DOVER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS
ASTOR AVENUE 70 YEARS OPEN.

Originally known as Dover County School for Boys, the current school was opened on December 9th 1931. A few years before the work started on the school, the grounds looked like this picture below.

On March 6th, 1924, the School assembled at Astor Avenue on what is now the lower playing field. Canon Elnor, Chairman of the Governors, cut the first sod at that high hill reaching up to Noah’s Ark Road and the crowd wondered how long it would be before the new school was built.

Workmen then continued with the construction of the school until it's completion. The following photographs show some of the work under progress.

A rare aerial view shows the school shortly after it was completed. Note that at this time the school had just two playing fields. The Leney's field, as far as the photograph shows was still allotments or grassland.

I will be adding more to this part of the web as and when I find more material. I still have a lot more information ready to hand that is still being worked upon, but in the mean time if there is any visitor who has any archives themselves, I would be only too happy to hear from you. I can be contacted direct as usual at and the school office can be contacted via Email at office@dovergramboys.kent.sch.uk

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