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Offline Mickleburgh

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Incident at Grove Ferry
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 10:35:35 »
Have a clear memory of once seeing reference to and a photograph of an incident at Grove Ferry where an East Kent coach attempted a crossing and the ferry sank, including comment that the ferryman, in the best tradition, nearly went down with his vessel. Not sure of the date, whether pre or post WW2, can anyone help with a date or of any report?

In trawling for this I did come across a note that the ferry was replaced in 1939 by a new one built at Ramsgate and towed across Pegwell Bay and up the Stour. Apparently the previous had sunk during a gale.

 

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