From the White Cliffs of Dover to the regeneration of Folkestone, cross channel ferries, Eurotunnel and more, Kersh Media specialise in professional, eye-catching video production that will help your business succeed and grow.
We’re based in Kent and clients include; Kent County Council, The University of Kent, Shepherd Neame, Gallagher Construction and many SMEs in East Kent and brands across the UK and overseas.
Kersh Media was established by Graham Majin in 2005. Graham’s a former BBC Senior Producer who set-up BBC South East Today and produced and directed a wide range of output for more than 14 years. Today that same level of professionalism and attention to detail is available to your business at highly competitive rates.
Did You Know?
The earliest surviving cross-channel vessel was discovered at Dover in 1991 during excavations for the building of a new road. The 3,500 year old Bronze Age Boat is now on show in a special gallery in Dover Museum.
It was about 9am on 26th August 55BC when Julius Caesar arrived off Dover with his invasion fleet. From their ships the Romans could see a vast number of well armed Britons lining the cliffs. Caesar decided to find a more suitable landing place, finally landing near Deal later the same day. Roman Dover, the British port closest to the rest of the Roman Empire was a thriving town, believed to have covered at least a five hectare area along the Dour valley.
The Romans called the town DUBRIS after DUBRAS, the British name meaning ‘waters’. The Roman town had a large harbour, flanked by two lighthouses and three successive forts. The Classis Britannica, the Roman Navy in Britain occupied one fort from AD130-208.
After the Norman Conquest much of old Saxon Dover was rebuilt. The town benefited from the increase in cross channel trade and the carrying of passengers between France and England stimulated by the Norman conquest. Great improvements were made to the Castle. By 1190 the massive stone keep and inner walls or bailey surrounding it were complete. The thirteenth century saw many attacks on the town by French forces including the almost successful 1216 siege of the Castle by Prince Louis and a great raid of 1295 when 10,000 French burnt most of Dover to the ground.
In about 1050 the five ports of Dover, Sandwich, Hastings, Romney and Hythe joined together to provide ships and men for the King, Edward the Confessor. They became known as the Cinque Ports (after the Norman French word for five). In return for providing naval and ferry services these towns received many rights and privileges. These privileges helped Mediaeval Dover to thrive as a port.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Dover became a garrison town heavily defended against the threat of French invasion. At first earthen batteries were built along the sea front and across the Western Heights of Dover to supplement the limited protection offered by the mediaeval Castle against cannon and shells.
In 1804, with invasion expected at any time, a massive programme of defensive building in stone and brick began on the Western Heights creating two forts and deep brick lined ditches. A unique 140ft triple staircase, the Grand Shaft, linked the town to the forts.
Between 1801 and 1901 the population increased by 600%. Attempts were also made to develop the town as a seaside resort through the provision of a pleasure pier, ice rink, bathing machines and impressive Sea Front crescents of hotels and apartments.
The first ever bomb to fall on England dropped near Dover Castle on Christmas Eve 1914.
During the Second World War Dover again became a town of considerable military importance. In May 1940, over 200,000 of the 338,000 men evacuated from Dunkirk passed through Dover, filling the town and railway stations with soldiers, sailors and airmen. Vice Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay controlled the evacuation from his headquarters in tunnels beneath the castle.
Both shells and bombs fell on Dover causing 3,059 alerts and killing 216 civilians. 10,056 premises were damaged and many had to be demolished. Dover became a symbol for Britain’s wartime bravery, the centre of East Kent’s “Hellfire Corner”.
As the numbers of train passengers declined the Marine Station closed and was redeveloped in 1994/5 as a cruise liner terminal. This terminal was so successful that in 2000 a second cruise terminal opened.
Today more than 12 million passengers and 2 million lorries pass through Dover Harbour every year.
Kersh Media tailor-make high quality, attractive and stylish videos. Our talented team of experienced, BBC trained directors, producers and editors possess all the skills required to produce the perfect video for you.
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