Aycliffe Coastguard homes




Aycliffe Coastguard homes, c.1910 (Dover Express)

Coastguard Station:

Townsend Station – beyond Archcliffe Fort, Shakespeare’s Cliff

(from Pike’s Dover Blue Book and directory, 1890)

RUSSELL, James – Chief Officer
LANGABIER, Mrs – General shop
GUY, William
COGLAND, John
HENNINGS, Thomas
BUCKLEY, George
RUSSELL, John
HARRIS, Thomas
WINTER, John
BOXALL, John
MARSH, William
OATEN, Albert
BASADONA, John

Joseph HORN, in his 34th year, boatman of Coastguard. “Accidentally drowned”, when he fell into the sea. Left widow and seven children
(Dover Telegraph 15 Dec 1838 p.8)

E. PERRYMAN,
Coastguard, Dover, rescued lad from sea
(Dover Telegraph 4 Jan 1834 p. 8 col. 1)
Mr John TOWN, Chief Boatman, in rescue "brave task" report
(Dover Telegraph 13.3.1847 p.8 cols 3 and 4)

John TOWN, Chief Boatman, Lydden Spout Coastguard Station, awarded Silver Medal, and thanks given to the crew of 7
(report on Dover Humane Society and Shipwreck, in Dover Telegraph 19 June 1847 p.8 col.2)

Michael LAWLOR:
Sacred / to the memory / of / Michael Lawlor / Boatman / late of the Coastguard Service / Townsend Station / who was killed on the railway viaduct / while in the execution of his duty / on the 21st April 1845 / aged 34 years / leaving a widow and 5 children / to deplore his loss
This stone / is erected by his / Commanding Officer crew and friends / as a mark of respect to an upright man / Zealous in the discharge of his duty / And as a memento to all / the uncertainties of life.
(Cowgate Cemetery memorial stone, information from Martyn Webster)