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Dover Bay From The Eastern Jetty

Dover Bay From The Eastern Jetty

Photographer: Sedgfield, Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1869


Item number: 26

Length: 6.7

Width: 6.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"As a place of summer and of health resort, a great deal can be urged in favour of Dover, and Dr. Parsons, a local practicioner, has very ably put the claims of the town before the public in a pamphlet he recently published. The Doctor shows that the porous nature of the soil is a most important consideration to invalids and others in search of health. The town is well-drained, the supply of water is excellent, and reaches 8,000,000 gallons every week, and the temperature, thanks to the Gulf Stream influence, and to the protection of the Western Heights and the Alkham range, is equable and mild. The mortality of the town is very small, and is estimated as amounting to only twenty in every 1,000 annually, which contrasts very favourably with many other towns that are visited during the warm months of the year."

Text by Samuel J Davies from the book 'Dover'

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