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Theatres Part III – Dover’s Amateur Groups

Dover, like most British communities, has staged theatrical performances of some kind since earliest times. The first two stories in this series on the town’s theatrical tradition, Theatres Part I – to 1900 and Theatres Part II – to the Present Day, … Continue reading

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Theatres Part II – to the Present Day

  Towards the end of the 19th century there were a number of theatres in Dover, as described in Theatres Part I. The oldest theatre still standing at that time was the Royal Clarence on Snargate Street. It was subject to a … Continue reading

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Theatres Part I – to 1900

Dover’s theatrical connections go back at least to the days of William Shakespeare (1564-1616) when his theatre company, known as the King’s men’, visited the town. At the time, it is believed, Shakespeare was writing King Lear. It was seeing Dover’s Hay Cliff … Continue reading

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Dover’s Photographers & the Film Festival

Aristotle (384 -322 BC), noted that ‘sunlight travelling through small openings between the leaves of a tree, the holes of a sieve, the openings wickerwork, and even interlaced fingers will create circular patches of light on the ground’ (Euclid Optics) … Continue reading

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Roman Painted House

The Roman Painted House is one of the finest of its type in Britain and a major tourist attraction. The story starts over 2000 years ago when the Romans came to the shores of Britain. It then moves to more … Continue reading

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