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« on: December 16, 2012, 14:09:12 PM »

Photographs from the Dover Express, Friday 30 June 1939, showing construction underway on the barracks at Old Park, Dover.

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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2012, 18:18:03 PM »

Photographs from the Dover Express, Friday 30 June 1939, showing construction underway on the barracks at Old Park, Dover.

Are these barracks still standing?

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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2012, 19:40:14 PM »

In part, but not a lot left.
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 21:32:35 PM »

Thanks chasg.!  Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 05:14:27 AM »

Sorry, cliveh, rather hurried yesterday evening. Now that I've more time, all of Old Park Barracks' buildings were in NG square TR 30 44 - see Where'sthepath OS/GE view below. The "Mus" is Dover Transport Museum and arrowed red is Tesco Dover (probably the best-known landmark). Also an OS 1:10,560 map, and a Bing Maps bird's eye view with surviving buildings ringed yellow, Whitfield Hill (A256) out of Dover arrowed yellow, former married quarters arrowed blue and officers' quarters arrowed red.


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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2012, 07:10:42 AM »

Thanks again chasg - that's very helpful.

Next time I go down to Dover I'll take the A2 and get a look.

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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 08:20:22 AM »

I think my daughter's new house was built on part of the site!
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 18:20:17 PM »

I think my daughter's new house was built on part of the site!

I'll let you work out exactly which part it stands on from this old plan  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 23:22:15 PM »

Thanks, John, I'm sure she'll be interested - or else!
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2013, 11:29:53 AM »

As an 'Ex-Junior Leader Royal Engineer' who was once stationed here (early 1970's), it is a pleasure to visit this great website and also see the interest shown to my old barracks, which as you know is now sadly gone. I was particularly pleased to see the photo's displayed from the 'Dover Express Friday 30th JUne 1939' of the start of the build. I also have 'several' photo's of Old Park Barracks (including some of the demolition) that I'll be only to happy to share with this site if interest is shown.
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2013, 15:14:53 PM »

Welcome along Tom!  Smiley

Yes please do share your photos of Old Park Barracks. There will certainly be a lot of interest in them here.

Sorry I can't help you with any history about the site but I'm sure someone may be able to help you.

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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2016, 10:49:37 AM »

From the above plan this was the Pool and is now Dover Transport Museum

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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2016, 08:47:15 AM »

The Gymnasium

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« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2016, 15:45:27 PM »

The Regimental HQ:

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2017, 16:19:58 PM »

I vaguely remember some abandoned structures in scrubland at the end of the playing field / training area overlooking the London Road (more or less where the hardstanding around the large green warehouse is now). It was there when the barracks were still open. Concrete vehicle inspection ramps???  Please someone tell me my mind isn't losing the plot ;-)
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