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Offline howard

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Re: Seafront Between Ramsgate and Dumpton Gap
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 08:03:04 »
Thanks conan, I wondered about financial restraints as well. The Dumpton Gap end has a very temporary look about it so perhaps the intention was to continue at some time. However there is a line of cliffs from Broadstairs to Dumpton Gap and they have a concrete promenade at the base of them so I'm not sure about your second suggestion.

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Re: Seafront Between Ramsgate and Dumpton Gap
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 00:27:27 »
Looking at the google earth time line there was no real sea wall at all in 1940

this image from 1960 shows that it had been built up to a certain point



and by 1990 had been extended a little bit further



My guess is twofold

1  money constraints  and
2 there appears to be a line of cliffs that provided some protection
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Seafront Between Ramsgate and Dumpton Gap
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 19:43:26 »
While standing in the sea for about half an hour at Dumpton Gap today, while my grandson sat in a rock pool, I got to wondering why there is a gap in the promenade between Dumpton Gap and Ramsgate. Has anyone out there the answer please?

 

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