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Offline helcion

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Re: Dover Harbour 1912
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 19:32:55 »
The photo shows land reclamation for the building of Dover Marine station.

After the construction of Dover harbour was completed in 1909 it was decided to reclaim land adjacent to the Admiralty Pier for railway use & this became Dover Marine.

Work started in 1909 & the station was officially opened in 1918 although it was used in an incomplete state by the military from 1913.

Spoil for the reclamation was extracted from a ‘linear quarry’ up above Eastern Docks & this is the broad ledge, itself now partly quarried away by later operations, that runs up the cliff face above the ferry terminal.

The chalk spoil was bought down by rail, the grade favouring the loaded wagons & transferred into barges before being taken across to the Western Docks for dumping behind a new curtain wall.

I believe that it was the intention to eventually use this ledge for an extension of the Dover tramways out to St.Margarets Bay with further intentions to connect up with the Isle of Thanet tram system but nothing came of these schemes.

There are more photos of the reclamation operation & I am sure that KHF members will post them soon !

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Re: Dover Harbour 1912
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 17:52:25 »
Foundations for the train ferry dock ?
Train ferries didn't start till 1936.
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Re: Dover Harbour 1912
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 17:12:04 »
Taken on the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks. Looks like it had snowed quite heavily!
I don`t think it`s snow, Islesy. it`s a very poor copy. I tried to `doctor` it and it came out like snow.

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Re: Dover Harbour 1912
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 17:02:14 »
Foundations for the train ferry dock ?

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Re: Dover Harbour 1912
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 15:59:52 »
Taken on the Admiralty Pier in the Western Docks. Looks like it had snowed quite heavily!
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Dover Harbour 1912
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 15:18:06 »
Just found this photo which is definitely a copy. I`ve no idea where this came from or how it came to be in my possession. Hope it`s of interest to someone. Dated on the back 1912.







 

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