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Gateway Hovertel Dover - 1/3/09

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After reading the post from ryda about the Snargate Wine Vault it reminded me of something I had been looking for last year, but was beaten by prickle's and nettles. I was not sure where the Wine Vaults were, from an old picture that I can no longer find you could see the entrance to them at ground level then a few terraces up it looked like there could be another, maybe even the tunnel that is rumoured to lead to the cowgate steps.

Well getting to the point...after an hour of myself and my brother scrabbling around on the side of a slippery cliff we found 4 levels of the terraces but alas no tunnels :cry:

However we did find our way into the Gateway hovertel, the hotel that time forgot, beds still made, TV's still with remote's, tea and coffee in the rooms. The place is a really great, pretty good condition, the only really trashed floor is the top one and nothing to do with chav's the flying rats have done a good enough job themselves.

Anyway on with some pic's from Satan's camera.

I have stuck this in here for now as the place is an arsonists wet dream. Once anyone who wants to get in has, maybe it can be moved into public view.












Down to the basement:







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One of the buildings is better than the other as the roof has gone in the older section. The condition is not too bad, just a lot of piles of the old furniture, odds and sods.

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Referring to your report Superwide, this rumoured link to the 64 steps, the tunnels I was in yesterday have a locked passage leading off in the right direction for this, might be worth possible speaking to the masonic lodge to see if they have an entrance in? The gentleman who leases the storage tunnels i was in explained there must be another entrance as he often sees light and feels a draught coming from down the passage

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