Category Archives: Routes

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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Turnpikes – an important part of Dover’s Road net work

Many main roads (non-motorways), as we know them today, were originally dirt tracks that evolved by folk going from place to place using the easiest possible route. When the Romans invaded the island they straitened and paved roads to enable their armies … Continue reading

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Viaduct and the Pier District

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the Pier District – the area around Dover’s Western Docks – was aptly described by Pierite and former headmistress of Dover Girls’ Grammar School, Lillian Kay (1914-2013), as ‘a rabbit warren of houses, alleyways … Continue reading

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William Eldred – the man who first mapped Dover

The history of Dover harbour tells us that it was once at the east side of the Bay, called Eastbrook, it was in the area where Castle Street and Maison Dieu Road cross. Between 1300 and 1500 there was a movement in land … Continue reading

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