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Offline kyn

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2016, 19:37:50 »
A couple of pics from me...

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2015, 14:20:19 »
The combined Battery & Fortress Plotting Room

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2015, 17:14:05 »
The underground Medical Dressing Station





















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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2013, 18:42:31 »
Thank you so much for adding these :)

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2013, 20:37:19 »
Wonderful collection of historical photographs battery number 428.











Complete collection of photos http://starcom68.livejournal.com/1295576.html

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2011, 19:07:44 »
I would be interested to know where as would like to explore the tunnels, who would we need to speak to in order to gain access in an official capacity ? so that we could get machinery in or would it be a case of good old fashioned hard graft ?


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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #25 on: August 11, 2011, 06:54:45 »
thanks unfairytale, not being a dovorian my local knowledge is not that good.

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2011, 18:11:00 »
Hougham Battery is disected by the new A20. The guns accommodation and shelter are/were inland of the A20, whereas the plotting room and O.Ps. plus various other bits and bobs are on the cliff-side of the A20 just down from the Lydden Spout Battery.

 If you want to get to the area where the guns once stood, you can get there from Farthingloe. There's not much left there; Farthingloe Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery site is nearby though, and that's pretty intact.
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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2011, 15:32:49 »
sorry, im getting my m20 and a20 muddled, i should be referring to the area above samphire hoe,i assume one walks to the location from aycliffe, am i correct in thinking this.

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2011, 17:31:57 »
how does one access this site, does that road that exits left just past farthigloe go up there.

Yes it does I think, but there is not a great deal to see on that side of the A20.

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2011, 17:27:56 »
Take the A20 out of Dover and you will see a lay-by on the left, park there and the battery is in the field.

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2011, 07:03:19 »
how does one access this site, does that road that exits left just past farthigloe go up there.

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2011, 21:34:18 »
Is the entrance between the boundary fence and the A20?Thats were i,ve always thought it would be now.

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2011, 19:55:00 »
Unfortunately, no

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Re: Hougham 8" Battery, Dover
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2011, 17:24:51 »
The entrance is still there, the corrugated sheeting can be seen going into the bank, but it's backfilled

Do you have a picture of the entrance by chance??

 

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