Published: June 13th 2012June 13th 2012
St Michael the Archangel Shalfleet
Kathy standing at the bus stop in front of the Church - if I had only turned around and taken a picture of the New Inn directly behind me
Shalfleet was an important stop because it seemed to be a likely home for our Richard Door of Portsmouth, New Hampshire - the Parish records reveal a strong family history of the Dores up to and after 1645 (0ur Richards presumed birth year). Richard Dores appear in generation after generation, and a good number of the Dores are tailors.
Unfortunatly, by the census of 1841 there do not appear to be any Dores in the Parish. I was unable to find any Dore gravestones in the Church of St Michael the Archangel's graveyard - perhaps a closer look might find some, but the older grave stones are difficult to read.
My great regret is that I did not take a picture of the New Inn pub across the road from the Church - winner of the Best Dining Pub in the Isle of Wight for 2012. We had an outstanding lunch - so much so that I forgot to take pictures.
There are more photos below