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.


The AGM was held recently on Saturday 21st January 2017 in the NAAFI Restaurant where those attending were treated to a Cream Tea.  We also had a special Guest appearance of Michael Clinch who gave a very interesting and informative talk on the work of Kent Underground Research Group.


Also at the AGM the Chairman, Graham Hutchison launched the Anniversary Tours programme of events and tours - see under Anniversary Tours. Graham is organising at least one event per month throughout 2017 in commemoration of our 30th Anniversary. It really is a great time to be member of the Friends



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


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