Hello I have ancestors who lived in Dover called Lockyer. Does anyone know anything about them?
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Some information that's been sent in by a forum reader...
"I have found two entries for Lockyer in the blue book 1938. A.L. Lockyer dining rooms 32 Snargate St and E.W.Lockyer 30 Charlton Green."
Thanks for your reply. The A L Lockyer is the one I am interested in. He was Arthut Leonard Lockyer and had a wife called Daisy. What is the Blue Book?
I believe it's Pike's Dover Blue Book and Local Directory - there's an old forum topic about it here
Also had a message from Ray (used to be a forum member) saying that there's a book "Dover, Beyond the Foreshore" by John Lockyer, describing his childhood living on Snargate St before and after WW2.
John Lockyer is the son of Arthur Lockyer who I am descended from his first marriage. Do you know if the book has any photos of the Lockyer family in it?
The book only has photos of John at different ages, and his wife. Descriptions of their cafe The Nook at 32 Snargate St, and his adventures with my (Ray's) uncle Fearnley. ISBN 978-0-9930116-0-3, used to be available from the museum.
Thanks for the update on the book. So there are no photos of john Lockyers parents? That's a shame. His father, Arthur Lockyer was married previously and I am descended from that first marriage.
More from Ray:
John Lockyer wrote an article for The Dover Society in their March Newsletter so would be worth contacting him direct.
There are contact details (for the Dover Society) on their website including Sheila Cope as membership secretary:
Hello - I live in Canada and was born in Dover. My mother was a Lockyer and her parents were Arthur and Daisy Lockyer. Is it pictures of Arthur Lockyer you are looking for? I am not sure if my family has any, but I can certainly inquire.
I am Arthur Leonard Lockyer’s grandson.