Dover, Esplanade 1899

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Caption for Dover, Esplanade 1899: This fine view of Dover's sweeping Esplanade shows bathing machines pulled down near the water. Dominating the scene is the castle, with the Saxon St Mary's Church, together with the Roman lighthouse, in the centre.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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I understand my grand father workedin,orpossibly owned a fishmongers and or grocers aroundabout 1900 can anyone confirm this please and where was it. Was it his own shop or was he an employee Does it still stand ,do any photos exist of it Thankyou John Wells

When my grandfather came down from Liverpool to visit me and my parents in '59, we went for a meal at the Dover Stage. It was one of the most delicious, satisfying meals I've ever had. Can still remember the sense of the taste now, even though I can't remember what the meal consisted of!

I remember this as being the place to go when we were out for the evening. We used to drink vodka and lime and think we were really cool. It used to get packed out and was really modern and trendy in it's day.

I can look back to sunny days and my uncle helping us to collect fools gold at St Margaret at Cliff. Auntie Alice would pack up a picnic and we would take a ride in the car (I can't remember what type) and we would sit down on the beach, I think it was cobbles, I don't remember any sand. We would spend a couple of (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Dover, Esplanade 1899: This fine view of Dover's sweeping Esplanade shows bathing machines pulled down near the water. Dominating the scene is the castle, with the Saxon St Mary's Church, together with the Roman lighthouse, in the centre.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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