Saturday, 16 April 2011

Dover Port Opening Ceromony

Here are some photos of from the ceremony celebrating the opening of the new port of Dover, completed in 1911. Works started in 1899 and was an enormous infrastructural achievement. The three breakwaters, Admiralty pier gun turret, network of tunnels and huge vaulted stores inside the cliff, were all constructed by hand. Until the Channel tunnel Kent had not seen a infrastructural investment on such a scale. I thought these photos would be of interest to Chris, and could imagine the 'People's Port' having a similar event. With thanks to J.Vaughan and KHF.

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