13th January 2003
7.30pm at St. Mary's Hall,Dover
A packed meeting of The Dover Society on Monday enjoyed a double feature of talks.
The first, with the use of a screened video, was about the secret wartime tunnels buried in the cliffs at the Eastern Docks.
Les Holyer and colleagues revealed details of the massive caves and tunnels that were constructed 1939-1944 to provide reservoirs for the fuel that powered the Royal Navy ships and fast craft based at Dover.
The second, again using illustrations, was about wrecks over the centuries on the Goodwin Sands.
Dr Anthony Lane,
a society member and a maritime author, showed etchings and photographs of some of the many ships that have been wrecked on the Goodwins.