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  1. Frosty

    DUMPY - Dover - 2011 visit, 2013 post

    Just chucking this back up as redoing all my reports, visited with fortknox0, history is on his report, truely a special place! Sorry its pic heavy! Frosty.
  2. Harry

    St Margaret's Z-Rocket Battery Shelter, Dover - April 2013

    Now home to the local pigeon population this small deep shelter was built to protect troops of the nearby Z-Rocket from incoming axis bombs during WWII. There was two main entrances down into the shelter and one emergency escape exit. All in all, a great little splore, one of many in the area...
  3. Temple

    Wire wool spinning in Dover.

    Visited Hospital Postern stairs for some artistic shots. Quick video of Greg spinning wire wool amongst some tea lights. Apologies for the crap quality, just thought some might like to see the making of some photos. http://s1324.photobucket.com/user/Templ ... 5.mp4.html
  4. Temple

    Great Britain Dover Explore - March 2013

    Easter Weekend - myself, Silverainbow, HitGirl, Rich, Harry, Greg and Kevin. The freezing temperatures, bitter wind and snow would not ruin a great day exploring Dover. These various sites have been done inside out by so many people, so I won't bore you with the history of them all, but their...
  5. shaddam

    Dover venture [pic heavy]- Nov 2012

    Day trip with Pezzar and porkchop [ i think] and a non forum member, lovely day out and nice mooch :D first thing was first though after exploring the tunnel near the scrapyard [ no decent photos of that] we moved up to the casemates area stopped by the famous staircase before that though...
  6. Maniac

    Lydden Spout Plotting Room & Deep Shelter, Dover - Mar 2013

    In another round of re-visits, we decided to pop our heads into the Lydden Spout plotting room and deep shelter as they are only a short distance from each other. Like all the others dotted along the clifftops at Dover, this was built as part of the gun battery that used to be on top of the...
  7. Maniac

    Oil Mills West, Dover - March 2013

    This set of tunnels is located just West of the tunnels known as the Oil Mills, in the Limekiln Street area of Dover. It is likely that the tunnels were originally the result of chalk being mined for lime burning in the nearby kilns during the 19th Century. The five roughly parallel tunnels are...
  8. Wevsky

    D.O.E Dover kent 03/2013

    This was yet another revisit ,but this time i actually spent some time and got some half decent shots,and Obs let me play with the fisheye..Not a huge amount of pics for a change.. Visited with SpaceInvader Obscurity and Stealth..Very nearly ended thigh high in water in what looked like a solid...
  9. silverainbow

    Fan Bay, Dover, Feb 2013

    This shelter is at the site of Fan Bay Battery a WWII site originally comprising 3 x 6" guns with associated magazines, shelters, Plotting room, Admin and accomodation areas. Today only traces of the gun pits can be found underneath the undergrowth and all surface buildings have been demolished...
  10. silverainbow

    Drop & Hospital Posterns, Dover Kent, Jan 2012

    This is another one of those that Ive been meaning to do for a while and despite having been in the Drop Postern a couple of times I never took any pics, well until now :D , Theres a massive amount of history about the general area and fortifications that surround it here...
  11. silverainbow

    Dumpy, Dover Castle, November 2011

    Ive been dying to get in here for ages, Ive heard so much about the place, seen so many pictures and read so much history, I thought Id never get the opportunity so when I heard that EH were doing tours I though Id dip into my pocket and "Go See", History more than covered by Fortknox and Frosty...
  12. silverainbow

    Great Britain Oil Mills, Upper & Lower, Dover, Jan 2013

    I visited this 3 years back, only had point n shoot camera at the time and hadn't realized that it could do 60 second exposures so have been meaning to go back for a revisit to get some pics, Visited with Space Invader and Dan H. A brief bit of History ; These tunnels have served many...
  13. silverainbow

    St Margarets Esplanades, Dover, November 2012

    Hello one n all, this has been eluding me for some time and every time in the past Ive attempted it either the tide has been in or I havent been able to get up there due to the entrance being 30ft up in the cliff, So having conquered it heres some history and a few pics ! The beach at St...
  14. Maniac

    Great Britain Detached Bastion, Dover - Various photos over the years.2012

    It struck me the other day, I don't think I've ever posted any or my photos from here. It's one of those places I've visited so much I just take it for granted and don't really pay much attention to it. It's the place I always go to experiment with stuff because it's so accessible. The detached...
  15. silverainbow

    Snowdown Colliery, Dover Kent, July 2012

    Have driven past here on many occasions but have always seen security lurking around so when I got a call from Space Invader saying he was gonna go take a look I though yeah why not, Lets go join Him, Explored With Space Invader, Obscurity and Storm :) A bit of History about the place ...
  16. silverainbow

    Lydden Spout Deep Shelter, Dover Kent, 2012

    Been meaning to do this one for a while and have recently been doing a few "Re-Visits" of other things in the area with a newb explorer so here goes with a bit of history; Situated on the cliffs between Folkestone and Dover. Built during WW2, the Lydden Spout Deep Shelter was part of the site...
  17. silverainbow

    Grand Shaft, Dover, July 2012

    Visited with non Member Dan Quik bit of History about this incredible Structure; Set back to one side of Snargate Street, Dover, its entrance barred by iron gates is a sloping corridor which leads to the Grand Shaft, a unique 19th Century triple staircase built during the Napoleonic Wars...
  18. Wevsky

    North & South casemates Dover May 2012

    Brief bit of history copied from the net... South Flank Casemates, Dover: During a new fear of invasion from Napoleon III two new dry moats where added to the existing citadel defences. The northern and the southern moat both had their own casemates built. Between these there was also a...
  19. Nelly

    Oil Mills West - Dover - Nov 2011

    These tunnels in Limekiln Street were most likely dug in the early to mid 19th Century to extract chalk for burning and turning into lime. Map of the tunnels The limekilns, which gave the street its name, were located nearby. It is probable that the lime and excavated chalk were used in...
  20. Nelly

    Detached Bastion - Dover - Nove 2011

    The forth and final splore on a great day out in Kent Those in attendance were Skeleton Key, UrbanX, Trog & Mrs Trog, Wevsky, Space Invader and Urban Ginger The History Bit The North Centre and Detached Bastions are located between the Drop Redoubt and the Citadel on the Western Heights...
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