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Offline NicG

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Martello Tower No 8 Sandgate
« on: February 19, 2012, 19:53:06 pm »
this Tower on the outskirts of Shorncliffe Camp, has been converted to a house, but I've struggled to find anything specific to tower 8 on the internet ?
any takers?

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Re: Martello Tower No 8 Sandgate
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 21:13:52 pm »
Here's a location map from the 1860's..
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Re: Martello Tower No 8 Sandgate
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013, 01:37:27 am »
I can tell you that in 1939/40 when my father was stationed at Shorncliffe camp he had to stand watch in this martello tower and if he saw the Germans in sight had to cycle up to the camp to raise the alarm. To illustrate the problems of the time he had just 5 rounds for his rifle which he had to hand over to the next sentry on duty etc..
He even bought himself a pair of binoculars in Folkstone to aid his task, I still have them.

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Re: Martello Tower No 8 Sandgate
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2022, 06:47:16 am »
Folkestone Herald - Friday 07 April 1989
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Re: Martello Tower No 8 Sandgate
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2023, 15:54:32 pm »
This Martello Tower open fire in WW1. Soldiers on the top attempted to shoot down a Zeppelin.