St Margaret’s

The St Margaret’s Museum, created in memory of Fred Cleary CBE, houses a programme of changing displays on environmental themes, World War Two and local history of the surrounding area and population, including Ian Fleming and Noel Coward. Its collection includes wartime postcards, photos and records of locally found medals and the WW1 amputees’ embroideries. St Margaret’s Museum is run alongside The Pines Garden and The Pines Garden Tea Room by The Bay Trust. Opening times: 10.00 – 16.30 daily.  Further information can be found at: http://pinesgarden.co.uk/st-margarets-museum/

The St Margaret’s History Society owns and cares for the archives of St Margarets, a village a few miles outside of Dover. The archive contains approximately 12,000 items collected primarily over the last 30 years by the society’s Honorary Archivist Ruth Nicol and her son Keith. It currently consists of around 40 different collections, with themes ranging from Village Bakers and Henry Royce’s development of the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, through to the Coastguard & Smuggling and the White Cliffs’ historic South Foreland Lighthouses. Through grants and donations, the St Margaret’s History Society’s volunteers set up a project in 2011 to digitise and create an online catalogue of the collection, in order to make it more widely available to the public. The online archive and further information can be found at:  http://catalogue.stmargaretshistory.org.uk/
Associated Artist: `Nicole Mollett
Associated Project: They Also Shall Return