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« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2013, 18:07:04 PM »

The plan itself is undated, but others in the same series are 1958.
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« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2013, 18:27:48 PM »

Cheers John!
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« Reply #47 on: July 28, 2014, 10:45:21 AM »

a few aerial shots from a fly-by yesterday:

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« Reply #48 on: July 28, 2014, 16:44:55 PM »

Thanks for these pictures, Clive.  It's always a most impressive building whether seen from the ground or above!
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« Reply #49 on: November 26, 2014, 08:44:26 AM »

Something 'new' has been uncovered on the eastern ramparts of the Castle recently! I think it may be a command post for the WWII AA battery but does anyone else have any other suggestions?

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« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2016, 10:21:38 AM »

Queen Mary's Tower - only accessible from the garden of Constable's Tower. Until last year it was the Deputy-Constable's garden shed!  Grin

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« Reply #51 on: February 15, 2016, 17:33:34 PM »

So who is using it as a garden shed now?  Grin

My "shed" is nowhere near as old and only dates back to 1590.
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« Reply #52 on: February 15, 2016, 22:48:50 PM »

Do you have a Tudor 'knot' garden, M-M?
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« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2016, 22:59:22 PM »

No but I have graffiti which reads HH 1734
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« Reply #54 on: May 19, 2016, 11:55:44 AM »

The Keep

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« Reply #55 on: May 19, 2016, 11:57:03 AM »

Mason's Marks found on an archway in St. John's Tower

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« Reply #56 on: February 03, 2017, 14:42:24 PM »

FENIAN ALARM AT DOVER. SUPPOSED PLOT TO BLOW UP THE CASTLE.
Two men arrived at the Priory Railway Station, Dover, on Wednesday, having in charge two large barrels of gun-cotton, each containing, it is estimated, about 75lbs. The gun cotton was packed in a wooden barrel, protected by a strong outside case of iron. On arriving at the railway station, it is stated that the men unscrewed the fastenings of the iron casing, and placed the barrels in a couple of sacks, conveying them by that means to the South Eastern Railway, where they deposited them on the platform. The station-master's attention was drawn to the casks, and, thinking there was something very suspicious about them and in the demeanour of those in charge of then; asked the men what the barrels contained. One of the men, after some hesitation, replied, Gunpowder, adding that they intended to take them to Seabrook Station, near Folkestone. Mr Dyne, the station-master, at once had the barrels removed from the station precincts, and called the attention of the police to the matter. As the men did not give a satisfactory account of themselves, they were removed to the police-station, where they remain in custody. One of them is known to have formerly belonged to the Royal Artillery, and was for some time stationed at Dover Castle. Both seemed to be very indifferent about the matter, and when questioned gave evasive answers. The police have charge of the two casks of guncotton, and are making every effort to obtain further information on the subject. There is considerable public alarm in the town, and rumours are current of a plot to blow up the Castle. A later telegram states that the two men apprehended stated at the police-station that they were employed by the Cotton Powder Company, Limited, Oare Works, Faversham, and were taking the two casks to Mr T. Richardson at Seabrook-station, and it was to be used at the spot where the Plassey was wrecked a short time ago. The prisoners will be brought before the magistrates to-day. The Home Office has been communicated with. The police have been unable as yet to obtain answers to their telegraphic enquiries sent to the company.

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« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2017, 16:46:59 PM »

View of St Mary-in-Castro church and the Roman Pharos from the roof of the Keep

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« Reply #58 on: March 18, 2017, 17:55:40 PM »

Walking around Dover Castle recently my eye spied a small lump of mud that had a bit of shine to it. Further investigation & cleaning revealed a nice button of the Seaforth Highlanders. They were garrisoned at Dover from 1929 to 1933. In researching the unit I came across a Pathe film of the Prince of Wales inspecting his regiment in 1933. This could have been their final parade before marching out. Interesting to see the East casemates with their porches still intact.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/the-prince-of-wales-7/query/Seaforth




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