Category Archives: Sports

Captain Matthew Webb – the first Person to swim the Channel

In the gardens at the front of the Gateway Flats on Marine Parade is a monument to Captain Matthew Webb (1848-1883), the first person to swim the English Channel without artificial aids. The latter is important for on Friday 28 … 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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Lydden Hill Race Circuit

Lydden Hill Race Circuit, formerly known as Lydden Circuit, is approximately 6 miles north of Dover on the A2 Canterbury Road. Situated in a natural amphitheatre in an Area of Natural Outstanding Beauty the only access is from the A2. At one … Continue reading

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Bowling in Dover

Bowling is one of Dover’s most popular sports and can trace its history in the town from the 1840s. That was when the first legal bowling green opened at the foot of Western Heights. The game has been around since at least … Continue reading

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Dover Regatta – one of the oldest in the country

During most summers, various organisations are involved in putting on the Dover Regatta. Run by the community for the community its history goes back to 1826 making the event one of the oldest of its type in Britain. The years … Continue reading

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