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Report - Harbour control tower, Folkestone - Aug 2009

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by Maniac, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Maniac

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    This place has intrigued me since I saw it about 4 or 5 years ago, but I had no idea it was derelict until about a year ago - from a distance it looks like it's still in use as it's not in that bad shape.

    I'm not sure if this was a control tower of some sort, or merely an observation platform. It's next to folkestone harbour, and yellow pages dating would put it's closure at around 2003/4.

    Unfortunitely I didn't get many photos - I was somewhat limited photography wise as we couldn't use torches being surrounded by glass in direct line of sight of the the harbour entrance, but I thought I'd stick them up anyway. We did venture into the lower levels of the tower, but I couldn't photograph anything down there - it was too dark - there wasn't much left to see anyway, kitchen, staff room and offices.

    This is what it looks like on the outside
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    This is what it looks like at the top on the inside. It's a lot smaller than you think it's going to be.
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    And the view out of a couple of the very dirty windows at the top
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    Apologies for the photos, but I thought it was interesting enough to warrant a post. (I don't blame anyone if it ends up in the epic fail bin of doom however as the photos are proper crap.)

    Maniac.
     

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