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Offline John Walker

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« Reply #4345 on: Today at 10:10:03 AM »
Well done JohnFilmer  :D   Spot on.


There are three cemeteries in that immediate area.  St Mary's Cemetery where my earlier GTP was taken.  St James Cemetery and this one is Charlton Cemetery. 


St James Cemetery is of particular interest.

During the First World War, Dover was a port of embarkation for troops bound for the Western Front and between August 1914 and August 1919 some 1,300,000 Commonwealth sick and wounded were landed there. The port was bombed in 1915 and again in August 1916.
There are 387 identified burials of the 1914-1918 war here. In addition there are 19 unidentified burials, 9 of whom can be named as victims of the Zeebrugge Raid, and these 9 are inscribed on a Special Memorial on the Cross of Sacrifice in the Zeebrugge Plot.

In 1940, Dover was the headquarters for the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk and nearly 200,000 of the 366,000 British and Allied troops brought back during the operation were landed there. Throughout the war Dover was a particular target for the long range guns on the French coast and between September 1939 and May 1945 there were no less than 742 attacks by air raid and shelling.
Most of the 356 Second World War burials are contained in a special war graves plot at the far end of the cemetery. The plot, know as the Dunkirk plot, contains many graves from the Dunkirk operation. 22 of these burials are unidentified. There are also 8 Foreign National war burials and 3 non war service burials in the cemetery.





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« Reply #4344 on: Today at 08:56:53 AM »
Aha! Sneaking back to previously trodden ground :D


Cemetery entrance at junction of Old Charlton Road, Dane Court and Roman Road, Dover.

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« Reply #4343 on: April 10, 2021, 08:21:38 PM »
Thanks CAT - a very interesting one.  Not an area one would expect to find a pond in.  What a shame the pond has been reduced so much.  Your mention of a Kentish Saint put me in the right area.  You were on the right lines too Pete.


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« Reply #4342 on: April 10, 2021, 03:24:41 PM »
Thanks, I did wonder about the pond but thought it too small & no similar buildings around it now

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« Reply #4341 on: April 10, 2021, 03:20:55 PM »
You have it John Walker, though Pete has the correct name of the Saint. It is indeed the pond at The Bayle, Folkestone. Previously known as St Eanswythe's pond, this body of water, which when this pic was taken in the late nineteenth - early twentieth century had already been reduced in size, was fed by an artificial waterway known as St Eanswythe's Water. This took fresh water from a spring at the base of the Folkstone hills (near the nineteenth century waterworks reservoirs) and transported the water across the Pent Valley, crossing the Pent Stream, and into the heart of the medieval town. Assumed to have been originally created by St Eanswythe in the mid seventh century, her miracle was to make water flow uphill to the area know known as The Bayle. Known to have been the area of an early Anglo Saxon minster foundation, the site of the pond is actually approximately 75m from the cliffe edge overlooking the site of Folkestone's nineteenth century pier. Sadly, the pond was further reduced to a 'Blue Peter' sized pond in the mid - late twentieth century, but was supposed to have been fed by the natural spring water well into the early twentieth century.


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« Reply #4340 on: April 10, 2021, 09:46:31 AM »
The Bayle Pond, Folkestone ?

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« Reply #4339 on: April 10, 2021, 08:56:31 AM »
St Eanswythe Way?

Offline CAT

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« Reply #4338 on: April 10, 2021, 07:54:46 AM »
Right town, wrong location John Walker. This body of water, very much diminished in recent years has a connection with a lesser, but locally important, [size=78%]Kentish saint.[/size]

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« Reply #4337 on: April 09, 2021, 11:56:32 PM »
You were closer with your Dover clue John Walker. Southwest(ish) from Dover would take you along the coast.


Having a 'stupid' moment and getting my directions muddled  ;D ;D ;D


How about Radnor Park in Folkestone ?

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« Reply #4336 on: April 09, 2021, 07:13:19 PM »
You were closer with your Dover clue John Walker. Southwest(ish) from Dover would take you along the coast.

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« Reply #4335 on: April 09, 2021, 05:19:33 PM »
Matfield ?

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« Reply #4334 on: April 09, 2021, 04:45:13 PM »
Isn't SW from Dover a very big pond with salty water?

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« Reply #4333 on: April 09, 2021, 03:43:59 PM »
Neither of those Pete and John Walker. Pete you need to head east, whilst John Walker needs to head southwest(ish).


In my pic, its the pond that is the remarkable feature. It's still in existence, but altered, whilst most of the houses are still there.

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« Reply #4332 on: April 09, 2021, 01:38:57 PM »
River Dour in Dover ?

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« Reply #4331 on: April 09, 2021, 01:29:07 PM »
River Len Maidstone?