© Marcus Roberts
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If one is passing through Dover and has transport, there is genuine Jewish interest to be searched out here and two or three hours of touring will be rewarded. The major feature of interest is undoubtedly the cemetery on the hills at the edge of the town. There are many interesting tombs at the cemetery as well as relics of the old synagogue which have been brought to the site. Beyond anything else it is certainly one of the most attractive and idyllic Jewish cemeteries that one may visit. Beyond this, the major focus of interest is the site of the synagogue and the Snargate old 'Jewish Quarter'. Additionally the site of Cohen's school off the Folkestone Road, and the surviving 'Mount Ellis' and 'Mildmay Lodge' are of interest. It is not recommended to try and walk between the different sites! Unfortunately the bombing and redevelopment of the town has obliterated much of Old Dover. Yet this being said the town is still very atmospheric as a busy port and the presence of its former military history still looms strongly in the form of old fortifications, commanding presences in the surrounding hills. All clear and powerful forces that shaped and supported the growth and history of Dover's Jewish community.