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Offline conan

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Re: Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2015, 14:50:39 »
I didn't know quite where to put this link as, allthough the post is mainly concerned with the caves, the end part concerning Emily Foster I found almost poignant.

http://www.derelictplaces.co.uk/main/underground-sites/31474-scotts-caves-death-emily-foster.html#post310245
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Re: Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2010, 17:14:19 »
Thought i'd seen that well shaft before!

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Re: Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2010, 14:58:01 »
The site was once owned by Hoverspeed and used as their stores, later the AA had it. It's now used by Folkestone Fixings who kindly let me look around.



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Re: Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2010, 13:45:21 »
Some of the parts lying around in these caves look like old doors a bits off the hovercraft. JohnG

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Re: Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2010, 02:52:44 »
From Pike's Blue Book 1939-40 under DYERS AND CLEANERS: Scott & Son, Dyers & Cleaners, Ltd 71 Biggin street  5 High street  12 Market sq.  95-100 Snargate st.

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Re: Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2010, 19:37:13 »
This is the head of the Garrison Well at the site of the Grand Shaft Barracks, which leads down through Scott's Caves.


And this is the plan from the 1954 survey.
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Scott's Caves, Dover - air raid shelter
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2009, 10:32:00 »
Visited here on a miserable, grey, wet & windy Sunday afternoon. When it's like that in Dover, the best place to be is in a tunnel :D
Seems that it was totally excavated by hand with the pick marks on the walls extending throughout the site. The name 'Scott's Caves' refers back to when the area was part of Scott's Dyers.

First stop, one of the short spur tunnels


Reckon this was a white line painting machine


Just the one piece of original graffiti that I could find


Judging by the grease stains on the wall, this was a recess for some sort of shaft


My pals contemplate light painting the pipe shaft tunnel


The pipe shaft tunnel


To give some idea of the scale of this place


The pipe shaft looking down....


....and up


Hovercraft doors & spares



The way out


And a taster of the weather!


There is a reference to Scott's Dyers in Terry Sutton's book "Our Town, Dover 1945-2000"
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