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1901 census for Sunnydene School, The Droveway, with notes on the Sweatman family
Notes on the 1901 census for Sunnydene School of St Margaret's and the family of William Sweatman and his son George who was the Headmaster of that school.
Auctioneers notice concerning the sale of a piece of land between The Droveway and Bay Hill. August 1895
A transcript of an Auction Notice from the Dover Express August 1895 concerning land for sale with a frontage on The Droveway and with splendid sea views.
Bay Hill House, The Droveway, building work in progress. 15 April 1989
6308: Photograph of Bay Hill House showing entrance to garden and construction work at side of house. 15 April 1989 6309:Photgraph of Bay Hill House building site from Granville Road. Post Office in view at rear ...
Bridge Cottage, The Droveway. early 20th century
A photograph of Bridge Cottage, The Droveway. On the reverse the caption states 'Annie Sharpe Collection. Early to mid 20th century.
Brochure for Kenilworth Hotel, The Droveway. mid 20th century
A brochure produced for the Kenilworth Hotel with the front cover showing a view of St Margaret's Bay looking SW. The Proprietors were Capt. J P Larkin and Miss B G Larkin c. mid 20th century.
Construction work on the Doctor's Surgery at Tara, The Droveway. 1996
Two photographs, one showing initial work under way on the Doctor's surgery at Tara at the junction of The Droveway and Droveway Gardens, and the other shows the expansion work nearing completion in 1996.
Construction work on the Doctor's Surgery Tara The Droveway. March 1996
Two photographs showing reconstruction work underway on the Doctor's Surgery, Tara The Droveway on 8th March 1996.
Extract from 'Grace and Favour' by the Duchess of Westminster, Loelia Ponsonby
An extract from the 'Grace and Favour' magazine written by Loelia Ponsonby, Duchess of Westminster, mentioning her dislike of staying at St Margaret's. Her parents originally owned 'Bloms' in The Droveway before selling and buying ...
Franconia, The Droveway up for sale 9 April 2011
Two photographs of the bungalow Franconia which was at the end of The Droveway and was for sale through Estate Agents Marshall & Clarke, photographs taken 9th April 2011. Now demolished.
Front of the Chapel, Convent of the Annonciade
A copy of a black and white photograph of the front of the chapel of the Convent of the Annonciade in St. Margaret's Bay.
House names of the north side in The Droveway. June 2004
A list of house names on the north side of The Droveway, drawn up by Ruth Nicol, in June 2004
Information on Boulton Paul Aircraft. builder of La Maisonette, The Droveway.
A document headed 'Boulton Paul Aircraft Ltd of Wolverhampton'. Originally opened by William Moore in 1797 in Norwich, it changed names several times and produced a variety of goods. They also became famous for the ...
Kilmorie, The Droveway. Notes and information 1911-1930
Two typewritten pages of extracts from the Dover Express & East Kent News covering the period 1911 - 1930 and the events at Kilmorie, and sale of effects at the premises by Messrs Worsfold and ...
List of house names on the south side of The Droveway. June 2004
A list of house names on the south side of The Droveway from Bockhill Farm Cottage to Bay Hill House, drawn up by Ruth Nicol, June 2004
Madge's Lock Up Garages, The Droveway. early 20thc
Black and white photograph featuring a building advertising Madge's Lock Up garages in The Droveway. Many summer visitors to the village wanted to garage their cars whilst here on holiday and so there was a ...
Newhaven, The Droveway, 1924-1965
Typed list of entries regarding owners from 1924 and 1965 referring to the property named Newhaven in The Droveway, Also notes concerns furniture and effects up for auction in 1921. The Auction to be held on ...
One of the shops in The Droveway being used as a temporary Doctor's Surgery.1996
Two photographs of the shops in The Droveway being used as the temporary Doctor's Surgery whilst Tara, the existing Surgery, is being reconstructed. 1996
Penlee School, The Droveway, photograph of pupils. 1906
Front and reverse of a black and white postcard featuring an image of Penlee School in the Droveway from the rear. Appears to be the original from which item 2648 was generated (enlarged version).
Postcard showing the Convent of the Annunciation in The Droveway, sent to Mrs Newman. postmarked 30 October 1906
A postcard from the JB Madge series showing The Convent of the Annunciation in The Droveway. It is postmarked 30 October 1906 and addressed to Mrs Newman of Ponders End Middlesex.
Site of Kilmorie, The Droveway, destroyed by a direct hit in WW II. 2009
Four photographs taken in 2009 showing the site alongside Shelley's Tea Rooms where the house Kilmorie stood before destruction by a direct hit in WW II
The Convent of the Annonciade, The Droveway
A photocopy of a picture showing the front of the 'Chapell Convent of the Annonciade', The Droveway. Early 20th century.
The Droveway and Penlee School. postmark 1909
Front and reverse of a colour postcard featuring The Droveway, St Margaret's Bay. Postmarked 26 August 1909.
The Droveway Pharmacy, The Droveway. External view of 1984 and internal view of 1986
Two photographs of The Droveway Pharmacy, which was situated at the Sea Street end of The Droveway. One shows the exterior in 1984 when Eddie Cresswell was the pharmacist, and the other is of the ...
The Droveway, showing Penlee School on the left with the tennis courts to the right. c1910
A postcard of Penlee School, which closed in 1919, in The Droveway with the tennis courts to the right.
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