over Dover Castle.
lived in Dover all my life, traced my ancestors in the town
back to the reign of Elizabeth I and always been interested
in local history, a tribute site to Dover seemed a good
idea. I have a large collection of old postcards and photographs
of the town and many books on local history, which I have
collected over the years.
I have used the old postcards and pictures to illustrate
the site, supplemented with new photographs I have taken
myself. The text I have researched using books from my collection,
supplemented by the resources of Dover
Library's excellent Local Studies Library.
This site is by no means meant to be an exhaustive history
of Dover but hopefully it will prove useful as a starting
point for anyone wanting to explore the facinating history
of this ancient town.
To people passing through
There is more than just the Port, so stop a while and look
around. Your interest will be rewarded.
To local people I say:-
Much of Dover's past has been destroyed
by war or swept away in a frantic quest for modernisation,
but much still remains. If you take a little time to look
into Dover's past you will find that you live in a town
with a rich and colourful history. While the present is
important, as Dovorians we have a past to be proud of -
and to live up to.
If you have any comments about the site you can e-mail
me. Please note that if you wish to contact
places/organisations mentioned on this site you need to
find out their email address - if I know this I have included
it on the information pages.
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