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Offline conan

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Re: Dover Colliery
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 19:44:40 »
There's a fascinating history of the colliery here with a load of photos ( including a couple of the steam winding engine that will interest Sentinel S4 and Dave the Train) and maps of the site as well

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/s/shakespeare_colliery/index.shtml

also a few photos of Tower Wills steps complete with the wire he hung onto  :)

http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/s/shakespeare_colliery/index5.shtml

here's more info and photos here

https://doverhistorian.com/2015/11/07/shakespeare-colliery/
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Re: Dover Colliery
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 01:51:11 »
Dover Colliery had the dubious distinction of burning more coal in its boilers than was ever brought up the shaft!

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Re: Dover Colliery
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 11:17:50 »
ellenkate's postcard reminds me of the day I took my two eldest sons exploring, probably about 1980. We walked down to the abandoned channel tunnel site through the access tunnel that now takes you to Samphire Hoe. After a good look round we decided to walk up the cliff path but we were shot at from the top. We then climbed back down and returned through the tunnel to a yard when a steamroller was being overhauled and reported the incident to the police. Apparently it happened rather a lot at that time.

I knew the name of the chap that ran the yard because he did the odd job on 'Lion' when I was Second Engineer but can't for the life of me remember now.

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Re: Dover Colliery
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 09:51:24 »
Very nice set of photos.We went round that way at low tide in the 1960's but ellenkate's postcard of the cliff path brings back memories of the rather exciting climb or descent (especially in a strong wind) to and from the cliff top.I think the last set of steps to the cliff top were the steepest and I used to hang on tightly to the wire next to the steps.There was also a set of steps from the cliff top above or close to the Abbotscliffe tunnel that came down near to the Colliery site. When I came down it there was a long cable to hang on to and steps cut into the chalk. At that time there was an army firing range at the top so who built these I don't know.There were some well built wooden shacks above the seawall some way past where the colliery spoil ended in the Folkestone direction.

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Re: Dover Colliery
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2010, 08:44:00 »


postcard printed in Germany c.1900



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Dover Colliery
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 21:40:01 »
Blacksmiths at Dover Colliery.
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Dover Colliery
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 17:05:18 »
A fow more photo's and a little more info here. http://doversociety.homestead.com/colleries.html
The most interesting part for me is the mention of a 24 acre cement works at langdon hole that could have been built. I can just imagine the scar that would have left on the clifftops today.

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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 02:12:11 »
Founds this -


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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 20:56:29 »
Dover Colliery head 1910. Halt station in the background.

When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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