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Harbour Control Tower, Folkestone - Aug 2008

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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

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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.

Maniac.

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nice post and the couple of pics you posted came out pretty nice. im glad someone has finally got this done, it is one that i was looking at a while back but never got round to it :thumb well done!

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