Category : Characters K-S

Lillian Kay died peacefully in her sleep on 4 June 2013 Despite her humble beginning in the Pier District of Dover and the thirteenth child in the family, Lillian considered that she had had a very lucky life. Classified as ‘mentally retarded’, she was the first pupil from Pier Infants School to win a scholarship ..

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Current Lord Warden The Lord Warden and Admiral of the Cinque Ports and Constable of Dover Castle is Admiral the Lord Boyce, GCB, OBE, DL. Lord Boyce Born in 1943, Lord Boyce was educated at Hurstpierpoint College and the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. He joined the Royal Navy in 1961 and rose to the ..

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Few local events have created more public interest than the first aeroplane flight across the English Channel by the little Frenchman Louis Blériot who made the crossing on July 25, 1909. Many thousands of postcards, in a variety of designs, commemorating the event have been sold. Blériot, who made motor car headlamps, won a coveted ..

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Two sketches of a real character of Dover in the past, Louis Pique, an interpreter and tout, who tended to stand out in a crowd as he went about his business, offering to carry luggage for cross-Channel passengers landing at Dover or carrying out other menial tasks for them after an often trying cross-Channel trip! ..

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Mrs Mary WODEHOUSE of Poulton, who died recently at the age of 89, has left 7 sons and daughters, 50 grandsons and daughters, 72 great-grandchildren and one gr-gr-grandchild, total 139 (“A Numerous Succession” Dover Telegraph 13 Apr..

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1624 Sir Edward Cecil April 1660 Edward Montagu August 1660 George Montagu 1661 George Montagu 1670 George Montagu 1673 George Montagu 1674 George Montagu 1679 William Stokes 1685 Arthur Herbert 1689 Sir Basil Dixwell 1690 James Chadwick 1695 James Chadwick 1697 Admiral Matthew Aylmer 1701 Admiral Matthew Aylmer 1710 Sir William Hardres 1715 Admiral Matthew ..

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MR GLADSTONE VISITS DOVER “On Monday Mr Gladstone, accompanied by Mrs Gladstone, Miss Gladstone and Mr W.H. Gladstone, left Harwarden and proceeded by special train to Sandwich, reaching there at 6.20… On Tuesday at 12.30pm, Mr Gladstone left Betteshanger Park for the purpose of fulfilling his engagement at Dover. As the roads were very heavy ..

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  – in her car which bears campaign posters, pictured in Dover outside the Central Garage. The radiator appears to have the year 1926 on it. (Mrs Pankhurst – born 1858 – who campaigned for the vote for women, died in 1928.) The garage pictured was in Cambridge Road, from 1925 onwards, according to street ..

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DEATH OF MRS. HENRY BRENCHLEY: The death occurred on Monday, in her 100th year, of Mrs Henry Brenchley, of 10 Camden Crescent, Dover. Mrs Brenchley, who had been in ill-health for over a year, reached her 99th birthday on Sunday. The widow of Captain Brenchley, who died some 40 years ago, Mrs Brenchley has for ..

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