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Offline Beachbum

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 20:57:19 »
If anyone would like information on the Ramsgate Tunnels, please ask away.

I am one of the Volunteer Tour Guides.

The Horse reference was that it went around the Town to the Public Entrances with a Mud Drum. The contents of the Chemical Toilets were emptied into this, and then refurbished and returned to the Tunnels. So, the Horse never entered the ARP Tunnels.

Tunnel Town has been enlarged, and various types of Tours are now available. Full details of which can be found on the website.

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 08:42:24 »
Certainly worth a visit tough I would recommend advance booking, we only got in at the second attempt! The initial bit is free to view though and there is an interesting model of Ramsgate Harbour station on view if you like trains (wrong rolling stock though)!

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2016, 18:46:43 »
We visited the Ramsgate Tunnels and would recommend.  The guide was most knowledgable.  You get to see a fair bit, and the displays are infomative. For two adults and child, 17.50 and the tour takes 1 hr. 20 mins.
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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2014, 12:02:02 »
Horse & carts also used to deliver milk, bread, groceries etc. to those 'living' in the tunnels whose homes had been destroyed in the bombings

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2014, 18:47:48 »
Kyn, the reason for the horse and carts was to empty the Elsan closets that were set in alcoves around the tunnel system. The reason for these units was that if you are being bombed you tend to ****  yourself, hence the Elsan closet. The horse and cart being safer than a diesel or petrol vehicle. Mind you the horse could leave as much as it was clearing away.

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2014, 17:40:17 »
I have no idea.  I can't think of any reason horses would be involved in any of its history!

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2014, 17:14:13 »
Yes, it confused me, too! Did they bring goods in by horse and cart?

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2014, 00:25:36 »
What is the reason for the horse displays inside?  Photos of these have confused me!

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 22:01:43 »
I visited these today. Was very impressed. At first the tour takes you into the railway tunnel and then into a tunnel which links the rest of the town to the railway tunnel where you visit the site of two of the entrances. There are re-creations of the type of living accommodation in the railway tunnel and the guide tells you some of the stories of individual memories. You walk about 1km, mostly on the flat, and the tour takes an hour. Our tour was full and people are recommended to book online in advance. There is pay and display parking almost next door - you get this via Marina Road. They have a website www.ramsgatetunnels.org. Strongly recommended.

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 22:50:32 »
Latest news re Ramsgate Tunnels;

http://www.ramsgatetunnels.org/index.html

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2014, 21:24:28 »
Does anyone know if they are fitted out with furniture etc recreating what it was like like in the war -  as per the rather fascinating footage.

Would be a major attraction for the town.

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Re: Ramsgate Tunnels re-opening next year
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2014, 08:27:14 »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25403900

About the tunnels, in case you are interested and haven't noticed it's on tomorrow evening.

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