Category Archives: Kearsney

Kearsney Abbey

At the confluence of the 4-mile long River Dour from Watersend, near Temple Ewell, and it’s tributary coming in from the Alkham Valley, is Kearsney Abbey. On leaving the Abbey, the Dour wends its way through Dover until it reaches … Continue reading

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Packet Service Part III – Churchward founder of the Packet Yard and Politician

In Packet Service part II it was explained why the government, in 1853, decided to put the packet contracts between Dover and Calais and Dover and Ostend out to tender. At the time, the South East Railway Company (SER) had … Continue reading

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Bushy Ruff

The four-mile long river Dour‘s main source is at Watersend, Temple Ewell. In addition, a tributary source rises at Drellingore in the Alkham Valley. The Drellingore, in 1830, was described as generally being ‘sometimes quite dry, at other times it … Continue reading

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