Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Tivoli Brookes pipes







Since the demolition of the remains of the Jetty in the summer of 1998 there has been a gradual erosion of sand around the eastern spit of the Nayland Rock. In plain English, the area around the current Nayland Beacon. Uncovering the shipwreck I mentioned earlier and the crash site of the Whitley bomber which crashed landed in September 1940 after running out of fuel. Another feature which reappears is a pipe, which lays directly out from the the sundeck swimming pool on the low water mark. This pipe is one of two which drained Tivoli brooks when the sea front wall was constructed, the other still in use today is built into the boating pool wall beside the clocktower. In the lower picture the stump of the original Nayland beacon can bee seen directly out from the end of the pipe.
Below is pictured a find which is not uncommon in the area. It is about nine inches long made of alluminium and is the remains of a lifeboat maroon fired by the Margate Lifeboat.

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