Detail

Title ID 11892Collection ID1502
TitleDover Docks and Ashford Station
DateApril 1983
CollectionStingemore Family
Genre/TypeAmateurLocal TopicalIndependent AmateurNon-fictionAlbum/Journal
ThemeTransport Travel
KeywordsBoats Docks Ferries Hovercraft Roads Travel Transport Railway Stations Railways Trains
Location
LocalDover Ashford
RegionalKent
NationalEngland United Kingdom
Credits
ProductionAlan Stingemore
CameraAlan Stingemore
FormatSuper 8mm Colour Silent
Duration00:02:23
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details.

Summary

A short film looking at activities at Dover Docks and at Ashford railway station in Kent.

Description

A panoramic view of a typical day at the Eastern Docks in Dover. This film was taken from the Langdon Cliffs directly above the docks.

A Townsend Thoresen ferry is unloading at berth 3. Vehicles are seen to be driving off this roll on, roll off ferry. Another ferry can be seen arriving and entering the harbour.

A Hovercraft outside the harbour wall is making its way to the Western Docks where the Hoverport was located. Two more ferries are docked at berths 5 & 6. Vehicles and passengers are waiting to board on the dockside. In the foreground looking further across to the Western Docks there is a large lorry & freight park. The hovercraft can just be seen entering the Hoverport.

Back at berth 3, a group of motorcyclists make their way off the ferry heading towards Customs & Passport control. Another ferry is about to arrive at berth 2.

A Sealink ferry has left its berth and is heading out through the harbour entrance on route to France.

From the cliffs looking West across the multi storey car park we can see the A2 Jubilee Way. A view of the Langdon Cliffs and all the people strolling along the walks on the cliffs, and people sitting and enjoying the fantastic views from this viewpoint.

A closer look at Jubilee Way shows it is currently being resurfaced on one side of the carriageway. Traffic is seen to be using the road to enter and leave the Port on the main A2 road to and from London.

At Ashford railway station a class 422 (4-BIG) train in Network South East livery arrives at the platform, this is followed by a single class 33 Crompton Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotive departing the station in the opposite direction.

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