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A class at their desks inside the National School. 1956
A photograph of a class of children sitting at their desks at the Old School in KIngsdown Road in 1956.
Army recruitment papers for Thomas William Nobbs. 15 October 1897
Photocopy of Military Recruitment Papers for Thomas William Nobbs 15th October 1897, who lived in Paardeberg, Kingsdown Road and was later the village postman.
Auctioneer's catalogue for the sale Bockhill Farm and cottages in Kingsdown Road, Reach Road, Station Road etc. 1932
Auction to be held by Messrs. Worsfold & Hayward on 8 September 1932. Details of 12 lots, including Bockhill Farm, and houses in Kingsdown Road. .
Ballardowgan (now South by East), 89 Kingsdown Road. Barnes family history, photographs and documents.
1st image is an article by Carol Jackson in August 2009 re Lucy Barnes and Frederick Charles Barnes who lived in Ballardowgan No 89 KIngsdown Road from 1911-1918. 2nd image is a copy of the marriage ...
Barn at Street Farm as viewed from Chapel Lane
Sepia photograph of Street Farm, now long gone, with 4 unidentified people. Viewed from Chapel Lane near the junction with Kingsdown Road. Date unknown
Bowls Club Team. c1900
Black and white photograph featuring a group of 10 men, pictured with bowls at their feet and a blackboard showing a score of 28. Names written on the photograph identify them as: Back row - left ...
Children and their mothers at the National School, Kingsdown Road in the 1970s
A photograph of primary age children and their mothers enjoying drinks and cakes at the National School in the 1970's.
Fire at Street Farm on 10th November 1908
Press report of a fire at Mr Laslett's farm (Street Farm) taken from the Dover Express 13th November 1908 edition. Top black and white photograph shows the farmyard the day after the fire.
Group photograph of teacher and class taken at the National School in 1958
A photograph of 31 boys and girls with their teacher taken in the playground of the National School in Kingsdown Road 1958.
Kingsdown Road in the snow; Chapel Lane pond in the snow.1939
The Kingsdown Road photograph shows on the left the then recently built ( 1936) Anvil and Forge Cottages - brick built semi detached houses and a rare shot of the 19th C field wall which ...
Memories of Stephen Phillips between the years 1921 to 1939
Memories in picture and note form of Stephen Edward Lloyd Phillips between the years 1921 and 1939. Includes holidays at St Margaret's and of the houses Platte Seline and Hogs Bush in Kingsdown Road and Holly ...
OS map 1862-1872 showing location of the National School St Margaret's at Cliffe
Photocopy of this 1st Series OS Map Location of the National School is shown in Cuckold's Row, later to become Kingsdown Road
Postcards and photographs found in Rose Cottage, Kingsdown Road
Photographs and postcards of women and children, both dates and identities unknown.
Reconveyance of 5 messuages and land in Kingsdown Road. 9 March 1899
Handwritten Re-conveyance of mortgage and 5 messuages from Mrs Rebecca Woodruff to Mr Arthur Harby on 9th March 1899 at St Margaret's, concerning property in Kingsdown Road.
Sound File: Wartime childhood and schooldays at East Langdon and St Margaret's; Coronation carnival 1953 .
An extract of an interview by Tony Marsh talking to Maria Fitzgerald about his memories of WW2 and of attending firstly East Langdon school by bus in wartime as the village school was shut, including ...
The Friend family formerly of No 7 Kingsdown Road
a) Edith Elizabeth Friend with daughters Emily Ellen & Gwendoline May (c1906) b) Edith Elizabeth Sherland married Harry Friend c) Harry Friend d) Emily Ellen Friend born 22.08.1903 e) Frances Skeer with grandparents Harry & Edith Friend f) c1946, Frances ...
The Paper House or Platte Seline, Upper Freedown 1898 to 1945
A series of photographs contained in a folder about The Paper House (1898 - 1945). The pages are numbered 50 to 61. Platte Seline, the Paper House, was located at the Upper Freedown in Kingsdown Road ...
Thomas William Nobbs and family of Paardeburg, Kingsdown Road
Handwritten information on the family of Thomas William Nobbs, village postman, of 'Paardeburg', Kingsdown Road, the family, marriages, baptisms, burials, 1911 census, appointments, electoral roll etc.
Thomas William Nobbs. 1900-1930s
A handwritten transcript of information from census returns, marriage, baptisms etc. of Thomas William Nobbs and family of 'Paardeburg', Kingsdown Road, village postman 1900-1930's.
Wallace Newman Charlie Burden and George Chapman outside The Forge in Kingsdown Road. 1905
A photograph taken in 1905 outside the blacksmith's in Kingsdown Road, with Wallace Newman, Charlie Burden and George Chapman.
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