Category : Transport

1930 shows the Coffins of the victims of the R101 disaster at Dover, brought back from Boulogne on the “Tempest”. The final flight of the R101 airship ended in disaster on Saturday 4th October 1930: “Full state honours were given to the victims and special trains were laid on to transport them from the crash ..

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BALLOONING 7.1.1785 Jean Pierre BLANCHARD and Dr JEFFERIES crossed the straits of Dover report in Kentish gazette. OVER THE STRAITS IN A BALLOON. On the 17th January, 1785, Mr.Blanchard and Dr.Jefferies crossed from Dover to Calais in a balloon. They pushed off from the Castle Cliff at one o’clock. Soon after the start the balloon ..

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It is unsure if there was an actual “dock” but at one stage there was a daily seaplane flight from Calais to Dover carrying mail (and the occasional passenger). It was not financially successful and failed. Possibly there was a special area of the harbour for the arriving seaplane. There was also a seaplane base, ..

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COMPENSATION – land for the new Railway: John HARVEY and wife Elizabeth, of Dover: compensation case for their interest in a lease of garden and premises known as the ‘Mulberry Tree’ public house at the foot of Shakespeare’s Cliff, held under the Lord of the Manor of Sibertone for 21 years from Jan.1835 at 20 ..

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