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Offline John

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Leathercote Point Coastguard Station
« on: April 14, 2014, 14:55:04 pm »
An interesting building with a long history - I believe that the original structure at St. Margaret's Bay dates back to WWI (or possibly earlier?) when it was used by the Admiralty as a Signal Station. My memories of this place are from the early 1980's when, during my courting days, I used to park alongside it at night. The distinctive noise of the Coastguard radar scanner as it swept the Dover Strait sticks in my mind - fortunately the relatonship with the young lady concerned didn't last too long, otherwise I'd be due a clout round the ear for remembering the radar more fondly than I remember her  :o
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Re: Leathercote Point Coastguard Station
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 09:17:59 am »
Behind the station, is that the ”Dover Patrol” memorial, erected in 1921, on the spot where the last bomb dropped in WW1?

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Re: Leathercote Point Coastguard Station
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2014, 08:13:14 am »
Spot on Alkhamhills, although I didn't realise about the bomb. The memorial is probably worth a new topic as I think I've got some 1920's footage stashed away on another hard drive.
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Re: Leathercote Point Coastguard Station
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2018, 15:26:52 pm »
Got any spare change?

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Re: Leathercote Point Coastguard Station
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2023, 06:52:24 am »
The link in my previous post shows the vendors wanted £1,500,000 for the place, after originally asking £3,500,000. The price has now been dropped to £950,000...
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