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Offline Ted Ingham

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2013, 21:07:24 »
One of the WW2 wooden minesweepers at Elmley taken in 2012.
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Ted.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2012, 05:32:27 »
Can't help you there Mick, its something I've not been able to master myself.

mickbennett

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2012, 20:39:28 »
If you look carefully at a google earth you can see two sets of vertical poles on the causeways at either side of the main channel.
http://goo.gl/maps/O1lA

 These are visible from the Saxon Shore way on the south side of the Swale
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if I remember right, MR BROWN was the last ferryman!

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2012, 20:35:36 »
Well done Mick, I'd be interested to see what other photos that you have of Elmley.
,,,,is there any easy way of posting them?  I can post them easily elsewhere but not on this site?????

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2012, 05:39:36 »
Well done Mick, I'd be interested to see what other photos that you have of Elmley.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2012, 00:51:05 »
Thanks Lutonman, that's interesting. There's still signage on the Sheppey side warning of gas pipes and I assumed that it was still being used.
The pipes remain but no longer in use, I would guess that they are full of water by now.
....I am trying to post pictures of the old Elmley, with difficulty...lol. I managed a couple though, I have a few more.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2012, 00:40:27 »
Thanks Lutonman, that's interesting. There's still signage on the Sheppey side warning of gas pipes and I assumed that it was still being used.
The pipes remain but no longer in use, I would guess that they are full of water by now.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2012, 14:59:00 »
Thanks Lutonman, that's interesting. There's still signage on the Sheppey side warning of gas pipes and I assumed that it was still being used.
The pipes remain but no longer in use, I would guess that they are full of water by now.

Minsterboy

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 06:11:21 »
Thanks Lutonman, that's interesting. There's still signage on the Sheppey side warning of gas pipes and I assumed that it was still being used.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2012, 21:48:45 »
The ferry site was always, and might still be, the place where the gas suppy to Sheppey came across the Swale.

The gas supply using Elmley has been disconnected for many years now, leaving the main supply at Kingsferry.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2012, 17:07:45 »
When we were kids back in the early 1950's just after it stopped working ,there was the derelect house t o the right of the track by the ferry landing on the Murston side that we played in . There was a bloke I think his name was Brown? lived in an old caravan and collection of sheds there. He  had accumulated a great mass of rusting hulks of old cars all the way down the sides of the track shown in darrenh's Photo. I think he was there for quite a few years ,I expect the council eventually cleared the site.
Probably saw you there in the very early 50s, grandarog! I remember the derelict house but not the rusting cars. I seem to remember clambering around in some rotting barges or am I confusing Elmley with Harty? It`s a long time ago, but I remember being taken there by Alan Cordell, the author of several books on barges - we were at school together. I can`t even remember how to get there now!

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2012, 15:55:42 »
The ferry site was always, and might still be, the place where the gas suppy to Sheppey came across the Swale.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2012, 07:37:19 »
When we were kids back in the early 1950's just after it stopped working ,there was the derelect house t o the right of the track by the ferry landing on the Murston side that we played in . There was a bloke I think his name was Brown? lived in an old caravan and collection of sheds there. He  had accumulated a great mass of rusting hulks of old cars all the way down the sides of the track shown in darrenh's Photo. I think he was there for quite a few years ,I expect the council eventually cleared the site.

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2012, 22:00:18 »
If you look carefully at a google earth you can see two sets of vertical poles on the causeways at either side of the main channel.
http://goo.gl/maps/O1lA

 These are visible from the Saxon Shore way on the south side of the Swale

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Re: Elmley Ferry, Murston
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 17:42:27 »
Very interesting. Thanks for posting these pics.
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