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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #67 on: February 21, 2017, 16:38:04 »
Came across this: http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/7/7e/Er19190110.pdf - article starts on pdf page 7.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #66 on: August 17, 2016, 08:00:17 »
My #63 above may be incorrect!

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #65 on: June 19, 2016, 13:50:14 »
Here's a link to Hansard with regard to the sale of the port: http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/lords/1925/jul/29/sandwich-port-and-haven-bill

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2015, 07:42:09 »
Apparently the skeleton is to be clad and used to house the equipment for an electrical supply from Belgium.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #63 on: April 28, 2015, 16:02:58 »
It is all that remains of the former Richborough Power Station, built to burn Kent coal.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #62 on: April 28, 2015, 15:09:32 »
Please can anyone tell me what the picture below was? It's on the A256 in the Richborough area.
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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2014, 20:12:03 »
It is a long time since I heard the name 'Arthur G Wells'. He was a friend of my Dads. Nice man.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2014, 15:40:17 »
I am almost certain that there was an article by Arthur G Wells (who only died a few years back) in `Trains Ilustrated`, C-1958-61, about the story of the `St Anselm` loco.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #59 on: December 08, 2014, 20:48:47 »
This was mentioned in the 'Stonar Lake' thread, but it seems more appropriate to post it here as this is one of P.D.L.'s loco's that was inherited by the N.C.B. and worked in the port area.

'ST. ANSELM' Hudswell Clarke 0-6-0T [Works no.1343/18], formerly IW & D no.65. A newspaper clipping from 1954:

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #58 on: June 20, 2013, 21:34:00 »
Lazyzee I  Think your pictures show the remains of the system that carried  part of the dredging equipment that was in use at that time, the train ferry berth was a bit further along, and very difficult to access today. A full plan of the site is on display in the RAF Manston history museum, as Manston and Port Richborough was all part of the same project.
Hi Doug, they are pictures of the same structure that is further down the thread which is labelled as the train ferry quay, this structure is directly behind pfizers social club/Ambrosettis yard, see below.


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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #57 on: June 20, 2013, 19:38:15 »
Lazyzee, I think your pictures show the remains of the system that carried part of the dredging equipment that was in use at that time, the train ferry berth was a bit further along and very difficult to access today. A full plan of the site is on display in the RAF Manston history museum, as Manston and Port Richborough was all part of the same project.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #56 on: June 20, 2013, 16:46:38 »
Nice pics Layzee, are you using HDR?
No these pictures aren't hdr,  I have just tonemapped them to bring up the detail.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #55 on: June 20, 2013, 02:07:56 »
Nice pics Layzee, are you using HDR?

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2013, 23:28:45 »
I stumbled upon what I now know to be the train ferry quay completely by accident, last Friday (14th) whan I was out on a photo rummage (being a keen amateur photographer). I spotted the structure in the distance and slowly headed over, I took a set of pictures which you may be interested in




The rest of the set can be found herehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/92090785@N03/with/9049336533/ along with some of my other pictures.

I did a lot of reading about the port and didn't realise the size of it, I can remember the railway that crossed the sandwich road just before the power station, never gave it a second thought as to what it was for, but I did have a look and at least one of the original gate posts is still there marking where the line crossed the old road, everything to the south of the road is long gone.
I will be going back to do some more pictures and will post them here when done.

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Re: Richborough Port
« Reply #53 on: January 01, 2013, 19:55:48 »
I was under the impression that the buses had blacked out windows during WW2 when bits of Mulberry Harbour were being built.

 

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