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Offline doug

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Re: 1978 Storm in Thanet
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2011, 19:33:50 »
The Stone pier clockhouse was badly damaged on the 14th July 1940,by a Heinkell 111 which had dropped his bomb load shortly after midnight, The clockhouse called the Drott House was rebuilt after the war.

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Re: 1978 Storm in Thanet
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 17:05:12 »
I remember the night well
Had just watched the movie "The Melting Man" at the Plaza cinema which was at the top of Margate high street.
Caught a bus back home to Birchington. Never took me so long to get from the bus stop to indoors. The wind was incredible, I remember I could not breathe and had to walk backwards.
Great to see the old photographs.

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Re: 1978 Storm in Thanet
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2010, 20:02:40 »
iv heard alot of storys from from varies people all deriving from this storm, great to see some old pictures of the damage to

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Re: 1978 Storm in Thanet
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 23:06:49 »
Gladstone Road

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Re: 1978 Floods in Thanet
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 19:39:59 »
The RAF air sea rescue Wessex helicopter from Manston, landed some of the lifeboat crew onto the the station which was isolated by the damage to the pier. After checks for damage to the ramp and that the bottom was clear the lifeboat was taken round to Ramagate.
One of the reasons the main sections of the pier were completely destroyed by the storm was that during ww2 large sections were cut away to prevent invading forces useing it for landing troops.
As in common with lots other piers after the war bridging to the gaps was carried out, but not up to a very high standard. The pier head had been rebuilt in the 1960s after a massive fire had destroyed it.

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Re: 1978 Floods in Thanet
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 15:04:14 »
helicopter inspects the damage to margate pier/ jetty

SOME DAYS YOUR THE DOG ,SOME YOUR THE LAMP POST

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Re: 1978 Floods in Thanet
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2009, 16:06:57 »
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Re: 1978 Floods in Thanet
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 12:39:12 »
Margate Sands

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1978 Storm in Thanet
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 18:10:16 »
The stone pier clockhouse at Margate.

 

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