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Author Topic: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level  (Read 24082 times)

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John38

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2014, 15:38:02 »
It was a very complex complex :) A very interesting thread, with a wealth of information.

silverainbow

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2014, 14:53:47 »
Nice to see my pictures are still up. Are there any plans to offer tours or evenings like the one I did back in 2011?

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2012, 05:31:16 »
I have been informed by English Heritage that DUMPY definitely does not stand for 'Deep Underground Military Position Yellow' or 'Dover's Underground Military Position Yellow'.  JohnG

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2011, 11:44:32 »
Found out a little while back that my Grandmother worked in these tunnels just after the war, will have to ask her if she has many memories of working there.

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2011, 08:33:55 »
PM sent Lee with contact details.
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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2011, 05:08:23 »
Great to see some pictures of Dumpy, hasn't really changed that much from when I stopped working down there in 1988
Any of you guys know contact details of EH person responsible for Dumpy as I could contact them and
Give all info I have from times I worked there from 79 to 88, some great characters worked here
Ta lee
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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2011, 21:05:45 »
A few of my pics from the same visit





















Was a good night, could have spent far longer down there, Got to meet and chat to some very interesting people

My thanks to all

seafordpete

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2011, 19:04:59 »
As slight error the steps go over a duct but beyond them is a narrow doorway set in the dound tunnel, this is where the level and tunnels change

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2011, 18:49:06 »
That's the Plant Room Seafordpete, so yes, it would lead to the cliff face - My understanding is that DUMPY was excavated from scratch, but given the number of caves in the cliffs I'm sure there must've been a few in that area.
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« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2011, 18:42:51 »
Looking at pi 5 up from the bottom my recollection is that this duct led to the cliff side eventually in a rough unlined older tunnel, the guide opened a small hatch which opened out over the harbour and the wind was nearly enough to blow you over, it took 3 of us to close it. The tunnel had some old C19 graffitti in it and I reckon near where "plant " is in the bottom LH corner of the plan. The little wooden steps up in the photo were where the level changed from new to old tunnels

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2011, 16:42:19 »
Thanks delboy!  :)

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2011, 15:20:25 »
 Great thread Iseley and lovely pictures from you and cliveh. delboy

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2011, 09:05:09 »
Wow, that must be a rare plan!  Thank you so much for posting it :)

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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 08:56:43 »
DUMPY Level plan from the 1960s.



Nice to meet up with you too, CliveH
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Re: Cold comfort - The evolution of DUMPY Level
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 08:06:58 »
Thank you so much for adding these pictures.  You are certainy lucky to have been allowed to visit!

 

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