Court and Russell Gardens are on the tributary. An estate map shows that in … Continue reading

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Falkland’s Conflict – the Terence Lewin story

Moray House, 103 Maison Dieu Road is now the presbytery for the adjacent St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. In the early part of 20th century it was where the Lewin family lived and on 19 November 1920, where Terence Thornton … Continue reading

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