Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

The storm of 11th January 1978


Thirty years ago this week we woke up one morning to this.
After 153 years surviving two world wars plus numerous storms , Margate Jetty the marvel of Victorion engineering finaly lost its battle with the elements.
The stem laying in ruins in the foreground was supported by piles slotted into screwed in piles. The force of the storm lifted the stem out of the sockets of the screwed in piles and was left a tangled pile of scrap metal. Most likely worth a fortune by todays prices of scrap.

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