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St Margaret's Village History
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A copy of H Jewell's wartime memories
Some wartime memories from St Margaret's Bay by H Jewell 1939 - 1942 including the bombing and repair of the village church, living in the Cliffe tavern and the Red Cross
A short account of the 18th Century village Vicar, The Rev. Richard Marsh.
A copy of a typewritten account of the 18th century Vicar, The Reverend Richard Marsh as taken from Colonel Cavenagh's notes.
A view of St Margaret's Church showing a northerly aspect. c1900
A postcard of the church of St Margaret of Antioch showing the northerly aspect It is dated around 1900
An Address by the Parish Council, presented to Mr Akers Douglas MP at the Village Church steps. 1904
Taken from Col. Cavenagh's scrapbook. His entry reads: 22nd September 1904. Mr Akers Douglas our MP (St Augustine's Division), was presented with an Address by the Parish Council at the Church steps. This was followed by ...
An article and a letter concerning WW2 wartime damage to St Margaret's Church by W Cocks
An article from a war - time resident ( W Cocks) describing their experiences in St Margaret's during the war; and a letter from Ruth Nicol correcting misinformation concerning bomb damage to the church.
Carved stone fragments in St Margaret's
Two photographs showing carvings of a Fleur de Lys-shaped stone. 858a: In the lower churchyard wall on the High Street. 858b: A section of flint wall behind a shed at Pine Edge, Bay ...
Extract from the ARP Warden's Log, 25th November 1940, listing shell damage to the south wall of church
The second occassion on which the church was damaged in WW2. An extract, with photograph, taken from the ARP Warden's Log of 25th November 1940, which lists that shell damage was sustained to the south wall ...
Induction Service for the Reverend Christopher Wayte at St Margaret of Antioch Church, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe. December 1985
Internal view of Zeebrugge Memorial Window St Margaret's Church - 26 February 1988
Internal view of the Zeebrugge Memorial Window after installation in the south aisle of St Margaret's Church. 26 February 1988
Order of Service for Induction of Rev Christopher Wayte 20th December 1985
The Form of Service for The Institution by the Bishop of Dover and The Induction by The Rural Dean of The Reverend Christopher Wayte as Vicar of the St Margaret's Benefice on the 20th December ...
Report and photographs of bomb damage to west door of the church,14th August 1940
A report from the village ARP log and photographs of bomb damage outside the west door of the church, which occurred on the 14th August 1940. The Reverend Cartman and others are seen at work around ...
Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Hobbs RFC
Second Lieutenant Geoffrey Hobbs age 19. The first WW1 airman to die at Dover, buried in St Margaret's churchyard. His original 1915 grave marker has recently been restored by the St Margaret's History Society with ...
Sketch map location of the seven Commonwealth War Graves in St Margaret's Churchyard
This map shows where the seven Commonwealth War Graves are located in the village churchyard. Prepared by Alan Poole.
St Margaret's church congregation. C1953
Photographs thought to have been taken at the service to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II coronation in 1953. Some of the congregation pictured in the third photograph have been identified: From front row to back row Row ...
United Benefice Church Service to commemorate VE Day 7th May 1995 held in St Margaret's Church with wartime memories
A copy of the United Benefice Matins Service to commemorate VE Day on the 7th May 1995 at the Parish Church of St Margaret of Antioch. There is a copy of the prayers for the day. There ...
Vicar and church choir in St Margaret's Church. C1953
Reverend Wynne (first two photographs) and Reverend Richards (last two photographs) with the church choir in the village church. Thought to be part of the Coronation celebrations in 1953.
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