Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Dead Dolphin ashore May 2016

Monday, 5 December 2011

The sea defence diaries. 05/12/11

Following all the publicity the construction of the Margate sea defence has finally started. So as from today I have started logging finds from the harbour area found as a result of the activity from the construction works, plus I am keeping keeping a photographic archive. As you can see from the photograph the steel piling has begun which is not having much of an effect in the revetment area in the way of digging at the moment. However, some digging activity is happening around the square head of the stone pier. This has resulted in lumps of clay from the old creek appearing in the small spoil heaps. They have also been driving piling around the entrance to the harbour. Today's finds were limited mainly due to the tide and the fact I didn't want to get run over by a mechanical digger. Today's find were a few shards with one piece unidentifiable to "The new palace steamers limited" and I found a old metal spoon.

This photograph gives some idea how far out from the North Wall the piling is taking place. As you can see from the photograph Ale-piling.com are undertaking the work.






2 comments:

ascu75 aka Don said...

Well done Tony I wish I could get down there and see for myself but it is to cold for me at the moment. I hope you have some good finds.

Peter Checksfield said...

Walking along there just now (noon on thursday), I was surprised to see that they've knocked most of the current defences down yet they don't seem to have put any more steel pilings in than in your photo, leaving the everything looking very exposed. Let's hope the current high winds don't change direction...