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Anne Pratt – Botanical writer and illustrator

It is known that Anne Pratt (1806-1893), one of the   Victorian age best-known English botanical writers and   illustrators, was for seventeen years a resident of Dover.   Born on 5 December 1806 in Strood, Kent, Anne was   the eldest of three … Continue reading

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Stembrook Tannery to Pencester Gardens Part II

Part One of the Stembrook Tannery to Pencester Gardens story looked at the development of the area from medieval times to the 1920s. For much of that time a large part of the site was owned by the Maison Dieu … Continue reading

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Stembrook Tannery to Pencester Gardens Part I

These days, King John (1199-1216) is particularly remembered as being forced to sign the Magna Carta by the Barons of England on 15 June 1215. Even after he died, the mood of many of England’s Barons was to invite Louis, … 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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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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