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From Dover Express 1 January 1886: Thomas Longley “Her Majesty’s Heaviest Subject”: “There is now living in Dover, a publican named Thomas LONGLEY, who claims to be the heaviest man in Her Majesty’s dominions. He was born in 1848. His parents were both of great size, his father being upwards of six feet high. When ..

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PAPILLON Thomas: April 17th at Acrise, Thomas PAPILLON Esq. aged 82. (Dover Telegraph 21 April 1838 p.8 col.4, Deaths) “The late Thomas PAPILLON Esq. – this truly excellent gentleman whose death it was our painful duty lately to announce has left behind him a name which if a life unblemished (so far as human frailties ..

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  “ PATTENDEN (headstone, one of two removed as a result of overlarge tree in grave – photographed and accompanying article in Dover Express 1908.Grave situated not far from the churchyard wall, along the north side of the church, front of stones facing east, near where the a tree planted by the Queen Mother is ..

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William Burges and Andrew Poynter played leading roles in the Victorian refurbishment of Dover’s historic Maison Dieu founded in 1203. William Burges was one of the most imaginative designers of the 19th century, regarded by many as an eccentric with his passion for Gothic architecture and a taste for rich effects. At the age of ..

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McWHEENEY, William, V.C. We noted the Memorial to this man awarded the V.C. in visit to St James (council) cemetery, Copt Hill, DOVER on Saturday: The Register of the Victoria Cross book 1866 gives this information: William McWHEENEY (or McWHINEY) Sergeant Unit/Force: 1st Bn., 44th Regiment (later The Essex Regiment) Place/Date of Deed: Crimea – ..

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William Rutley Mowll was a coal merchant and for many years a Dover JP. The photo, by Mr Amos, was scanned from a sepia print found pasted into a printed guide book, the Dover Year Book for 1887, edited by John Bavington Jones, and published by the Dover Express in 1888. Mr Mowll was at ..

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