The monthly newsletter for Members and Friends of S & C H S.

Issue Three Vol. 2021

Welcome to Issue 3 of the History Society’s 2021 newsletter, intended to keep members and friends fully up to date with what’s going on behind the scenes while we are unable to hold our regular meetings.


Member’s Nights

Following our successful feature held on the 25th February, by our very own Keith Roberts, we will be presenting another short programme on the 25th March.

This will be about the ‘History of Long Lane’.


February Report

Looking forward to the Big History Day in September (hopefully), research has started into this year’s topic – ‘Public Houses of Shepherdswell & Coldred’.

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook pages for more information about this key event in our calendar.

As last month, the Committee has continued to focus on Three Barrows Down with a number of online meetings with key parties in order to progress this project.


100 Years Ago

Our article, taken from the Dover Express & East Kent News, dated the 4th March 1921.



The “new bungalow” refers to ‘Hazelton’. Effie was the daughter of Thomas Stone, whose brother Henry was the last landlord of the Leather
Bottle public house on Moon(s) Hill. Effie became an Auxiliary Nurse and married Albert Lamdin in 1947 at Lambeth, London and died in 1977.


The photo below shows Major Astor and Lady Violet Astor around 1920.

Major Astor would become MP for Dover in 1922, for 23 years, and owner of The Times newspaper. He was an Olympic gold medallist, winning the Rackets doubles in 1908. During World War One he lost a leg and later became a Lieutenant-Colonel. He would become Baron Astor of Hever in 1956.

Lady Violet Astor was the daughter of Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 4th Earl of Minto, Viceroy and Governor-General of India and Governor General of Canada. Her first husband, Lord Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice, was killed in action on 30th October 1914 in World War I. She was awarded the Venerable Order of St John for her worldwide mission “to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to act to enhance the health and well-being of people anywhere in the world.”



This month, a word wheel, All words must contain the central letter, words must be at least 4 letters and no proper nouns.

The first person to find the 9 letter word and send it to or drop it through my letterbox at 47 Westcourt Lane wins a box of chocolates.

There was no winner last month and although I would like to say it will be a rollover, I can’t. The chocolates have been consumed, by ahem… unknown persons (Chris did it).

30 words = Fair, 40 words = Good, 50 words = Very Good, 55 = Excellent, 60+ = Deity



Are you doing any research at the moment or do you want to start?

It would be great if you had something to share and if you want some help starting or help along the way, we have some gifted minds who might be able to help.

So just ask.


This Month’s Photo & Quote

This month’s photograph was taken in 1975 and shows Ashford Garage.

This was situated on the corner of Eythorne Road and Meadow View Road.

Originally sited opposite Hazelton for a few years before being moved to here.

It was initially called Shepherdswell Engineering and was started by Mr. Barnard (Barnards Gardens).


“God cannot alter the past, though historians can.”

Samuel Butler


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