Christmas Eve will mark 101 years since the first bomb fell on British soil at the start of the Great War. The explosive landed in Taswell Street but was intended for Dover Castle. It fell short and threw a gardener at St James’s Rectory, James Banks, from a tree he was pruning. Mr Banks was not seriously hurt.

The Reverend John Walker will deliver a short commemorative service in front of the blue plaque on Taswell Street at 10:45 on 24 December 2015 and and Town Mayor of Dover, Cllr Chris Precious will lay a floral tribute.

All are welcome to attend.