A-Z of Dover: Places-People-History (Paperback)

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Dover has been an important port since before Roman times. The closest point to continental Europe, both the Romans and the Normans left their imprint on Dover when they invaded the country. Evidence of its role in front line of our defences through the ages can be seen today and the town has also witnessed many British embarkations. In A-Z of Dover author Jeff Howe explores Dover’s fascinating history, including some famous personages such as Elgar who lived in Dover and lesser known characters who shaped the town amongst whom are a Victorian archaeologist vicar and a literary entrepreneur who published ‘pocket’ histories of Dover. Readers will discover unusual places such as the cavernous oil tanks cut into the cliffs to supply warships during the Second World War and less well-known associations such as military style orphanage for wayward boys set up by General Gordon of Khartoum, and forgotten events such as the Dover Show for livestock. The changing face of Dover is also recorded in many lost buildings and structures over the years, not least the changes carried out by the local authority’s Eyesore Clearance Programme in the 1970s.This fascinating A-Z tour of Dover, its interesting people, places and historic events, is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this coastal town in Kent.

About the Author

Jeff Howe, B.A. (HONS), M.A. is a local historian having research interests in the history of Dover and is a founding member of Dover’s Western Heights Preservation Society and co-author of two books on the history of Dover. In 2018 he had an article published in Archaeologia Cantiana, the Kent Archaeological Society journal. This was about Dover’s 16th century harbour. Current research interests include Dover’s Sun Fire insurance policy holders in the town’s 18th century Pier District. Other interests include early 20th century art and artists, and early recorded sound.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781398105829
ISBN-10: 1398105821
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: February 15th, 2023
Pages: 1
Language: English
Series: A-Z