News: “Over the graves of the Druids and under the wreck of Rome,
Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
If we trace on ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.”

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Offline doug

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Re: Bromstone gasworks, Broadstairs
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2015, 18:38:03 »
Have been doing some research on that site, can not find any hard evidence as to who built it. But there is a possibility it was built and used by the big house that was in the area of Broadstairs Cricket ground. Which at one stage was the residence of the local  MP  Whose name was Croft, lucky man has a car park in Broadstairs named after him.

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Bromstone gasworks, Broadstairs
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2015, 22:03:26 »
I was intrigued by the reference to a hole 30m wide and 20m deep referenced in this Kent Messenger story, http://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/firefighters-rescue-terrier-from-shaft-31441/

I looked on Google Earth and found this feature where the story suggested. (attachment 1)

The feature is located here on Google earth. (attachment 2)

Old-maps.com from 1896 identifies this as a gasometer. it is not on the 1880 map. (attachment 3)

I am surprised that such a large hole is left from this historical industrial relic that dogs can access and fall into.

 

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