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We have produced the First Ever Dover Castle Calendar. This is a limited edition exclusive - only 100 have been printed and all the images are by local amateur photographers. It is actually a beautiful calendar - size A3 so it is quite large and with plenty of space to write your appointments etc.

They can be obtained from the chairman

They will be on sale at our Quiz Night on Wednesday 15th November and at other Christmas fayres - of which I will notify you as and when I have the details.  I am happy to make local delivery (Dover area) but you don't want to miss out on this great opportunity to own a lovey Dover Castle Calendar - where all the images are of Dover Castle and of things within Dover Castle.


The Winners of the Photography Competition and whose images now adorn the Calendar were - Shelagh Wright, Edwin Bond, Matt Hayward, Arnolda Vaitkute, Brian Vanderveen. Chairman Graham Hutchison also provided some of the images in the Calendar.





Fortress Dover Community Remembrance Concert
Saturday 25th November 2017 4pm-5.30pm
St Mary’s in Castro, Dover Castle

Fortress Dover and Maddie4Music present a free community concert for remembrance featuring the community choir.
Members of the local community have come together over summer under the expert direction of Maddie4Music to rehearse songs for an event aimed at commemorating the First World War.
Maddie and her team have also put together a wonderful programme of authentic additional acts to support the choir in what promises to be a moving concert.

Tickets are free and to ensure we have enough seats available we ask that you email your intention to attend, with the number of tickets you require, to the Community Events Coordinator on




Alongside our Fortress Dover Community Remembrance Concert on 25 November MaddieMusic is launching a poetry competition for adults and children with prizes for the winners which will be presented at the concert. The winners will be able to read their poem as part of the concert too if they are free or have someone else read it. See the details below.
We are looking for poems on any of the following topics:
Recruitment to serve in the war
Death and Loss
You can use World War 1 as the theme or not, your choice, but must pick one of the topics above as the subject of your poem.
Poems must not have been published previously, or have appeared on a website or broadcast, or been accepted for publication elsewhere. Entries must be the original work of the poet, in English, and no longer than 30 lines.
The closing date for entries is 15 November and entries should be clearly labelled with the topic (e.g. War or Hope) and be emailed to with your name (and age if under 18) We look forward to seeing your lovely poems and hearing the winning entries as part of our concert!
The judging panel will include Graham Hutchison Chairman of the Friends of Dover Castle [and residents of two local care homes] Madeleine Cordes and Pamela Mudge-Wood






I am pleased to advise members that we have been donated 20 copies of a new novel by American writer Elizabetta Holcomb who is currently publishing a series titled Dover's Amalgam, which are based around Dover Castle.  The first in the series is The Guardian. I now have copies of the sequel - Category Jeremy.   These have been advertised on Amazon at £8.95 each but I am able to offer these at £5 per copy to members on a first come, first served basis.  All proceeds will be spent at the Castle - towards projects enhancing the visitor experience.  To get your hands on a copy please email me - 






In partnership with Dover Youth Theatre, Dover Castle is hosting two performances during the evenings of Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd July at 7.30 pm.  It is essential you book for what promises to be a popular    event.  email to 

The Dover Youth Theatre put on an excellent performance at the Castle in April to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday - on a freezing cold and windy evening - hopefully this next performance will be warmer and less windy.  This is all part of the Fortress Dover project which we are actively supporting - the lead officer for this at the Castle is Anita Sedgewick - Community Events Co-ordinator.


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