Do you recognise these ladies?

Can you identify the people in this photograph? It has a photographer's studio embossed on it, revealing that it was taken in Dover, Kent, England, between 1917 and 1920. It was found in a family house clearance, and it may have belonged to Alice West, born 24 Feb 1873 at Dover to William West and... Continue Reading →

Expensive Cherries

East Kent Gazette - Saturday 19 July 1947 Expensive Cherries. — At Chatham on Monday, Albert Victor Moore (27), of 11, Pudding Road, Rainham, Peter Davies (26), of 335, High Street, Rainham, and George Albert Cook (26), 57 Brown Street, Rainham, all pleaded guilty to having stolen seven pounds of cherries, value 10s. 6d., the... Continue Reading →

The hand grenade explosion

Image above: A female worker inspects Mills hand grenades in a British factory during the First World War. Wikimedia Commons. Public Domain.  Dover Express 3 Nov 1916 Yesterday afternoon the Borough Coroner (Mr. Sydenham Payn) held an inquest on the body of the little girl, Edith Ellen Hanson, who was on July 19th last injured... Continue Reading →

Cavalry Foot Soldiers

The Household Battalion was an infantry battalion of the British army during the Great War. It was formed in September 1916 from the reserves of the Household Cavalry regiments (the 1st Life Guards, 2nd Life Guards and the Royal Horse Guards) to help fill the every-increasing demands for infantry on the Western Front. Considerable effort... Continue Reading →

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