Category Archives: Castle Street and Russell Street

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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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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Castle Street and Russell Street

In pre-historic times a deep cleft in the chalky cliffs on the south eastern tip of England, was made by the River Dour around which the town of Dover developed. As the nearest crossing point to the European Continent, Dover became of … Continue reading

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Ramsay MacDonald – Dover’s MP that never was

Following the Re-Distribution Act of 1885, Dover, then a Borough, the representation in Parliament was reduced from two to one MPs and the National Exchequer – now the Treasury – paid the elected representative a wage. In July 1889 Conservative, … Continue reading

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Dover’s Building Societies

In the 1840s, Europe was in a major economic depression, discontent was rife and the atmosphere revolutionary. In England, the Chartist movement, demanding political and social reform, were increasing and the Establishment were looking for ways to avert troubles. Prince … Continue reading

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