The Medieval Royal Palace of Dover Castle, England
Dover Castle, a popular ‘tourism and travel’ destination, is located above the White Cliffs of Dover in the county of Kent of the United Kingdom.Henry II’s central Keep reopened on August 1st, 2009 after “a major transformation by English Heritage to re-create the splendour of a royal court in the late 12th century”. The webpage linked to contains 6 photos with accompanying text: 1) The King’s Hall, Great Hall, or Throne Room (Upper Floor) 2) The King’s Chamber, Bedroom, or Solar (Upper Floor) 3) The Guest Hall, or Lower Hall (Middle Floor) 4) The Guest Chamber, Lower Chamber, or Bedroom (Middle Floor) 5) The Norman Keep, or Great Tower of Dover Castle (Exterior) 6) Dover Castle at Sunset from the Prince of Wales Pier of Dover HarbourDover Castle is a Grade I Listed Building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.Military history and architecture of Dover, Kent, UK.John LatterDover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

The Medieval Royal Palace of Dover Castle, England

Dover Castle, a popular ‘tourism and travel’ destination, is located above the White Cliffs of Dover in the county of Kent of the United Kingdom.

Henry II’s central Keep reopened on August 1st, 2009 after “a major transformation by English Heritage to re-create the splendour of a royal court in the late 12th century”.

The webpage linked to contains 6 photos with accompanying text:

1) The King’s Hall, Great Hall, or Throne Room (Upper Floor)

2) The King’s Chamber, Bedroom, or Solar (Upper Floor)

3) The Guest Hall, or Lower Hall (Middle Floor)

4) The Guest Chamber, Lower Chamber, or Bedroom (Middle Floor)

5) The Norman Keep, or Great Tower of Dover Castle (Exterior)

6) Dover Castle at Sunset from the Prince of Wales Pier of Dover Harbour

Dover Castle is a Grade I Listed Building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Military history and architecture of Dover, Kent, UK.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Dover Castle at Night, Lock and Key to the Kingdom of England
A selecton of six long-exposure photos featuring the iconic Dover Castle, a Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument: 1) Panorama of Dover Castle from the Prince of Wales Pier 2) Constable’s Gateway to Fulbert’s Tower, Western Outer Curtain Wall 3) Fulbert’s Tower from the Counterscarp (Outer Moat Wall) 4) The Canons Gateway and Rokesley’s Tower 5) Guardian of the Road, the Great Tower of Dover Castle 6) Henry II’s Keep from above the Norfolk TowersA final photograph taken during the day enables the reader to identify the locations shown in the long-exposure photos.
Travel, tourism, and vacations: Dover Castle is an English Heritage site with two holiday cottages.Military history and architecture of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom (UK).
John LatterDover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Dover Castle at Night, Lock and Key to the Kingdom of England

A selecton of six long-exposure photos featuring the iconic Dover Castle, a Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument:

1) Panorama of Dover Castle from the Prince of Wales Pier

2) Constable’s Gateway to Fulbert’s Tower, Western Outer Curtain Wall

3) Fulbert’s Tower from the Counterscarp (Outer Moat Wall)

4) The Canons Gateway and Rokesley’s Tower

5) Guardian of the Road, the Great Tower of Dover Castle

6) Henry II’s Keep from above the Norfolk Towers

A final photograph taken during the day enables the reader to identify the locations shown in the long-exposure photos.

Travel, tourism, and vacations: Dover Castle is an English Heritage site with two holiday cottages.

Military history and architecture of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom (UK).

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

 Old St James Church War Memorial, Dover, Kent, England, UK
The church of St James the Apostle was destroyed in World War II, ruins now a monument to the people of Dover (United Kingdom) who endured bombs and shell-fire between 1939-1945. The church is also a Listed Building.
The photo shows the West Door with its pseudo-Norman engraved arch (added in an 1869 Victorian restoration) on the left with the North Tower and its newel (spiral) staircase in the centre.
The recessed south aisle on the right was where the Duke of Wellington, as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, presided over the last Court of Lodemanage in 1851. The Chancery and Admiralty Courts of the Cinque Ports were also held here.
14th Century White Horse Inn separated from the church by Hubert Passage on the far left; churchyard, or cemetery once extended to the right.
This photo is also on Pinterest at Old St James Church War Memorial, Dover, United Kingdom
Dover urban history, architecture, and religion. Travel and tourism (vacations).
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Old St James Church War Memorial, Dover, Kent, England, UK

The church of St James the Apostle was destroyed in World War II, ruins now a monument to the people of Dover (United Kingdom) who endured bombs and shell-fire between 1939-1945. The church is also a Listed Building.

The photo shows the West Door with its pseudo-Norman engraved arch (added in an 1869 Victorian restoration) on the left with the North Tower and its newel (spiral) staircase in the centre.

The recessed south aisle on the right was where the Duke of Wellington, as Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, presided over the last Court of Lodemanage in 1851. The Chancery and Admiralty Courts of the Cinque Ports were also held here.

14th Century White Horse Inn separated from the church by Hubert Passage on the far left; churchyard, or cemetery once extended to the right.

This photo is also on Pinterest at Old St James Church War Memorial, Dover, United Kingdom

Dover urban history, architecture, and religion. Travel and tourism (vacations).

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

An Armada of Hot Air Balloons cross the English Channel in World Record
On Thursday, 7th of April 2011, a Guinness World Records (GWR) bid was made for the greatest number of hot air balloons to cross the Straits of Dover in one flight.Shortly after dawn, fifty-one balloons took off from the village of Lydden near Dover in Kent, England. One broke down before reaching the coast, and then the rest meandered across the English Channel to successfully land along the northern coast of France like a spread of giant shotgun pellets.
Also includes a Victorian colour print commemorating the first hot air balloon flight across the English Channel in 1785.
Aviation, balloons (aircraft), history, travel, and tourism. Other photos whose captions describe Dover are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.  John LatterDover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

An Armada of Hot Air Balloons cross the English Channel in World Record

On Thursday, 7th of April 2011, a Guinness World Records (GWR) bid was made for the greatest number of hot air balloons to cross the Straits of Dover in one flight.

Shortly after dawn, fifty-one balloons took off from the village of Lydden near Dover in Kent, England. One broke down before reaching the coast, and then the rest meandered across the English Channel to successfully land along the northern coast of France like a spread of giant shotgun pellets.

Also includes a Victorian colour print commemorating the first hot air balloon flight across the English Channel in 1785.

Aviation, balloons (aircraft), history, travel, and tourism.

Other photos whose captions describe Dover are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

 Victorian print of 1785 First Hot Air Balloon flight across the English Channel
Jean-Pierre François Blanchard and Doctor John Jeffries (Jefferies, USA) made first hot air balloon crossing from Dover Castle (England) to Guines (Guînes near Calais, France) on 7th January 1785.
Victorian art illustration print by Romanet et cie of Paris 1890-1900.
Photo derived from United States Library of Congress chromolithograph.
Aviation, history, balloons (aircraft).
Also see 2011 English Channel Hot Air Balloons Guinness World Records bid photo.
John Latter
Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Victorian print of 1785 First Hot Air Balloon flight across the English Channel

Jean-Pierre François Blanchard and Doctor John Jeffries (Jefferies, USA) made first hot air balloon crossing from Dover Castle (England) to Guines (Guînes near Calais, France) on 7th January 1785.

Victorian art illustration print by Romanet et cie of Paris 1890-1900.

Photo derived from United States Library of Congress chromolithograph.

Aviation, history, balloons (aircraft).

Also see 2011 English Channel Hot Air Balloons Guinness World Records bid photo.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Steam Locomotives in Dover Priory Railway Station, England
Photographs of three different steam locomotives that have called at my hometown of Dover, Kent, UK:1) The Funeral Locomotive of King George VI
A view of the BR Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70000 Britannia Steam Locomotive hauling the 12-coach “Cathedrals Express” passenger train as she passed through Dover Priory Rail Station at 5.47 pm on Thursday, the 7th of April, 2011.For many years, Britannia had her cab roof painted white. This was to commemorate her pulling the funeral train of King George VI (of “The King’s Speech” film/movie fame) from Norfolk to London following his death on the 6th of February 1952 at Sandringham House, Norfolk.
2) The Oliver Cromwell 70013 Steam Locomotive
The BR Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70013 Oliver Cromwell Steam Locomotive venting steam on Platform 1 at 6.16 pm, Sunday the 3rd of September, 2011. On the left is a British Rail Class 395 Javelin EMU Train (photo link).The Oliver Cromwell is a British Railways standard class 7 (also known as the Britannia class) preserved steam locomotive. The locomotive is notable as one of the four steam locomotives that worked the last British Railways steam railtour (the “Fifteen Guinea Special”) in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban.
3) The Canterbury Tornado 60163 Steam Locomotive
The LNER Peppercorn Class A1 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado Steam Locomotive venting steam on Platform 1 of Dover Priory at 5.47 pm on Saturday, June the 18th, 2011.
Steam locomotives are sometimes called steam trains; railway stations are sometimes called rail stations or train stations.
Urban Dover history, travel, tourism, and transport.
Other photos whose captions describe Dover are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.  John LatterDover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Steam Locomotives in Dover Priory Railway Station, England

Photographs of three different steam locomotives that have called at my hometown of Dover, Kent, UK:

1) The Funeral Locomotive of King George VI

A view of the BR Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70000 Britannia Steam Locomotive hauling the 12-coach “Cathedrals Express” passenger train as she passed through Dover Priory Rail Station at 5.47 pm on Thursday, the 7th of April, 2011.

For many years, Britannia had her cab roof painted white. This was to commemorate her pulling the funeral train of King George VI (of “The King’s Speech” film/movie fame) from Norfolk to London following his death on the 6th of February 1952 at Sandringham House, Norfolk.

2) The Oliver Cromwell 70013 Steam Locomotive

The BR Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70013 Oliver Cromwell Steam Locomotive venting steam on Platform 1 at 6.16 pm, Sunday the 3rd of September, 2011. On the left is a British Rail Class 395 Javelin EMU Train (photo link).

The Oliver Cromwell is a British Railways standard class 7 (also known as the Britannia class) preserved steam locomotive.

The locomotive is notable as one of the four steam locomotives that worked the last British Railways steam railtour (the “Fifteen Guinea Special”) in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban.

3) The Canterbury Tornado 60163 Steam Locomotive

The LNER Peppercorn Class A1 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado Steam Locomotive venting steam on Platform 1 of Dover Priory at 5.47 pm on Saturday, June the 18th, 2011.

Steam locomotives are sometimes called steam trains; railway stations are sometimes called rail stations or train stations.

Urban Dover history, travel, tourism, and transport.

Other photos whose captions describe Dover are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Part 2 of Cruise Ships in Dover Harbour, England, UK
A selection of photographs that show five different cruise ships in the Port of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom:
1) MS Disney Magic and Waasland Sea Barge at Sunrise, Dover Harbour (Disney Cruise Line)
2) MS Seabourn Sojourn at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks (Seabourn Cruise Line)
3) MV Minerva Cruise Ship and medieval Dover Castle (Swan Hellinic)
4) MS AIDAblu Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Western Docks (Aida Cruises)
5) MS Costa Atlantica Cruise Ship just after Daybreak (Costa Cruises: Costa Crociere S.p.A. of Carnival Corporation & plc)
A final photo shows the Admiralty Pier and Western Docks of Dover Harbour at night.
Photography, tourism, travel, and vacations in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.
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Part 2 of Cruise Ships in Dover Harbour, England, UK

A selection of photographs that show five different cruise ships in the Port of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom:

1) MS Disney Magic and Waasland Sea Barge at Sunrise, Dover Harbour (Disney Cruise Line)

2) MS Seabourn Sojourn at Sunrise, Admiralty Pier, Western Docks (Seabourn Cruise Line)

3) MV Minerva Cruise Ship and medieval Dover Castle (Swan Hellinic)

4) MS AIDAblu Cruise Ship at Cruise Terminal 2, Western Docks (Aida Cruises)

5) MS Costa Atlantica Cruise Ship just after Daybreak (Costa Cruises: Costa Crociere S.p.A. of Carnival Corporation & plc)

A final photo shows the Admiralty Pier and Western Docks of Dover Harbour at night.

Photography, tourism, travel, and vacations in Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Dover, England, United Kingdom
A collection of eight photographs featuring St Mary’s Parish Church in the centre of my hometown. 
Brief history: The earliest ruins excavated on this site are those of Roman baths. Next, the Saxons built a small church that was subsequently destroyed in the 1066 Fire of Dover following William the Conqueror’s invasion of England.The Normans then built their own church that must have been completed by 1086 because it is mentioned in the Domesday Book.The Victorians restored the old medieval building in the style of the time (with the exception of the Bell Tower above) between 1843 and 1844.
(More photos of this Church of England listed building are on Panoramio and Pinterest).
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cannon Street, Dover, England, UK: Urban architecture and history.
John Latter
Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Dover, England, United Kingdom

A collection of eight photographs featuring St Mary’s Parish Church in the centre of my hometown. 

Brief history: The earliest ruins excavated on this site are those of Roman baths.

Next, the Saxons built a small church that was subsequently destroyed in the 1066 Fire of Dover following William the Conqueror’s invasion of England.

The Normans then built their own church that must have been completed by 1086 because it is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

The Victorians restored the old medieval building in the style of the time (with the exception of the Bell Tower above) between 1843 and 1844.

(More photos of this Church of England listed building are on Panoramio and Pinterest).

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cannon Street, Dover, England, UK: Urban architecture and history.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

The 1850 Gatehouse of Victoria Park, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

The gothic-style gate house was built at the southern end of “Victoria Park”, a single row of large terraced houses often rented by senior officers of the regiments that were once stationed in Dover.A second photo taken in winter shows the snow-covered houses of Victoria Park below Dover Castle.Some sources give Victoria Park’s date of construction as 1864.Dover, England, UK: Urban architecture, buildings, and history.John LatterDover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

The 1850 Gatehouse of Victoria Park, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom

The gothic-style gate house was built at the southern end of “Victoria Park”, a single row of large terraced houses often rented by senior officers of the regiments that were once stationed in Dover.

A second photo taken in winter shows the snow-covered houses of Victoria Park below Dover Castle.

Some sources give Victoria Park’s date of construction as 1864.

Dover, England, UK: Urban architecture, buildings, and history.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town
The Sundial of St Mary’s C of E Church, Dover, United Kingdom
This “vertically declining” sun dial was added to the south-facing side of the Bell Tower in 1656 during the time of Oliver Cromwell’s English Commonwealth.
A 1914 publication, Ye Sundial Booke by Thomas Geoffrey Wall Henslow, attributes this poem to the dial: 

Ye hours that pass beyond recall Our God hath taken count of all. Determine, then, all time shall be Not wasted, but improved by thee.

Brief history: The earliest ruins excavated on this site are those of Roman baths. Next, the Saxons built a small church that was subsequently destroyed in the 1066 Fire of Dover following William the Conqueror’s invasion of England.The Normans then built their own church that must have been completed by 1086 because it is mentioned in the Domesday Book.The Victorians restored the old medieval building in the style of the time (with the exception of the Bell Tower above) between 1843 and 1844.
(More photos of this Church of England listed building are on Panoramio and Pinterest).
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cannon Street, Dover, England, UK: Urban architecture and history.
John Latter
Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

The Sundial of St Mary’s C of E Church, Dover, United Kingdom

This “vertically declining” sun dial was added to the south-facing side of the Bell Tower in 1656 during the time of Oliver Cromwell’s English Commonwealth.

A 1914 publication, Ye Sundial Booke by Thomas Geoffrey Wall Henslow, attributes this poem to the dial:

Ye hours that pass beyond recall
Our God hath taken count of all.
Determine, then, all time shall be
Not wasted, but improved by thee.

Brief history: The earliest ruins excavated on this site are those of Roman baths.

Next, the Saxons built a small church that was subsequently destroyed in the 1066 Fire of Dover following William the Conqueror’s invasion of England.

The Normans then built their own church that must have been completed by 1086 because it is mentioned in the Domesday Book.

The Victorians restored the old medieval building in the style of the time (with the exception of the Bell Tower above) between 1843 and 1844.

(More photos of this Church of England listed building are on Panoramio and Pinterest).

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Cannon Street, Dover, England, UK: Urban architecture and history.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

 The Old Customs House of Arthur Beresford Pite, Dover Harbour, UK
The Old Customs Watch House, with a green copper belvedere (observation dome, cupola), was designed and built between 1909 and 1911 by British architect, Arthur Beresford Pite.
This two-storey ragstone and granite listed building is located on the South Pier of the Western Docks with the Inner Harbour and English Channel to the south, and the Tidal Harbour of Dover Marina to the north.
Pite discarded convention to create an eclectic and idiosyncratic building that dates from the most creative phase of his career.
Part of the architecture and history of Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
Other images of Dover are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.
John Latter


Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

The Old Customs House of Arthur Beresford Pite, Dover Harbour, UK

The Old Customs Watch House, with a green copper belvedere (observation dome, cupola), was designed and built between 1909 and 1911 by British architect, Arthur Beresford Pite.

This two-storey ragstone and granite listed building is located on the South Pier of the Western Docks with the Inner Harbour and English Channel to the south, and the Tidal Harbour of Dover Marina to the north.

Pite discarded convention to create an eclectic and idiosyncratic building that dates from the most creative phase of his career.

Part of the architecture and history of Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Other images of Dover are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.

John Latter

Queen Elizabeth I’s Pocket Pistol, Long Gun of Dover Castle, England, UK
A 24-foot basilisk (bronze cannon) built 1544 by Jan Tolhuys (Utrecht, Netherlands). 4.75 inch calibre. Given to Henry VIII by Maximilian of Egmont. 1827 carriage made from French guns captured Waterloo 1815.
Once also known as Queen Anne’s Pocket Pistol. Now in Regimental Institute (Naafi Restaurant). Listed Building, English Heritage site. British Army and Royal Artillery.
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Queen Elizabeth I’s Pocket Pistol, Long Gun of Dover Castle, England, UK

A 24-foot basilisk (bronze cannon) built 1544 by Jan Tolhuys (Utrecht, Netherlands). 4.75 inch calibre. Given to Henry VIII by Maximilian of Egmont. 1827 carriage made from French guns captured Waterloo 1815.

Once also known as Queen Anne’s Pocket Pistol. Now in Regimental Institute (Naafi Restaurant). Listed Building, English Heritage site. British Army and Royal Artillery.

History and Travel Photography of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom: More images of Dover UK are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Photo of Church of St Mary the Virgin in Winter, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Bell Tower and clock of St Mary’s parish church, a Church of England, CofE Listed Building in February 2012. Lady Chapel in left-hand aisle, Organ in right. Originally a Roman site: Saxon church burnt 1066, Norman church built before 1086; Victorian restoration 1843-1844. Located Cannon Street, CT16 1BY. Urban Dover Architecture and Medieval History photo.
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John Latter
Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

Photo of Church of St Mary the Virgin in Winter, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Bell Tower and clock of St Mary’s parish church, a Church of England, CofE Listed Building in February 2012. Lady Chapel in left-hand aisle, Organ in right. Originally a Roman site: Saxon church burnt 1066, Norman church built before 1086; Victorian restoration 1843-1844. Located Cannon Street, CT16 1BY. Urban Dover Architecture and Medieval History photo.

Travel Photography of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom: More images of Dover UK are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

A Lost Castle on the White Cliffs of Dover, England, United Kingdon
Over two hundred years ago during the Napoleonic Wars, a ledge was cut into the cliff-face of the White Ciffs of Dover and an unusual two-storey structure built upon it.
In shape, the building was designed to resemble the Keep, or Great Tower of Dover Castle that lay some 2000 yards to the north-east on the far side of the River Dour valley.
This minature castle was not part of the British Army’s super-fortress then being embedded into the hills of the Western Heights, however.
Instead, it was part of a commercial enterprise by Rogers and Stephen Court, two wine merchants who occupied premises in Snargate Street below.
The two brothers also constructed a stacked series of narrow terraced gardens that reached up from sea level on a nearby part of the cliff-face.
The terraced gardens and detached mock-castle - now known as “The Court’s Folly” - were a tourist attraction of their day.
Most people in Dover do not know these ruins exist.
History and Travel Photography of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom: More images of Dover UK are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.
John Latter
Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

A Lost Castle on the White Cliffs of Dover, England, United Kingdon

Over two hundred years ago during the Napoleonic Wars, a ledge was cut into the cliff-face of the White Ciffs of Dover and an unusual two-storey structure built upon it.

In shape, the building was designed to resemble the Keep, or Great Tower of Dover Castle that lay some 2000 yards to the north-east on the far side of the River Dour valley.

This minature castle was not part of the British Army’s super-fortress then being embedded into the hills of the Western Heights, however.

Instead, it was part of a commercial enterprise by Rogers and Stephen Court, two wine merchants who occupied premises in Snargate Street below.

The two brothers also constructed a stacked series of narrow terraced gardens that reached up from sea level on a nearby part of the cliff-face.

The terraced gardens and detached mock-castle - now known as “The Court’s Folly” - were a tourist attraction of their day.

Most people in Dover do not know these ruins exist.

History and Travel Photography of Dover, Kent, United Kingdom: More images of Dover UK are on Panoramio, Pinterest, and YouTube.

John Latter

Dover Blog: The Psychology of a Small Town

A set of six images derived from United States Library of Congress photomechanical prints dated ca. 1890-1900 and originally published by the Detroit Publishing Company, Michigan in 1905.

These richly colored images look like photographs but are actually ink-based photolithographs.

Here are the first three, the whole set can be seen here.

1) The White Cliffs of Dover and English Channel

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(click on the photo to see a larger size) (more info: original webpage)

Looking from Dover harbour’s Eastern Docks towards St Margaret’s Bay that lies on the far side of the right-hand headland.

The pebble beach is part of Langdon Bay where the wreck of the SS Falcon can be seen at low tide.

On the cliff-top above Langdon Bay are advertising hoardings for cross-channel and short sea shipping (coastal trade and passenger ships). The American cereal company, Quaker Oats had two such notices on the cliffs at Dover, although it is not known if this was one of their sites or not.

Before St Margeret’s Bay are Crab Bay and then Fan Bay (where the SS Preussen now rests).

2) The Keep and Constable’s Gateway of Dover Castle

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(click on the photo to see a larger size) (more info: original webpage)

This view is from an upper floor of a school building in Connaught Park that no longer exists. It looks like the two children in the foreground had been asked to pose for the shot: the little girl (right of centre) remained still throughout the exposure but there is distinct movement of the boy’s head (bottom right-hand corner).

The central Keep (or Great Tower) of Dover Castle was built between 1180-1185 by “Maurice the Engineer” during the reign of King Henry II.

Constable’s Tower on the right was originally built by John de Fiennes under William the Conqueror. It was converted into Constable’s Gateway (complete with drawbridge) after the failed 1216 Great Siege of Dover Castle by the French.

3) Dover Sea Front and Beach

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(click on the photo to see a larger size) (more info: original webpage)

On the right, Dover’s Promenade Pier running along the base of the cliffs dates this image to 1893 or after. The body of the World War I heroine, Nurse Edith Cavell was landed here in 1919. The pier was demolished in 1927.

This view is from the Clock Tower end of the beach. The shadows on the buildings of Waterloo Crescent on the left-hand edge of the image indicate it was taken in the late afternoon. The photographer was standing in front of the Prince of Wales Pier which was under construction at that time.

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