Category Archives: Maritime

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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Admiralty Pier Part II from 1909

Admiralty Pier is one of the major engineering feats of the late 19th – early twentieth century, and the story of its building was covered in Part I Admiralty Pier. Briefly, the first part of the Pier was started in November … Continue reading

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Admiralty Pier Gun Turret

Admiralty Pier Gun Turret stands, like a large drum, at the knuckle of Admiralty Pier and Doverhistorian.com was once lucky enough to see the unique and special guns inside. One of the questions frequently asked about the Turret, is why … Continue reading

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Admiralty Pier Part I 1836-1908

Admiralty Pier is one of the great British engineering feats of the 19th and early twentieth century. Since then it has played an important part in both national and local history. Part I of the story of the Admiralty Pier … 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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