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ST JAMES DOVER 1821 Census totals Parish officers were yesterday fully occupied in taking the account of the population in their respective districts. The mode of registering the respective ages will be seen from the annexed enumeration of the population of the parish of St James Dover which was yesterday taken and found to contain ..

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BARTON, Thomas, found dead in bed early morning (was infant son of Edward BARTON, smith) Inquest “accidentally overlain”. Father mother and Mrs SPICE the grandmother gave evidence at Liverpool Arms, Townwall Street, Dover (Dover Telegraph May 5 1849 p.8 col.2) BAZELY, A.F. (Mr) – death by accident at sea. Coroner’s inquest report (3/4 column) (son ..

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Discovery on the Western Heights: “A few days since, the workmen on the Western Heights of Dover came to the foundation of a very ancient fort, supposed to have been built about the same time as the castle was. Captain Ford of the Royal Engineers who has the conducting of the works, has given orders ..

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Benjamin BARRETT: life saving award yard boy, presented with Royal Humane Society award for his plucky attempt to save life of P.W.CROFT, a youth (Dover Express 22 Dec 1916 p.3 col.5) Charles BARTER of Dover: life saving award a Gallant rescue of a boy (Dover Express 21 Sep 1923 p.7) -presentation – (Dover Express 9 ..

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Coastguard Station: Townsend Station – beyond Archcliffe Fort, Shakespeare’s Cliff (from Pike’s Dover Blue Book and directory, 1890) RUSSELL, James – Chief Officer LANGABIER, Mrs – General shop GUY, William COGLAND, John HENNINGS, Thomas BUCKLEY, George RUSSELL, John HARRIS, Thomas WINTER, John BOXALL, John MARSH, William OATEN, Albert BASADONA, John Joseph HORN, in his 34th ..

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Benjamin BEALE 1750, invented the bathing machine on wheels that could be pulled in and out of the sea by horses – which pioneered sea bathing. (“Tour through the Isle of Thanet” by Cozens 1793) “DOVER SEA WATER BATHING in a superior stile” respectfully inform the nobility and gentry resorting to Dover and the inhabitants ..

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“Under the spreading chestnut tree The village smithy stands The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands,: And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands” (Henry W.Longfellow) Jimmy Link’s old forge on the corner of London Road, left and Bunkers Hill Road, to the right, near Buckland ..

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photograph by kind permission Dover Museum In the background the Burlington House building under construction in 1972. ‘The demolition of Burlington House would be a long-awaited signal that the St.James area was about to be redev..

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ODDFELLOWS – Annual Festival of the Loyal and Independent Lodge of Oddfellows, Royal Oak Inn, Dover The brethren of the above Order are hereby informed that the Annual Festival of this Lodge will be celebrated on Tuesday next, the 6th instant, at Brother Mecrow’s at the Royal Oak, on which occasion the company of any ..

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