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Offline Islesy

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2011, 21:56:56 »
An interesting and unusual visitor to the Wellington Dock today was DHB's 'David Church', as she moved in for dredging operations. Watching her squeeze through the Swing Bridge was an interesting sight!

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2011, 07:24:46 »
Not sure about the date poss mid to late 60's the chimney (I believe) belonged to the old smithy

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2011, 22:33:51 »
I think it was a lock gate up on the slip keniff.Your photo stirs some memories.When was it taken?The rather dilapidated wooden structure in the left foreground of the photo was probably the floating jetty.We used to get through a hatch on it and sit on the cross beams inside.A dredger might have been moored on the "Bubbles" side of this jetty at times.I can also remember that tall chimney,but not what works used it.

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2011, 10:24:22 »
Is that the same gate I see in the distance ?


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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2011, 21:21:35 »
The course of the river Dour as it flows through the drained dock. The lock gate is in the carpark at the right of the picture.

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2011, 20:14:41 »
That is a wonderful pic of the sinking gate. That pic would fit in on the current discussion on the Dover Trams thread, look at the Wellington Quay behind the action. Interesting to see a railway coach parked in the yard. S4.
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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2011, 14:37:49 »
Helcion / Unfairytale - Yep you're right, the date fits in with the building of the train ferry dock too.

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2011, 11:16:36 »
Also an interesing background in Kennifs photo - a lost community?

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011, 10:57:17 »
It's a gate for the train ferry dock.



This is dated 1935 though, the date the train ferry dock was built. The second lock gate was launched in 1936.
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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2011, 10:42:17 »
Islesey / Keniff    -

By the shape of it might it be the 'sinking' gate at the entrance to the train ferry dock ?

The gate was hinged at the base to sink to the dock bottom & there was a walkway on the flat top.

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 10:36:36 »
Bloody hell, that's excellent Keniff - considerably bigger than the present gates mind!
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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 09:51:37 »
Ere - look what I found !!



Date of the image is 1947

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 22:31:06 »
Thanks Helcion.  Almost certainly two cranes to do that, otherwise its a case of rocking it on the bottom and lowering the job at same time (level luffing I think its called), hard enough to do with telehandler or forklift.

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 22:03:30 »
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any chance of a pic of them laying it on the floor (assuming they did)?  For the engineers that is the interesting bit as the CofG shifts alarmingly quickly.

Missed that as well !      Here is the gate today.

Maybe the laying down of the gate was the reason that two cranes were present yesterday.

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Re: Repairs to the Dock Gates, Wellington Dock, November 2011
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 21:58:06 »
As yet, the gate hasn't been laid onto its trestles DaveTheTrain - it will stay there in the Marina Car Park for repairs into mid December. The other (seaward) gate will be repaired in situ.
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