19 July 2012

The Dover Express

Not an express train but a local weekly newspaper, The Dover Express was established in 1858. The British Newspaper Archive now has a long run of 2,317 issues available for searching from January 1875, when it was a four-pager, to December 1949 by which time it had expanded to 12 pages.
The Dover Express circulated across East Kent so look for local and district news from and of interest in Deal, Dover, Canterbury, Folkestone, Shorncliffe (major army facility), and smaller communities. This was the area of some significant coalfields as well as coastal industries.
It continues to publish to this day from offices collocated with those of the Folkestone Herald in Folkestone. Its online presence is at thisiskent.co.uk.

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