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Offline alkhamhills

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Re: Dover Promenade Pier
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 09:32:16 »
3 Pics of Dover Promenade Pier under demolition . The 3rd one looking back toward the Burlington Hotel

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Re: Dover Promenade Pier
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 19:45:07 »
Here is another of the Dover Promenade Pier:

That's a nice shot ellenkate, especially as it shows Langdon Prison and the end of Atholl Terrace so well
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Re: Dover Promenade Pier
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2010, 17:06:09 »
Here is another of the Dover Promenade Pier:


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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2010, 09:08:20 »
An interesting book. Piers of Kent by Martin Easdown. ISBN 978-0-7524-4220-4. A chapter devoted to Dover Promenade Pier including some 17 pics . Including a rare pic of a pleasure steamer alongside the Pier

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Dover Promenade Pier
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2010, 22:33:29 »
In 1880 the Dover Promenade and Pier Company was formed to build the pier?completed in 1893 and a pavilion added at end of pier in 1901. 900 feet long, and 100 feet wide at the end where the Pavilion was built. . The  pavilion would accommodate 1,000 people, with an auditorium, stage, dining room and top deck promenade It offered proper promenade facilities and summer concerts.The pier designed by a competition winner , Mr Webster of Liverpool (?100 prize). During WW1, the Navy took it over as a Landing Stage The body of Nurse Cavell was landed here circa 1919, and also Cpt Fryatt,  Belgian hero of  SS Brussels who was captured and executed by
the Germans after the raid on Zeebrugge. The pier was never re-opened to the Public
  In 1927 A O Hill Ltd (later Dover Industries Ltd) were responsible for dismantling Dover Promenade & Pier. Two auctions were held June & July 1927 to sell the pier structure. Two of the pier gates survive at Pope?s Hall, Lenham

 

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