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
This is what it looks like at the top on the inside
And the view out of a couple of the very dirty windows at the top
Apologies for the photos, but I thought it was interesting enough to warrant a post.
The bunker along Road Of Remembrance in Folkestone is believed to have been a WW2 naval communication facility. It originally had two entrances several rooms and toilets, with a ventilation room above the complex.
You can still see the remains of several WW2 posters on the walls of this place.
There may be plans to renovate this bunker and open it to the public as part of the plans for marking the centenary of the outbreak of hostilities in WW1 which takes place in 2014.
More information here
There's also a rather nice map of the place here.
Looking back towards the main entrance
Looking back towards the second entrance
Few nice features left.
Remains of posters
It's definitely one of the best condition WWII bunkers I've been in.
Thanks for looking!
Just remembered about these photos, so thought I'd stick them up anyway.
The guilford shaft is a spiral staircase built inside the cliff face at Dover consisting of 214 steps, connecting the Moats Bulwark at the bottom of the cliff to Dover Castle. The staircase is broken up by different levels along the way, including one which resembles a deep air raid shelter.
It's had several uses during its time, including uses in WWII, but it now lies empty and decaying, although it is in very good shape indeed, considering it's not been maintained for years!
This is the part that resembles a deep shelter, although it's no in very good shape.
At the very top
And just for the hell of it, there's a lot of these down there.
Moi at the top looking down
Thanks for looking!
Of all my years exploring Dover, this is one place that kept evading me, mainly because I didn't know where the entrance was! Oh I've spent many hours wondering around the area trying to find it!
Anyhow, Frosty and co kindly showed me where it was the other night (cheers dude!) , so I was able to finally take some photos of it!
Langdon hole was an underground communication centre during WWII. Sometimes referred to as Dumpy B, purely because it acted in the same role, although it bears little resemblance to the Dumpy level of Dover Castle.
Entrance to this place is interesting, as all the steps are missing, so you have a very steep slope to contend with on entry - not one to do on a wet day!
Anyhow, here are a few photos.
This is the entrance way looking back up from the bottom.
With lots of old metal containers at the bottom
Which leads through this walkway into the rest of the complex
Which looks like this
There's an un-lined tunnel which leads to another entrance, now blocked
Supply shaft - west
a abandoned part of a german steal factory...
Supply shaft west 01 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 02 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 03 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 04 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 05 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 06 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 07 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 08 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 09 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 10 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 11 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 12 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr
Supply shaft west 13 by Miaro Digital, auf Flickr