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Unknown Warrior and Richard (Edward) Aldington – Dover’s War Poet

World War I (1914-1918), was the bloodiest war in modern history and after four years and three months Catholic politician and Chef de Mission – Matthias Erzberger (1875-1921), German Army General Detlof von Winterfeldt, Count Alfred von Oberndorff (1870-1963) of … 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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Packet Service II – Joseph Churchward and the Violet

‘Once the leader of Dover, died in London on 2 January 1900 at the ripe old age of 81. We regret to record the death of Mr Joseph Churchward which occurred at his residence, Gilstone Road, Kensington, on Tuesday evening … Continue reading

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Richard Tilden Smith and the Aerial Ropeway

At the eastern end of Eastern docks, at the point where the dock road turns seawards, high in the cliffs can be seen two bricked in tunnels. One is the entrance and the other the exit to what were twin … Continue reading

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Duke of Wellington & Dover

The reporter sneered, ‘What did Wellington ever do for Dover that warrants a Doverhistorian.com tourist plaque in memory of him?’ Alan, a member of Doverhistorian.com, had suggested that one should be placed on the wall outside the headquarters of Dover Harbour Board … Continue reading

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