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Re: Pier District
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2011, 19:43:58 »
Thanks for that Islesy.

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Re: Pier District
« Reply #19 on: November 21, 2011, 15:48:36 »

Re the Fairbarn crane   -

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Somewhere  [on KHF perhaps ?] I have seen a photo of it in use.

Found it !    Post # 54 by Ted Ingham in the 'Langdon Battery' thread.

Part of the crane is visible as a gun barrel is unloaded from a sailing barge.

The original thread with the history of the crane: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2045.0
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Re: Pier District
« Reply #18 on: November 18, 2011, 21:25:54 »
Thanks Guys
wasn't aware of this great info
This is why this site is 1st class
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Re: Pier District
« Reply #17 on: November 18, 2011, 20:44:54 »

Re the Fairbarn crane   -

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Somewhere  [on KHF perhaps ?] I have seen a photo of it in use.

Found it !    Post # 54 by Ted Ingham in the 'Langdon Battery' thread.

Part of the crane is visible as a gun barrel is unloaded from a sailing barge.

Cheers

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Re: Pier District
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2011, 16:19:55 »
Here is the crane & yard in relation to Cullins Yard (for those who don't know the area) sorry about the mis-match but the area I wanted to show stretched over two pages - typical !



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Re: Pier District
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2011, 13:12:08 »
Unfortunately, Dover Harbour Board don't seem to want to take their responsibilities for this unique industrial structure (one of only two in Britain, and ten in Europe) seriously - in the last two years it has rotted away considerably. It seems they are more preoccupied with pie in the sky plans for marinas etc....
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Re: Pier District
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2011, 12:54:56 »
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2011, 12:42:27 »

Lee     -


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I see an ordnance depot where Cullins yard is know, does anyone have any info. On this site?

Wellington Dock's 20-ton Fairbarn hand crane is associated with the Ordnance Yard & has a preservation order on it.

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-507159-wellington-dock-and-associated-structure

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/56141239

Somewhere  [on KHF perhaps ?] I have seen a photo of it in use.

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Re: Pier District
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2011, 09:40:35 »
Great pictures/map, I see an ordnance depot where Cullins yard is know, does anyone have any info. On this site?
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Re: Pier District
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2011, 18:06:53 »
Having just reread 'Boat Trains and Channel Packets' this is a God send. This really pulls everything in the book that concerns that part od Dover into perspective. Thanks Keniff. S4.
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Re: Pier District
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2011, 17:08:21 »
Great pictures/map, I see an ordnance depot where Cullins yard is know, does anyone have any info. On this site?
Ta lee

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Re: Pier District
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 16:50:40 »

Here is one colourful character in the Poor Pier District -  Daniel Peake



Re:  PEAKE family and the “Poor Pier District”  taken from
           “Dover: a Reminiscence of the past by an ancient Freeman”

“Poor Pier, forsooth!   With such a galaxy of wealth, honours, intelligence and business ability.
Reference has already been made to the fact that the Licensed Dover Pilots having resided in my early days in the Poor pier end of St Mary’s parish, but one of the most noted of the worthies of that locality must not be overlooked, namely,
Mr Daniel Peake, the aged Master of the Fellowship of the Cinque Ports Pilots, who resided at the corner of Bulwark Hill, leading up to the Archcliffe Fort.
 
   He was a great favorite of the Duke of Wellington, who kept him in his office of Master for 9 consecutive years (much to the discomfiture of the next aspirant for that honourable and influential position).  Both gentlemen were conspicuous men, the Duke at that period was thin and bony, which made his prominent nose more noticed, and Mr Daniel Peake was very corpulent and fairly tall, but with a portly commanding Roman nose also.

   The Master of the Fellowship and a few wardens were the Examiners at the Court of Loadmanage, who put the young candidates aspiring for Licenses through their facings.  The position was a coveted one and the young skilled sea men had to pay great deference to these gentlemen decked with such authority.  But the Master was pre-eminent, wore a cocked hat in early times;  his jurisdiction extended also over the 50 odd Fellowship Pilots of Deal, and some 6 at Ramsgate and Margate. 

    Power of suspension for insubordination or incompetence or dereliction of duty was vested chiefly in him and upright, he never lost an inch of his dignity, who, with his four tall brothers, had in their day made many daring feats in saving life from shipwreck, and had risen to conspicuous positions.   The brothers under the Customs authority chiefly.   

    One brother, Mr Henry Peake, was a riding officer, resided at Sandgate for many years, and died at Charlton, Dover.  He was a terror to smugglers from Dungeness Point to Archcliff Fort.  His commanding figure, with two heavy horse pistols, Long sword and galloping steed, made him conspicuous.   He could blaze away and make a good big noise, but was never known to blow the brains out of any of the notorious Aldington gang.  They were afraid of him, but never molested him.  Some officers they shot dead, vide the Kentish Express for this year 1903”

(Kentish Express,   Probably an article “looking back”.)


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Re: Pier District
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 14:12:32 »
Would love to see some quality street photos of this area in it's heyday.  I bet it was full of colourful characters.

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Re: Pier District
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 10:01:01 »
This one shows more of the Pier District and I have "upped" the opacity. I have also had to distort the overlay a little as the mapping was not as accurate. I took the crosswall pier heads as one reference point which put the Lord Warden Hotel about 20' further West so I've squeezed it over a little. When you look at it, a whole community has gone, very few buildings remain.




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Re: Pier District
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 08:35:18 »
Love it Keniff!!

 

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