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Dear Ms Hickey Many apologies. I have changed the entry to read March, I’m sorry for the delay in responding. Best wishes Christine Waterman
Dover Express 22 February 1924. New sub post master duties at St Margaret’s at Cliffe office have now been taken over, at the same premises as before, by Mr Reginald Joseph Gough.
Also Obituary St Margaret’s Parish Magazine 14 April 1977. ( held in Dover Ref Library behind locked glass doors.) Muriel Valentine GOUGH, 31 The Gateway, Dover. Previously of Post Office St Margaret’s. Took over in 1923.
The date of death has been mis-transcribed in the text and should read 28/03/97 (i.e. March NOT February),
My Parents owned Steps Cottage at the time of the storm. All the trees that fell on that awful night missed the house and the green house. We also had to pay to have the trees cut and removed from the steps. My family had owned this house for many many years before this storm.
Thank you! You are right and I have corrected it. We also have an image of his gravestone at https://www.stmargaretshistory.org.uk/catalogue_item/gravestone-of-hickey-blayney-gilbert-1997. I’m grateful for your help Christine Waterman St Margaret’s History Society
Very pleased to help, lovely that you have a location now. St Margaret’s History Society
Hi Thanks for your memory about this. What a terrific name your Aunt’s Father had! There are plenty of images with Villa Griz Nez in them on the site if you put it into the search engine and its still there. St Margaret’s History Society
Thanks for that info Andrew. You don’t remember a name do you of this couple? St Margaret’s History Society
I think the year should say 1997, rather than 1977. I lived next door to the Hickeys in Salisbury Rd during the late 1980s!
My late Grandmother always told me that she had commissioned this window in celebration of the baptisms of her granddaughters.
Thank you so much for this photo. This is the grave of my great-grandmother.
I have an original photo of her grave from around the time of her death, but I had no way of knowing where the grave was located, as the reverse of the photo reads only, “Henry’s mother’s tombstone in England.”
Now I where it is, thanks to you. Much appreciated.
My aunt’s father was Dagwood Cotter. She has happy memories of helping her mother Yvonne Cotter in the tea garden her parents owned. I think their house was called villa Gris Nez? It was on the infamous sharp corner on the road.
When I lived in Martin Mill there were two old people who lived across the road from me. Their son was a road man with Kent Council Council and he lived next door to them. This couple lived at the round house which was always a named stop for service buses.
Thank you for sending this to and for your kind comments Best wishes St Margarets’s History Society
I was given this obituary clipping in 1976 by my Great Aunt Grace Stroud of Marlow, Buckinghamshire. I had visited her a few years before she passed. It was always a valuable keepsake for our family and passed forward information about our families roots in England. Thank you to my mother Grace Gentile/Burden who always tried to teach us about our ancestry, and now my sister Ruth who keeps that tradition alive. And thank you to Saint Margaret’s Village History for keeping this information alive. We are never truly forgotten as long as our families remember us.
I have a picture of the earl of eglington on an earlier voyage
The house in the foreground is no 34 ‘Newhaven’
Thank you. Good to have a name. I have added the comment to the record.
I think this is Betty Young. nee Madge
Dear John Im glad that you enjoyed the illustration of the ‘Invicta’. I’m afraid we only mainly hold material on the village of St Margaret’s near Dover so cannot help you further with the Norfolks, but it looks as if there is material on the internet. Heres a link I found just by putting 7th Norfolks Service in google. There were others. I hope that helps. https://wartimememoriesproject.com/greatwar/allied/battalion.php?pid=6764 best wishes St Margaret’s History Society
Sirs, really enjoyed the details of Invicta ferry, my Great uncle sail on her with the 7th Norfolks Service battalion we believe, sometime in 1915, killed on the Somme at the Hohenzollern Redoubt 13.10.1915, do you have records of when the Norfolks embarked date and any other info’ concerning the Regiment. Thanks v m and kindest rgds John Brooks
Correction William was Principal Keeper from 1956 until his death on 1967
This is the grave of my Grandparents. William was Principal Keeper at South Foreland Lighthouse from 1958 until the time of his death in 1967
I read the list of keepers for South Foreland Lighthouse. My Grandfather William Frederick James Snr was Principal Keeper at the lighthouse between 1958 and 1969. He died in 1969 and is buried along with his wife Kate in the graveyard at St Margaret’s Village
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