Dover Memories

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Lived in Dover 1950 went to school in Guston just two classes/teachers Mrs Mills in charge, lived opposite Burgoyne Heights houses gone now wonderful memories, came to Dover from Smethwick Stepfather was in Army at the Castle ( Royal Enniskilling Fusilliers),been back its changed so much i remember the seafront houses still had rooves misses (war damage)..John Leavesley 07532253533

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 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)

My grandparents, Jabez Smith and Kate his wife owned the post office in Coombe Valley Road, formerly Union Road, before and during the war. Their daughter Rose Moss (my Mother) ran it from the age of sixteen. They also owned and lived in The Bungalow just  a half a mile east of St Radiguns Abbey ruins. Apparently it is still (...Read full memory)

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

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.