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Author Topic: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!  (Read 10087 times)

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2014, 16:53:10 »
18/11   -

Scaffolding gone & it looks as though the job is completed.

What a pity that the crane was not fully restored  -  the 'prop' looks ridiculous.
'Budgetary Constraints' I suppose.

& a Listed Structure too.

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2014, 17:16:45 »
Two more pix    -    the post wouldn't load up when I tried for five pix at once..

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« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2014, 17:13:02 »
10/10/14     -

The crane has acquired a crutch !
It looks to be a permanent feature which rather spoils the crane’s elegant appearance.
      

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« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2014, 09:40:12 »

2/9/14   -   Starting to reveal itself.

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2014, 17:14:59 »
Work in progress.       !9 July.

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2014, 20:53:14 »
Whoops !

Photo #2 left here as a 'vertical' but arrived on KHF as a 'horizontal'

Fortunately I took a horizontal view as well . . . . .

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2014, 20:46:04 »
3/7/14    -    Work in progress.

Nemo   -   Thanks !    That was the photo I referred-to in Reply No.1



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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 16:30:40 »
Looks very similar to this one that used to be sited at the Gun Wharf, Chatham.

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 18:56:08 »
Having glanced through the write up on one of helcion's links it seems there is some complication in establishing what the crane was originally powered by. :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 15:23:49 »
Cliveh    -

You're absolutely right !       Will be interesting to see the finished job.


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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 17:35:55 »
Is this proof of the power of Kent History Forum ?
Drop a hint & the DHB springs into action ?

I'd noticed that Harbour House is surrounded by scaffolding, the paintwork there had got pretty tatty.
I'll take a look at the crane tomorrow.   

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Re: A Dockside Crane .... & the Albert Hall!
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 16:46:14 »
I believe its being given a tidy up at the moment!  :)

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 15:47:39 »
A pity that Dover Harbour Board don't pay a little more attention to it,  it's never had even a lick of paint on it in my memory.

Particularly as the crane is a Listed Structure as is the whole of the Wellington Dock area.

http://tinyurl.com/pzk6qt6

http://www.shipspotting.com/gallery/photo.php?lid=1280918

I've seen an interesting vintage photo somewhere on the 'net showing a large gun barrel being unloaded from a sailing barge by the crane, but I can't find it at the moment.

 

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