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Lead or Rumour info - Dover Bunkers near railway

Discussion in 'Leads, Rumours and News...' started by sirjonnyp, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. sirjonnyp

    sirjonnyp 28DL Regular User
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    So on my way to Eastry yesterday my train went through Dover, and I can't believe that I've never spotted these before:

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    I got the pictures on the train on the way back, so apologies for low quality. They are just before the turn into Dover after you come out of the tunnel from Samphire Hoe.

    As far as I can figure out, they must be something to do with Archcliffe Fort? I found a map/plan of the Fort, but the bits don't add up - the map has no tunnels marked on it. The bunkers themselves appear to be on railway property too?

    Any help? I did wonder if these were perhaps the Winchelsea Caves or something similar?
     

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  2. canute

    canute 货车司机和国王
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    Dark Dog and Herbivore have seen inside - can't find their post atm. Archcliffe Fort's difficult to follow the plan of as it's had its south end cut away

    Winchelsea Caves are in another part of town
     
  3. Wevsky

    Wevsky A Predisposed Tourist
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    Ah these..si pointed these out last year ,never got round to going and looking
     
  4. sirjonnyp

    sirjonnyp 28DL Regular User
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    So are they actually part of Archcliffe?
     
  5. sirjonnyp

    sirjonnyp 28DL Regular User
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    Think I've solved my own question now :D

    http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=1538.0

    Looks to me like the bunkers that I took the photos of match up the the photos at the top of that page, and would make sense given the yellow bricks too. Was going to have a look at some point, not sure it'll be worth it now, looks a bit ordinary in there.
     
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    yeah thats them mate may even be a report up on here already
     
  7. sirjonnyp

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    Did try to look for that on here, but to no such luck finding one. One way to remedy that :)
     
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    Been meaning to for a long time..another thing that so local i still havnt got round to
     
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    Certainly nothing to make a special trip for sirjonnyp - Herbivore & I had a good look around and there's little of interest. I believe they are just Railway shelters that were later adapted to include blast walls for protection of workers/crew during WW2. I think there are about half a dozen all told from memory and they're not connected to Archcliffe Fort.

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    I think the original thread is long archived - KHF has as much info as you need.
     
  10. sirjonnyp

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    Okey doke, cheers for letting me know. Given their proximity to the Fort I thought I might have been on to something :rolleyes:
     
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