Category : Trades & Occupations

BRICKLAYERS WANTED IMMEDIATELY SIX JOURNEYMEN BRICKLAYERS, and SIX LABOURERS, to build a large Oil Mill at Charlton next Dover where they may have constant employ and good wages. Enquire of Mr Horn, Buckland, near Dover (Kentish Gazette 2 March 1802 ..

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Coal – Kent Coal Race, by Bob Hollingsbee NEARLY a century ago, when the Kent Coalfield was under development by a number of share-floating companies, all kinds of stories were circulated in the Dover, Deal and Folkestone area to get publicity and persuade speculators to buy shares in the venture. There was talk of brickfields ..

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DENTISTS: Mr MUMMERY – Castle Street, Dover – Dentist Advertisement – Extraction of teeth under Ether (Dover Telegraph 27 Feb 1847 p.1 col.1) Mr BARNARD, Surgeon-Dentist, 13 Marine Parade, Dover: advert for extraction of teeth “from inhaling the vapour of ether” (Dover Telegraph 6 Feb 1847 ..

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DOVER MARINERS – a random selection of Seamen’s tickets (1785 – 1831) (includes some pilots, coastguards, and merchant and royal navy seamen) George AUSTEN born Dover Kent 19 Oct 1799 Capacity: Over sea Pilot (sic) 5-ft 4 and half inches; Complexion: fair Hair: Brown; Eyes blue; Marks: scar on forefinger of right hand and little ..

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George Fox the baker’s shop in Queen Street with three of the handcarts with which they distributed their bread and other confectionery, pre-1935. The Fox family appear to have been bakers for at least three generations, local directories revealing that back in 1917 George had a shop higher up the street, and a Thomas D. ..

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“The Family of the Igglesdens” from written notes, among Dover Baptist Church records “Mr John Igglesden was a native of Tenterden Kent, was brought up to the sea where he employed the first part of his life after he arrived to the age of 18 years, before this he lived in country service. He was ..

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Lace-Makers and artizans of similar trades with families from Nottingham and other towns arrived here to embark for France, particularly Calais and Lisle – by promises of high wages and work” (Emigration of British Artizans” Cinque Ports Herald 22 April 1826 ..

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The Dover Express, on Friday July 18, 1902, reported the death the previous Tuesday, of Joseph Thomas Friend, who founded the Dover Express newspaper, in August 1858. It was Joseph who sold the paper to John Bavington Jones, in 1873. Aged only 71, Joseph was living in Pencester Road, Dover and had been an invalid ..

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