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Report - Ramsgate Flour Mill (Rank Hovis) april 2011

Discussion in 'Industrial Sites' started by space invader, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. space invader

    space invader 28DL Full Member
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    one of my first explores and defintley a place i will never get bored of visiting ... :)

    visited with wevsky and paulk

    a litte history

    The Ramsgate Flour Mill was built in 1865, and closed in 2005 when the site was sold by Rank Hovis to a private developer, as it was no longer commercially viable. It is situated next to the site of the old Ramsgate Town Station, which has long been demolished and is now a block of flats The mill survived two world wars, but sustained heavy bombing during World War 2. As the threat of war came nearer, air raid tunnels were dug. One “for the menâ€￾ was dug under the old railway cattle pens (to the rear of the site), which gave the shelter about 25 feet of chalk and concrete as protection.For the office workers, a separate shelter was constructed, which was a brick lined tunnel dug from the general office down into the ground. Under the mill, this was made wider to give a fair size room. A way out was up two long flights of concrete steps ...

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    a few from the roof ...

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    the office workers shelter

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    thanks for looking.....
     

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