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 shillings per year. The site now included in a schedule of lands in the Act of Parliament now required by the Railway Co. for continuance of the line from the opening of the tunnels to the town of Dover. Offer by the Company of £850 but they demanded £2340. Three and half columns report of the case. Witnesseses re. Harvey’s business and market garden. Jury decided on £878.4s.
(Dover Telegraph 14.July 1838 pp. 4 and 5)
RAILWAY WORKS EXPLOSION – an inquest was held at Dover Station on 10 people who died in an accident from an explosion of gunpowder on the works of the South Eastern Railway between Shakespeare and Abbots Cliff Tunnel. (A long report)
(Dover Telegraph 28 Feb 1846 p.8 cols. 2,3,4)