Waterbodies & Maritime => Dockyards & Harbours => Topic started by: keniff on September 14, 2011, 16:43:26

Title: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: keniff on September 14, 2011, 16:43:26
Hi - Does anyone know where the Post Office Cable Depot was situated in Dover Docks ?? I have a slide dated 21 11 1921 showing a small bridge carrying a cable with a partially dismantled warship in the background, there are no other identifying features in the background.

Thanks.

Keniff
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: chasg on September 15, 2011, 08:22:20
Yes, Eastern Dock for sure. Recall the cable-laying ship (Ariel?) being moored there, always in the north-west 'corner'.
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: Nemo on October 07, 2011, 17:49:35
Eastern Docks, to the east of Terminal Control Building and just past ED1/2 berths.  Can post pix if required (assuming I can figure out how to!) but for now see www.atlantic-cable.com.  A fair amount of stress given to the PO in the 1954 Dover Harbour Consolidation Act also.
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: keniff on October 08, 2011, 15:37:06
Here is the picture I have of what I think is the Cable office ....


(http://i1198.photobucket.com/albums/aa448/keniff1/c2cd20e6.jpg)
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: Nemo on October 08, 2011, 19:36:25
Yup, that's it.  On Monday I'll see what others we have knocking around at work.
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: Nemo on October 10, 2011, 20:14:41
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff364/honey52lamb/GPO3.jpg)
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff364/honey52lamb/GPO2.jpg)
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff364/honey52lamb/GPO1.jpg)
(http://i1232.photobucket.com/albums/ff364/honey52lamb/IMG_3454_jpg.jpg)

Gosh that might even have worked! - mk2 (thanks for pointing it out guv!)
Sorry, but what you see is what you get.  I think.
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: LenP on October 10, 2011, 21:33:14
Nice!
Any chance of an enlargement of the Langdon Prison bit in the first (and third!) photo?
Title: Re: Post Office Cable Depot
Post by: Nemo on October 05, 2016, 15:37:24
 :)