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silverainbow

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #38 on: October 31, 2014, 17:22:25 »
Hi Clive, do you have a link ?

Thanks

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2014, 07:24:10 »
Info from another forum is that this site is the Underground Battle HQ for 206 Brigade.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #36 on: May 28, 2014, 19:52:11 »
Thank you for that Paolo, I will take a look at that.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #35 on: May 28, 2014, 17:38:04 »
A (very) rough idea of the layout can be found at coordinates (x) 623849 (y) 137628 on the Kent interactive map 1946.  Strange that nobody has come up with any plans.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2014, 22:12:33 »
The three I've visited had their tunnels lined with corrugated steel sheets which still look in good condition but the U shaped supports are rusting going by photos on KHF. The Langdon Hole site doesn't look much different now than the last time I went down it (possibly early 1970s). I recall the Long Hill site having access tunnels going into the hillside and some collapses had occured at a tunnel entrance. I read an article in the Dover Express newspaper about the Fan Hole site last week. It wouldn't surprise me if the site near Folkestone is still in fair condition under the rubbish tip as I think it's also dug into a chalk hill.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2014, 20:15:37 »
I have not seen plans of this site or any other at Capel come to that, I have plans of all the sites in Dover which seem to be readily available but have drawn blanks on these.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2014, 22:20:48 »
Not to worry silverainbow. If the quarry is filled in there will not be much to find anyway.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2014, 21:39:39 »
Hi TowerWill, I can`t believe it`s that long ago I posted this. I have to admit I`m no further forward with information on it though.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2013, 10:20:24 »
Hello sr34 a good find! At present I'm trying to upload a plan I made of the Langdon Hole Tunnels in the early 1960s. I've just found it in my old notebook. I expect the tunnels were of a similar design.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2013, 10:08:41 »
I've been up there just before we had snow and had a look round, I found what I believed to be one of the entrances but I'm interested to see a plan of it so I can try and work out where the other one may have been

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #28 on: March 21, 2013, 20:54:34 »
Best way is to go and have a look! Good time of the year to find it too, as the vegetation has died down.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #27 on: March 21, 2013, 20:01:24 »
It's been interesting reading through the posts after my post, still no real concrete fact though, would love to see a plan for it, I have the fire brigade plans for everything else in the area bar this one, seems to elude most people.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #26 on: March 21, 2013, 17:03:50 »
Yes Paolo, we'd better not get too far off topic but there doesn't seem to be any photos of this site. I've been past the place twice today on the top decks of buses. Up above the sharp corner, the remains of an entrance can be seen which may have gone into the quarry before it was infilled. I've visited three of the deep shelters near to Dover. These shelters all had two entrances. The one at Fan Hole had a lower entrance coming out behind the sound mirror and very unsafe it was less than 20 years after the war.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #25 on: March 21, 2013, 16:26:08 »
TowerWill - I guess someone's going to pull us up for going off topic but you're right, it is the upper quarry I'm referring to.  I can see the spot from where I am and its right at the end of the cliffs so understandable that its somewhat of a blackspot.

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Re: Gun battery / Deep Shelter B2011 Dover Hill Folkestone
« Reply #24 on: March 21, 2013, 09:44:38 »
Thanks for the extra info Paolo. The only Wiki item I've come across so far for (or near) the area under discussion is for 1921:"25 January A Belgian Airco DH.4 O-BAIN crashed near the Valiant Sailor at Dover Road, in Folkestone". That's before the tunnel would have been excavated in WW2 anyway. Not a good area for air crashes was it! I had a look at the Old Maps site and see there were two chalk pits in this area. I've taken the the upper quarry as the one under discussion.

 

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