OBITUARY: Harry Suters, 1849-1914

THE DOVER EXPRESS AND EAST KENT NEWS FRIDAY, 15 MAY 1914 DEATH OF Ex-P.S. SUTERS. We regret to announce the death, which occurred after an operation at Guy’s Hospital, London, on Monday, of Mr Harry R Suters, of 92 Elms Vale Road. Mr Suters, who was 64 years ofl age, was for 26 years in the Dover Police Force, retiring …

Smuggling in Dover in the 18th and 19th Centuries

The white cliffs soaring high above Dover form a landmark that is visible on all but the darkest of nights. Smuggling was rife in Dover, and by 1745 there were reported to be 400 men involved in the business, with no other obvious source of income. There had been a Customs House in the town since the thirteenth century, and …