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Offline Paul

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Re: Coal Pier,Sheerness.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 15:08:28 »
A rare pic of Coal Pier being dismantled thanks to the Allum Family :) (and the Gatehouse Museum)  :)



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Re: Coal Pier,Sheerness.
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2009, 21:15:17 »
I cannot find the photos of the jetty, so I put this in here, perhaps some one can moved this post to the right place.

Sheerness coal jetty as shown on my 1931 map of Sheerness.


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Re: Coal Pier,Sheerness.
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2009, 18:54:06 »
The yard where the co-op stored the coal was previously the co-op slaughterhouse.

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Re: Coal Pier,Sheerness.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2009, 00:10:56 »
The remains of this coal pier were still standing in the early 1950s when I was a child.  To the kids of that era it formed a natural landmark marking the end of Sheerness beach.

I imagine that it was finally demolished, as a hazard to navigation, when the Sheppey yacht club's premises were built nearby in the early 1960s.

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Coal Pier,Sheerness.
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 12:18:47 »
Coal Pier,Sheerness.

All thats left of Coal Pier.





Not sure when it was demolished.



The Pier was in use by the Sheerness Cooperative Society for over 100 years.
The site was chosen as it had good access at relativly low tides.
The coal was bought in by barge unloaded and stored in the area now owned by the IOS sailing club.
In the Picture below(borrowed from Trev)the Pier and what i think are the coal "hoppers" are visable.



Wasn't a lot of info about it ???
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