Ferry captain Nick Jones helped carry a pilgrim staff

Take a look back at another unforgettable year! 2021 started with England entering its third nationwide lockdown and restrictions on social contact were not lifted until June 21.

At the local level, people took up the challenges and continued to support their communities.

Enjoy some of the positive stories from around Dover in our annual review.

The show will continue thanks to Dover Rotarians and local supporters

Funds have been raised to safeguard the future of the Dover Film Festival.

The annual festival features the latest local film as well as a compilation of period footage from a chosen year.

To read the full story, click here.

Mr Dover: Cliff Top Concerts with Jazz Legend Chris Barber

Our favorite Dover columnist, Terry Sutton, has shared a plethora of local stories over the past year.

After the death of musician Chris Barber, Terry recalled a summer evening at Langdon Cliffs.

To read the full story, click here.

Back on an incredible year of work by Together4Dover

Charley Muggridge makes a food delivery

A force of volunteers in Dover, set up in response to the pandemic, has declared itself ready to act if another crisis hits the city

Michelle Legumi, of the Beacon Church, said: “Together we have all made a difference in Dover!”

To read the full story, click here.

Virtual dive reveals 300-year-old Dover shipwreck

The Stirling Castle Wreck Site | Credit: Richard Endsor

Explore the Goodwin Sands wreck from the comfort of your own home.

A new virtual dive course offers a fascinating glimpse into the last rest of an 18th century warship.

To read the full story, click here.

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Captain of Dover assists pilgrim staff on their journey to Rome

Ferry Captain Nick Jones

A symbolic pilgrim’s staff, left high and dry by Covid restrictions, was helped along the way by a ship captain from Dover.

The artisan staff departed Canterbury Cathedral on June 15 for a 3,200 km journey to Rome.

To read the full story, click here.

World Photography Day: Images of Dover through the years

Dame Vera Lynn opened the Hellfire Corner at English Heritage in 1990

To mark World Photography Day on August 19th, we delved into the Mirrorpix archives and found some great old photos of the Dover area.

Photos of an LGBT + pioneer in the 1950s until the last cross-Channel hovercraft flight – and many more.

To read the full story, click here.

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