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Offline TowerWill

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Re: AA Port Office, Dover
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2016, 10:01:44 »
When I was office messenger for Townsend Car Ferries around 1968/1971, I often had to collect and drop off items at this AA office. I believe its manager was the husband of the secretary to the late Mr. Wickenden, the managing director of Townsends. Wasn't that building Southern TV's local studio at one time?

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AA Port Office, Dover
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2016, 19:48:29 »
Hello All ,
          Archaeological excavations in the St James area of Dover continue (Day 186).  We are presently looking at the site of the old Automobile Association building (later P&O offices) at the junction of Russell Street (now closed for good) and Townwall Street.  We have a small public viewing area off Townwall Street, so do drop in for a look.

The site is deep with a massive build up of structures ranging in date from c.1850 back to c.1075. Everything was swept away after the War, of course, when a completely new layout for the town was planned.  Amongst the new buildings was the AA port office which was later taken over by P&O.  In order to complete my site history, I would like to include the date that the AA building was first erected. I have a photo of 1973 and it was there then.  Can anyone tell me when it was first built?



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