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Offline cliveh

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Re: dockyard entrance
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Re: dockyard entrance
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2014, 14:44:24 »
Nice article and info about one at Chatham on this link :-http://www.4d-studio.co.uk/the-bell-mast-at-chatham-historic-monument-and-waymark/  :)

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Re: dockyard entrance
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2014, 11:13:16 »
Thanks for that information chaps, the naval equivalent of the factory hooter eh?
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Re: dockyard entrance
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2014, 00:35:09 »
The tall structure in the picture was called a (Muster) Bell Post there were two in the Dockyard, the other one was at the South Gate (ex Factory Gate).

Today there are two surviving at Chatham Dockyard, one near the roundabout between the exit to the Historic Dockyard and the exit to the Cinema/Shopping Centre. The other one is inside the Historic Dockyard near the Main Gate.                                                               

There is another at Maurice Yard, HMNB Devonport.

I think these three are the only surviving examples in the world of what was once a common sight in Dockyards.

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Re: dockyard entrance
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2014, 20:51:38 »
I think that structure had a bell at the top to let the workers know it was time for work.

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 20:31:39 »
I don't think I've put this one up before. What is the tall structure by the figure head to right of picture?

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