Saturday, 15 November 2008
Newgate Gap pumping station
This article is for downloading and is for anyone out walking in the Newgate Gap , Margate area of Cliftonville this weekend. It is an article by Mick Twyman of the Margate Historical Society and it is about the salt water scheme at the Newgate Gap pumping station. The purpose of the project was to combat the the problems of over extraction from the Aquifer and substitute sea water for non domestic purposes.
Today as in the article the site is all bricked up. However, when the tide is out the trench for the pipe work can still be seen. Also there is a visable area of flat chalk, this was man made to allow Pettmans bathing machines to manourve to the waters edge across the chalk .