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Offline tredgett

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Re: Defences in Folkestone Warren?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2017, 17:50:25 »
The photograph is of the old firing range which I have posted a link under Military training. I am not sure what the earth banks are for. There is a trench which runs along the left hand side of the range which I guess may have been to provide safe access to the targets ?
The little pyramid beside the railway line is used to monitor ground movement as the whole area is prone to land slipes.

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Defences in Folkestone Warren?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 09:46:57 »
Does anyone know if any coastal defences were in the area shown in my Bing Maps photo. This is on the seaward side of the railway line near the Martello Tunnel. Since some highland cattle have been grazing here I've seen what could be raised earth banks. It's difficult to see much from a train despite a nearby temporary speed restriction which may be at the site of the WW1 landslip. There's a small concrete structure in the speed restriction area which looks as though it's for surveying the line.


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