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St Margaret's Village History
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Auction particulars of buildings and building sites in Reach Road. 1895
Details of a proposed sale by auction of various properties or land in Reach Road, including the Parsonage Farm House, as advertised in the Dover Express of 23 and 30 August 1895. Auction sale on ...
Bay Hill from Reach Road pond
Notice the small white hut on Sea Street. This was Henry Sproston's (The Chalet) confectioner and tobacconist. Later the hut was used by engineers of Henry Royce (Rolls Royce) and Charles Rolls. The pond in the ...
Bay Hill from Reach Road pond. early 20th century
A sepia postcard published by J B Madge of the Post Office, St Margaret's at Cliffe entitled ' A Peep of Bay Hill, St Margaret's-at-Cliffe' and numbered 2018. The view is taken from the pond ...
Bay Hill from Reach Road pond. postmark 1905
This coloured postcard by J B Madge of St Margaret's at Cliffe is of the top of Bay Hill, with Sea Street leading up to it, from the viewpoint of the pond in the dip ...
Bomb crater in Reach Road 1940
This bomb crater was just beyond Swan's slaughter house, in Reach Road and its size is obvious by comparison with the soldier standing in it. It occurred in the same year, 1940, as those the churchyard.
Brochure for the Heath Court Flats, Reach Road c.1989
A brochure promoting the newly constructed Heath Court Flats on the previous garage site in Reach Road. c1989
Deaths of 11 servicemen in Reach Road on 9th November 1942
Various letters, a death certificate, news articles and extracts from the relevant ARP Wardens Log concerning the deaths of 11 servicemen through shelling, in Reach Road 9th November 1942. Original letter from a relative in file ...
Heath Court Flats, Reach Road under construction. c1988
4549 a - b: The early stages of construction during the building of the Heath Court Flats, previously the site of Handfords Garage and then of St Margaret's Motors. Garages demolished 1988.
Junction of High Street and Reach Road from the church roof. 11 March 1989
Two views from the church roof looking east showing the junction of Reach Road where it joins the High Street. 11 March 1989
Lynn Cottages, Reach Road. 2010
Photographs of Lynn Cottages Nos 1 and 2 taken 5 February 2010.
Postcard with view across Reach Road pond towards Bay Hill. Postmarked 28 July 1911
A postcard from the Frith Series with a view looking across Reach Road pond towards the top of Bay Hill. The card is postmarked 28th July 1911. Descriptive notes are attached
Reach Road pond, pre World War Two
A black and white photograph taken pre World War Two of the pond in Reach Road, looking North with Portal House visible.
Royston, Reach Road, a new build house in the garden. 1987
The construction of a new house nearing completion on what was previously the garden of Royston in Reach Road, November 1987.
St. Margaret's Motors, Reach Road, and its demolition. February 1988
A series of photographs of St Margaret's Motors in Reach Road, previously known as Handfords Motors, just prior to and undergoing demolition during February 1988.
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