Category Archives: East Cliff and Athol Terrace

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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Len Hook – Pioneer of Road Cycle Racing

When Sir Bradley Wiggins, in 2012, became the first British rider to win the Tour de France, road cycle racing became a high profile sport. Since then Chris Froome has won the race three times! No doubt, following the forth-coming … Continue reading

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East Cliff and Athol Terrace

Dover’s harbour, up until the late medieval period, was at the east end of the harbour under Castle cliff, approximately where the Swimming pool and Sports centre are today. Due to a series of natural catastrophes, this harbour became useless and … Continue reading

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Smith’s Folly

From Tudor times Dover’s harbour, which was at the west end of the bay, had suffered from being blocked by shingle caused by the Eastward drift. In order to combat this, in 1753, the Harbour Commissioners built a wooden pier … Continue reading

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