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Palmers and Jenkins & Pain

In 1798, a water-pumping windmill was built at the bottom of Union Road (now Coombe Valley Road) and in 1829, Alfred Kingsford utilised the windmill for a brewery that he opened there. The brewery lasted until 1889, having been taken over … Continue reading

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Coachmakers and Hills of Castle Street

It is hard to imagine that the building where the upmarket bridal shop, Country Brides, in Castle Street is, was once a major factory producing high quality coaches that were sent to the all corners of the globe. The factory … Continue reading

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Willard Sawyer – Founder of the World’s First Factory for Mass-producing Cycles

Back in 2006 I was asked by the then Dover Town Council for a list of deceased  locals whom I felt should receive some sort of recognition – a plaque or similar. I presented my list, but possibly due to … Continue reading

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