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Offline CommanderChuff

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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2017, 09:39:32 »
Thank you for the replies,  the marine workshop in Folkestone is well known but there is a gap in the mapping timeline to confirm that it was actually removed in 1922.  And unfortunately the maps of Dover do not identify individual buildings so that this date can be verified.

But thanks anyway,
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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2017, 14:58:57 »
This might help,you can use the mouse to move the map and the blue button to the left brings in a modern satellite overlay

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=51.1187&lon=1.3118&layers=168&b=1

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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #64 on: November 27, 2017, 08:16:09 »
It is shown on the 1873 maps 1:500 and 1:2500. There was a line that ran along The Stade side of the harbour with a turntable (not sure of the correct terminology) at the end of a jetty at the Eastern end of the harbour parallel to the East Pier, it is not clear if the line went along the jetty, I think it did but am not sure. The line ran Northwards where a carpenter's shop and a smith's shop were located east and north of the line respectively. It joined the main line on the approach to the swing bridge via another turntable at the Western end of The Stade, this also had a branch off along what is shown as a slipway on the later maps.

It is shown on the 1898 and 1907 1:2500 maps.

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Re: Dover Western Docks: SER workshops from Folkestone harbour?
« Reply #63 on: November 26, 2017, 21:44:23 »
I am building a model of Folkestone harbour.

The research into the history of The harbour has revealed that South Eastern Railway built a workshop on the eastern side of Stade in 1863. It is thought that this facility was built to service the cross channel ferry steamships, and marine boilers and other equipment were manufacturered there.

In 1922 the tools and workshop was relocated in Dover docks.

Does anybody has any more information, please?

David.
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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2011, 12:07:14 »
The Dover tugs only had DH on their funnels.
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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #61 on: July 20, 2011, 08:14:16 »
I would think that the lettering is DHB - Dover Harbour Board ?
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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #60 on: July 20, 2011, 00:49:51 »
Well I am blown away by the Photo of Lady Brassey, I assume the DH on the funnell is
Dover Harbour.. What a powerfull looking ship, Really looks the part...Stuart
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Re: Dover Western Docks
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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2011, 14:31:48 »
Lady Brassey, Dover Tug, c.1930s:



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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #57 on: July 18, 2011, 23:36:25 »
I wonder if anyone recalls the Tug "Lady Brassey"? The name stuck in my mind and this thread brought her back.
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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2011, 06:50:57 »
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Ive been told there was a large gun with a 9 mile range(?) mounted along the arm of the western dock, which was sunken with the magazines below ground either side of the gun which would be loaded then raised/fired then lowered and re-loaded.

& they're still there !

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=5935.0

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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2011, 00:46:41 »
Taken from the Western Heights in the 60's.So much going on.For me one to remember.

Cheers,Ted


Ive been told there was a large gun with a 9 mile range(?) mounted along the arm of the western dock, which was sunken with the magazines below ground either side of the gun which would be loaded then raised/fired then lowered and re-loaded.

On the image, middle/right there are 3 blue loading cranes, just to the right of that is a structure of brick construction (possibly) where he thinks it stood,.

Have I been led up the garden path again??? :-)

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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #54 on: February 12, 2011, 12:01:18 »

I took this photo in February 1973 from up near the Grand Shaft.

Offline Ted Ingham

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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #53 on: December 30, 2010, 15:30:48 »
Thanks for the information Mike.
Just found the attached photo in my Grandfathers collection.
He did a day trip from Swan Pier, Central London to Dover on the 29th August 1907.The Paddle Steamer was the "KOH I NOOR" belonging to New Palace Steamers.The funnels were telescopic in order for her to transit the London bridges.


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Re: Dover Western Docks
« Reply #52 on: December 30, 2010, 15:20:01 »
The french hovercraft Jean Bertin was almost useless. it was retired whilst I worked at the hoverport. When it was scrapped, the engines were brought to the U.K. I had to deliver the cheque for the duty, to Customs at Southern House. it was for 20,000.00. Quite a nervous bike ride.
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