Category Archives: St Margaret’s

St Margaret’s Bay Windmill

High on the cliff tops of St Margaret’s Bay, to the east of Dover, stands a Windmill but it is no ordinary windmill. It was commissioned by Sir William Beardsell and completed in 1928. Sir William, born in Stockport in … Continue reading

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Channel Submarine Telegraph and Telephone Cables

Beacon similar to one used to warn of the Armada invasion 1588. Dover Museum   Up until the mid-19th century communicating over distances was fraught with natural problems such as the weather. At the time of the Armada (1588), beacons … Continue reading

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Wrecking

Smuggling, privateering, piracy and wrecking have all played an important part, for centuries, in securing the finances of those who lived along the south-east Kent coast. Wrecking, the practice of taking valuables from a ship, which has foundered near or … Continue reading

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