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Dungeness, Kent


Dungeness is a headland on the coast of Kent, England, formed largely of a shingle beach.

This coming April 16th marks the 75th anniversary of the deaths of the two Spitfire pilots shot down and killed here during the war.

Dungeness Estate was originally owned by the Tufton family but was sold to Southern Railway

At the 'north' end of the estate will be found the 'Watering House' which, as the name implies was constructed to house the family who provided fresh water to passing shipping.

Things to do in Dungeness

The 'new' lighthouse, now fully automatic with its new high pitched squeak is part of a national set up under the auspices of Trinity House. It is funded by a system of charges levied on commercial shipping.

Two structures were erected on the beach – one a diamond shape and the other a ‘T’, seen to the east of the power station. Fishing boat crews would simply line the ‘T’ up in the diamond and head straight for home

Dungeness is also the 'end of the line' for the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway which claims to be the worlds smallest public railway, having a gauge of just 15 inches.

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