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Ramsgate Flour Mill (Rank Hovis) april 2011

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Space Invader

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one of my first explores and defintley a place i will never get bored of visiting ... :D

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 men� 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 :beer:

 
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Nice photos mate, and when are you taking me here exactly ;)

 

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Pic 4 still fills me full of dread ,as i know whats up them metal steps :)

 

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nah swamp its a kinda ladder/stroke steps but right on the edge i dont do heights ladder is strudy enuff mate if u don tmind the whole heights thing :D

 

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Hey Wevsky, did you ever mention that "You didnt like Heights" :lol: - Space Invader loving the report, pics are top quality !

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