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 …

‘Dover Habour’ – by Thomas Armstrong

  Written in 1942 by author Thomas Armstrong, ‘Dover Harbour’ is a thrilling romance and a splendid piece of historical reconstruction – giving a fascinating glimpse into life in Dover under threat of invasion by Napoleon.  A little heavy at first, but as the story unfolds, it becomes difficult to put the book down. The book tells ‘the story of England …