on Monday 25th October 2004
in Biggin Hall Hall, Dover Kent, England UK
The meeting, in the Biggin Hall, was chaired by Derek Leach, the new chairman of the society, who reminded members the next meeting on November 15 would be back at St Mary's parish centre.
Second speaker was Jon Iveson, curator
of Dover Museum who, with the use of sketches and photographs, traced the history of the fortifications on the Western Heights. Questioned, he said he believed, at one time, some 4,000 troops were stationed at the Western Heights with another 2,000 at Dover Castle.
members at the meeting
Dover District Council's chief planning officer Mike Dawson told a packed meeting of the Dover Society on October 25 that in 20 years there could be 5,000 more houses in Dover. This, he said, was one of two options being considered by the authorities.