This is the website of The Friends of Dover Castle.  UPDATED  16/11/2019  

NEWSLETTER Winter 2019 


Next event - Dover Castle Fundrasing Carol Concert

Sunday 8th December 2019 at 4pm  - St Mary In Castro Church



We are a not for profit membership association set up to support and promote Dover Castle. We are a registered charity and are completely voluntary - all our activity is completely voluntary - without volunteers we simply would not exist.


Dover Castle known as 'The Key to England' has over 2000 Years of History, from an Iron Age fort, Roman lighthouse and Saxon church to the Castle that is seen today with the massive Great Tower built by Henry II.

Dover Castle is one of the greatest and most famous of European fortresses, its position as a frontier defence ensuring it an important place in British history. Dover Castle strategically sited, guarding the nearest landing point to mainland Europe, made it an emphatic statement of medieval royal power, highly visible across the Straits of Dover. Its unbroken active service as a castle and fortress stretches over more than nine centuries, from the invasion of William the Conqueror to the age of the nuclear missile, from the autumn of 1066 to 1958.


This year, our AGM will also see the launch of our Dover Castle Exhibition where I am hoping many artists and craftists will take advantage of submitting some of their work to be on display in this wonderful venue.  Exhibition 

See under Events for Art Exhibition Catalogue


Our current projects are Constables Tower and Join Us - Join in.  The latter resulted in us being awarded a DDC LOcal Community Grant of £500 which we have put to good use purchasing equipment to help us increase membership. 


We have also been accepted as a Local Good Cause in the new Dover Lotto about to be launched which hopefully will be a good fundraiser for local charities such as ourselves.  Please register with us and sign up to buy tickets as we will then earn 50p for every ticket sold. Dover District Council will be the organisers of this but they will not make money from this lottery other than a proportion will go towards increasing the Community Grants scheme. 


COMMITTEE MEMBERS NEEDED  - see on Committee page


Dover Lotto  

Our Dover Lotto Webpage



All contact and communication with The Friends should be directed in the first instance to the  Chairman - Graham Hutchison - email


AGM 6th April 2019 4pm Constables Tower


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Site last revised  11/07/2019

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