This picture was taken in 1985 of the cold harbour sea defence attached to the Rendevous car park. The site was originaly the entrance to the iron Jetty and the 1824 Jarvis Jetty.
As you can see the workman are working on the infill that was taken from Margate Harbour and in the background is the Ship Inn and the smelly toilets by the lifeboat house.
The construction of the wall is reinforced concrete and the picture taken from the inside with the jetty remains in the background shows quite clearly.
In my view, TDC are experts when it comes to sea defence and I suppose with 22 miles of coastline to look after they have to be on the ball. A bit like the Dutch with their dams I suppose.