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Offline CommanderChuff

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Re: Dover Marine Station: looking for info on the marine workshops
« Reply #93 on: November 29, 2017, 09:28:09 »
Thank you to everybody who has posted these great photos and snippets of their lives whilst working at Dover.

I am building a O gauge model of Folkestone Harbour and am looking for any information on a Marine Workshop which was built by the SER in 1863 and moved to Dover in 1922.

The railway developed the Stade quay in 1863 for the fishing fleet and market, and laid in rails to connect the branch line on the west side to a marine workshop on the east side of the harbour. This was used to repair ships and to manufacture marine boilers and other ship borne items.  The workshop was removed in 1922 and transplanted into Dover.

There are OS maps of the port but many building blocks are not marked or identified.  So any recollections or info would be very helpful,  with many thanks 

David.
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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #92 on: February 21, 2017, 18:02:46 »
The photo's caption Dover (10-11-1920) ..... would seem to confirm that it is The Unknown Warrior, and comparing the escorting military there can be no doubt.
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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #91 on: February 21, 2017, 15:22:45 »
There is a good chance as the only people that I am aware of that were repatriated from France during or after WW1 was, as you ask, the Unknown Warrior, Captain Fryatt and Edith Cavell. Their remains were carried to London in a luggage van (The Cavell Van) which has now been restored and is at the Kent and East Sussex Railway.

I think you are correct with the Unknown Warrior as after a bit of checking I have found an image here where the honour guard and pall bearers seem to match those in delboy's image.

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #90 on: February 21, 2017, 13:56:39 »
Is the  picture of the coffin in delboys post that of the unknown warrior?
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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #89 on: February 21, 2017, 11:34:10 »
From 1911 and 1914...

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #88 on: March 16, 2016, 19:16:33 »
Hi Nemo, the cranes are gantry type cranes, they have a travelling wheel on the gantry and an extendable cable so they could move up and down the quayside. When the packet yard used to repaint them they would move them out of the ship working area. Here are some more pictures of them. When the RoRo berth was built on the Admiralty pier they scrapped some of the cranes, leaving just 2, which were painted yellow. I worked on the shore staff there.

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #87 on: March 10, 2016, 19:53:38 »
Thank you anyway Nemo. I have just had a look at the Queens and they had two stacks whereas this has just the one. I would like to find out about her though. Once more unto the vast knowledge of the KHF...

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #86 on: March 10, 2016, 12:51:31 »
S4: I'm afraid the answer is no!  Below is the best I can do by snipping out of the pdf, and not a whole lot better (and having just posted, I can say that no.1 looks somewhat better on my machine in IrfanView). 
If the interest is the cranes, then they do appear on't net in the background of photos of the arrival later in 1920 of the Unknown Warrior and as attached below.
If the interest is the vessel, then I'm inclined to think that it appears in both pictures; if so, then the second shot gives it a serial number, somewhere along the lines of G/268.  Maybe.

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #85 on: March 09, 2016, 20:03:00 »
Nemo I have to ask, you do have a decent version of those pics, is that a former Paddle Mine-Sweeper in the top pic? It looks a bit like the Queen of Thanet or Queen of Kent.
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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #84 on: March 09, 2016, 11:51:44 »
I used to catch a train from Folkestone Central every morning and get off at Dover Western Docks when I worked at Townsend Thoresen in the 80's. Great to see the platform pictures and the tunnel leading out to the road. There were only about five people alighting and the train would then go to Dover Priory, but I do remember the fisherman going the other way with buckets of dead fish (bait I suppose).

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2016, 05:47:15 »
Dover Marine as cruise terminal centre!  Cruise passengers get on a bus and go to Canterbury, not much benefit to Dover.

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #82 on: February 13, 2016, 05:16:45 »
  Was a fireman at Dover, and sometimes Folkestone East. Sorry, the today scenes of the Marine station bring a tear to my eye.    J. Lynch.

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #81 on: October 22, 2015, 09:50:04 »
I hadn't realised that some of the early dockside cranes were supported by/balanced against Marine Station.  The 1920 photographs below come from page 116 (pdf page 12) of http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/a/a2/Er19200130.pdf.

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #80 on: April 17, 2015, 14:29:21 »
A few recent views of the station:

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Re: Dover Marine Station
« Reply #79 on: April 07, 2015, 06:54:24 »
I put up a post last night in response to Trikeman's 'cigar-shaped' query, but for some computery reason it didn't appear as a 'last post'.


 

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