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Deal Dockyard
« on: July 30, 2021, 09:02:35 am »
 Government,  having decided on abolishing the dockyard and naval store establishment at Deal, Admiralty instructions have been sent to Chatham, directing the whole of the stores to be removed from the Deal yard to Chatham, where they will be inspected by the officials of the establishment.
Illustrated Usk Observer  September 12 1863
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Re: Deal Dockyard
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2023, 11:14:55 am »
Government,  having decided on abolishing the dockyard and naval store establishment at Deal, Admiralty instructions have been sent to Chatham, directing the whole of the stores to be removed from the Deal yard to Chatham, where they will be inspected by the officials of the establishment.
Illustrated Usk Observer  September 12 1863


Trying to source an image of Deal Dockyard/Deal Naval Yard 1672-1864 for an article I am writing for Bygone Kent magazine. Has anyone seen an image please? Tried all the usual places etc..


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Re: Deal Dockyard
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2023, 13:48:56 pm »
I suspect that your difficulty will be exacerbated by the fact that only in the last twenty five of the years that you mention did photography exist in a practical form and in those early days of photography, very few images are likely to have been produced and, perhaps, dockyards would not have been not high on photographers' lists of potential photographic subjects? Maybe your search would be more profitably focused on paintings and etchings?

I assume that you have tried Deal Maritime & Local History Museum. Looking at its online catalogue, I note that under reference BE/1/10 it holds 'Two newspaper articles ..... (2) Reminiscences of Old Deal - An Old View of Deal Beach - windmill, Naval Yard, bathing machines'. I started to read on in the catalogue, before realising that it runs to 246 pages! I suppose there might be something there which would satisfy your requirement?

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Re: Deal Dockyard
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2023, 13:58:31 pm »
Maritime Museum at Greenwich may have something
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