News & Views of Dover & Deal

East Kent Local History Pages

News & Views
of Dover, Deal, Folkestone, Sandwich and the surrounding villages

Picture count now over 800 Maintained by Bill Beer

Total page count over 350 pages

Please Note: The Dover section of the site has been moved due to lack of space - this should not affect the way you view the site, but it will enable us to continue to add new pages and to update the existing pages with information from old Dover books.

Copyright Notice

All of the photographs on these pages are original and are copyright (1999-2008) Bill & June Beer, except where otherwise stated.  They may not be reproduced for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the prior written permission of the owners of the copyright.  You may copy them for personal use ONLY to illustrate your family history provided that the copyright is acknowledged and that they are not used in any publication.

Dover Many Dover pages now updated with historical information from John Bavington Jones' Perambulation of 1907 and Annals of 1916 (and later reprint).
Tragic Family The Whitfield couple who outlived 11 grandchildren (NEW 10/9/2010)
Deal Pictures of Deal and Walmer, then and now
War Memorial Deal & Walmer War Memorial in hospital
Kingsdown Pictures of Kingsdown, then and now
Folkestone Pictures of Folkestone, then and now (updated 10/8/2010)
Villages Pictures of East Kent villages, including Alkham, Coldred, Littlebourne, Shepherdswell, Stourmouth and Temple Ewell
Eastry Eastry village and church
Sandwich Town and port of Sandwich, and its churches
Mining A brief history of mining in East Kent, with pictures of the mines then and now
Cinque Ports The Cinque Ports and the Lords Warden
Royal Marines  
Weights & measures  
Local books  


KFHS Deal & District Branch News (opens in new window)
Links to other local and family history sites
Look here for a list of London Transport staff who were killed in action in WW2
Beer Family Family history web pages - (opens in new window)

These pages are constantly under development and we would appreciate your feedback.  The site contains a large number of pages illustrated with photographs of the old parts of Deal, Dover, Sandwich and the surrounding villages.  More pages are being added as we get the material and the time to develop it.

If there is any specific place in East Kent that you would like to see pictures of, please let us know and we will try to add it to the site.

We are also happy to accept pictures and stories for inclusion on the site from anyone who would like to make a contribution.  We will credit all contributions unless asked not to do so.  We ask only that the material is not subject to copyright (e.g. professional photographs) and that the pictures are scanned at a resolution of at least 300 dpi (jpeg format please).

NOTE: Due to the number of photographs on these pages, they may take a long time to load with slow modems.  We have tried to keep loading time under 60 seconds at 28.8k

To reduce the loading time on some pages, we have slightly reduced the quality of the images.  Please let us know if you think the quality is below standard.

However, if you are interested in Deal and Dover, we think the pictures are worth waiting for.  If you want to speed up loading of the pages, switch off the "show pictures" option on your browser before loading the pages; you will then be able to select the pictures you want to see by right-clicking the mouse over the picture icon and selecting "show picture" from the pop-up menu.

These pages have been designed to work with any browser.  If you experience any problems with viewing the pages, please let us know.

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