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Yacht Club Ramp and Beach 1965

Yacht Club Ramp & Beach (1965)

Diving Platform 1965

Diving Platform by the Old Neptune (1965)

Removed as considered in the new age dangerous to users!

MV Resurgence 1966 West Quay 1966

M.V 'Resurgence' (1966)
West Quay (1966)

Westland Producer 1966

M.V 'Westland Producer' West Quay (1966)

The sister ships 'Westland Trader' & 'Westland Producer' maintained a liner supply service of fresh vegetables grown in Holland & shipped directly to Whitstable

Westland Producer 1966

M.V 'Westland Producer' West Quay (1966)

'Westland Producer' 507grt, was built 1962, she recently featured in an episode of the TV Series 'Casualty' on BBC1 (January 2018) you could make her previous name through the many layers of old paint

She's been renamed 'Altea' & lays on the bank of River Severn at Newnham on Severn, the vessel had a lively past, being named 'Moby Dick' before becoming the 'Altea'

Arrested in 1989 on suspicion of drug running she was taken into Dover by HMRC (Customs & Excise) where illicit substances were found, put under arrest she was laid up by the Medway Bridge on the River Medway. Sometime btween 1991/2000 she was taken to Liverpool to be used as a HMRC training ship. Subsequently HMRC sold her most likely to be converted into a pleasure yacht but it appears the project has faultered

North Quay 1966

Crescent Line Coaster ' Horation' on the old North Quay Head (1966)

West Quay 1966 Ticino & Shaena 1966

Whitstable Harbour West Quay (1966)
'Kordella' & 'Shaena' (1966)

East Quay 1966

East Quay (1966)

Faustilus & Rose of Rye 1966

F21 'Faustilus' & RX270 'Rose of Rye' (1966)

North Quay & old Grain Store 1966

North Quay & old Grain Store (1966)

Sunset at Whitstable 1960s

Sunset at Whitstable (1960's)

MV Resurgence 1966

M.V. Resurgence on the East Quay in (1966)

I remember taking above photograph on a Zeiss Ikon on 120 Roll Film Camera using Ektachrome transparency film stock

M.V.'Resurgence' operated on the Denmark, Esbjerg to Whitstable line she was sold he sultanate of Oman government, Muscat, Oman renamed M.V 'Dhofar' in 1980 & was scuttled off Omand

May 2018 Social Media messages from - Millie Brierley worked at Daniel Bros (Shipping Agents) in the early 1970's when agents for the 'Resurgence' on the Whitstable - Esbjerg route

John Anderson's tells us that his father worked his passage to Esberg to then catch the ferry to Oslo

MV Festivity

M.V. 'Festivity' at Dead Man's Corner (1960's)

Marine Terrace 1960s

Marine Terrace (1960's)

MV Bastion

M.V. 'Bastion' (1960's)

Whitstable Yacht Club House and ramp 1960s

Whitstable Yacht Club House & Ramp (1960's)

Favourite 1966

'Favourite' on Seawall (1966)

Whitstable Harbour 1967

Whitstable Harbour Basin, pink hulled 'Annie S II' (1967)

Whitstable Harbour Basin 1967

'Shaena' & 'Kordella' with aft 'Harvesters I & II' (1967)

Whitstable Harbour Transit Shed Fire 1967

Whitstable Harbour Transit Shed Fire (1967)

Clinker yacht Seasalter 1967

One of our old clinker built sailing yachts at Seasalter (1967)

Harbour Sunset from South Quay 1968

Harbour Sunset from South Quay (1968)

Whitstable Harbour Basin 1969

F26 'Kordella', Jack Payton's 'Shaena' & 'Ernie Hoy's F41 'Tykella' with Fred Down's 'Harvesters I & II' (1969)

Dejon 14 Laise Faire 1969

One of the two family Dejon 14's - 'Laisse Faire' (1969)

F26 'Kordella' 1969

F26 'Kordella' (1969)

F26 'Kordella' 1969

F176 'Gamecock' (1969)

Whitstable Foreshore splash 1969

Whitstable Foreshore splash (1969)

Whitstable Harbour Basin SB Kousne 1970

Whitstable Harbour Basin S.B 'Mousme' (1970)

Cranes working South Quay Transit Shed 1970

Cranes working South Quay Transit Shed (1970)

Crescent Line lorry loaded with steel 1970

Crescent Line lorry being loaded with steel (1970's)

M.V Resurgence on the East Quay with 'Sheana' Building the new West Quay 1970

'Westland Producer' on main East Quay with 'Sheana' entering Harbour prior to completion of West Quay (1970)
Building the new West Quay (1970)

Whitstable Harbour sunset 1970

Whitstable Harbour Sunset (1970)

Note Construction piles for the West Quay the 1970's stills were taken whilst producing a super 8 colour film of the West Quay construction when I worked at for R.E Cranfield (Photographers) Canterbury

The film was produced with sound stripe for the Camera Society & sadly lost in the mists of time!

Whitstable Harbour at night 1970

Whitstable Harbour at night (1970)

Eric Campburn 1973 Eric Campburn 1973

Eric Campburn at the helm of 'Anita' (July 1973)
Eric Campburn at the helm of 'Anita' (July 1973)

The late Eric Campburn was a Master Carpenter, he built his yacht in the front garden of his home at Broomfield Gate, Radfall. I believe she was an Eventide he named 'Anita'

Yacht Anita 1973 Avril 1973

'Anita' under sail off Whitstable (July 1973)
My eldest daughter Avril aged 14 months aboard 'Anita' (July 1973)

Friends with Eric over many years we sailed with him on occasion, along with Culver Woolie they founded the Whitstable Cruiser Club, using the Old Coast Guard Lookout at the Nelson Road Tennis Courts as their HQ

I recall the membership boasted 34 craft moored between the Horsebridge and Red Spider Cafe, how times have changed

Eric Campburn with 'Anita' 1975

Eric Campburn with 'Anita' & ? enters the Harbour (Approx' 1975)

Whitstable Harbour 1975

Whitstable Harbour Basin, with'Faustilus' alongside 'Louandric', 'Kordella' alongside 'Ticino', 'Majaro' alongside 'Shaena' (1975)

Whitstable Harbour 1975

Whitstable Harbour South Quay, Brian Tyrrell right'aboard Ticino' (1975)

Whitstable foreshore & Harbour 1970's

Whitstable foreshore & Harbour (1970's)

Hoopride 1975

'Hoopride' leaving Whitstable Harbour (June 1975)

Hoopride 1975 Gamecock 1975

'Hoopride' underway (June 1975)
F76 'Gamecock' on her mooring off Whitstable (June 1975)

Grain Silo removal 1970's

Grain Silos removal (1970's)

F57 Melissa 1977

F57 'Mellisa' (August 1977)

Mass Mart Fire 1978

Mass Mart Cash & Carry Warehouse Fire (1978)

Currently the Indoor Bowl (August 2018)

Gamecock 1978

Owner Skipper Bill Coleman sailing 'Gamecock' (1978)

Whitstable Beach 1978

Whitstable Beach looking East towards the black building: RJ Perkins Boatyard, the Oyster Stores and the Harbour West Quay (1978)

Whitstable Harbour 1979

Visitor Leaving Whitstable Harbour (May 1979)

Whitstable Harbour 1979

'Hoopride''on Ballast Berth & Everard's S.B 'Will' leaving Whitstable Harbour (May 1979)

Melanie Clair with Johno 1979

'Melanie Clair' & 'Nyangalyka' with 'Subro Venture' on the South Quay (1979)

Favourite 1980

'Favourite' on Seawall (1980)

Long Beach 1980

Long Beach, Whitstable (1980)

Whitstable Harbour 1980

Whitstable Harbour basin with F21 Faustilus', LO200 'Paul Peter' F44 'Ticino' & 'Floreat', Postcard (Approx' 1980)

Whitstable Harbour 1980 Whitstable Harbour 1980

Whitstable Harbour (1980)
Whitstable Harbour (1980)

Whitstable Harbour 1980 RX 270 Rose of Rye1980

Whitstable Harbour (1980)
RX 270 'Rose of Rye' (1980)

Anderson Rigden and Perkins 1980

Anderson, Rigden & Perkins (1st November 1980)

Whitstable Harbour 1980

'Reve De Mousseand' the Burford brothers aboard their boats (14th December 1980)

Fishermans Huts 1980

Fishermans Huts (14th December 1980)

Now taken over by the Oyster Company rented as Holiday lets

MV Zinnowitz 1981

M.V 'Zinnowitz' brings East German chocolate on the East Quay with RX270 'Rose of Rye' (1981)

MV Cartick & RX270 Rose of Rye 1981

M.V 'Carrick' on of Pelham Dale & Partners vessels & RX270 'Rose of Rye' (1981)

RX270 Rose of Rye 1981

RX270 'Rose of Rye' (1981)

RX270 Rose of Rye 1981

RX270 'Rose of Rye' (1981)

Spindle' & Richard Judge 1981

Dave 'Spindle' Foreman & Richard Judge (1981)

'Spindle' & Richard Judge 1981

'Dave 'Spindle' Foreman & Richard Judge (1981)

RNLI Sttaion, Harbour Ramp in snow 1981

RNLI Station & Harbour Ramp (1981)

Dolphin, outer West Quay in Snow 1981

Dolphin & outer West Quay (1981)

Whitstable Harbour Snow 1981

Whitstable Harbour Snow (1981)

Whitstable Harbour Snow 1981

Whitstable Harbour Basin and South Quay - 'F24 Louandric' alongside F21 'Faustilus', F44 'Ticino' alongside 'Majaro & 'Shaena'
(1981)

Street End Buoy 1982

Street End Buoy with Harbour Mike Judge Senior, Richard Judge with Harbour Master John Bloom (Approx' 1982)

Found adrift the Buoy was towed into Harbour & retrieved without word by Trinity House, a press photographer since 1976 Chris Davy sent the photograph some years ago but can't recall the date

Whitstable Harbour Kendrix 1983

M.V.' Kenrix' of Hull owned by Rix shipping, unloading stone on East Quay Ballast Berth (April 1982)

Larry & Graham Chandler 1982

Larry & Graham Chandler (1982)

Larry & Graham Chandler 1982

Larry & Graham Chandler (1982)

Sonril off the Horsebridge 1982

'Sonril' off the Horsebridge (1982)

Sonril off the Red Spider Cafe 1982

'Sonril' off the 'Red Spider Cafe' (1982)

Whitstable Harbour Basin 1983

Whitstable Harbour Basin - Ticino', 'Kordella', 'Majaro' and Pat Kemp's 'Rose of Rye' (1983)

Whitstable Oyster Buoy 1983

Whitstable Oyster Buoy (March 1983)

Whitstable Fishermans Huts 1983

Whitstable RNLI Station right Fisherman's hut construction (December 1983)

Xanadu 1983 Xanadu 1983 Xanadu 1983

'Xanadu' (June 1983)

Xanadu 1983

'Xanadu' (June 1983)

Xanadu 1983

'Xanadu' (June 1983)

Xanadu 1983

'Xanadu' (June 1983)

Xanadu 1983

'Xanadu' (June 1983)

Xanadu 1983

'Xanadu' (June 1983)

The yacht 'Xanadu' was the last vessel to be built in Whitstable by Anderson, Rigden & Perkins launched from their yard by the Old Neptune June 1983

Busy Whitstable Harbour 1983

Busy Harbour Shipping (1983)

Full Fishing Fleet Whitstable Harbour 1983

Full Fishing Fleet: 'Fine Art II', 'Nyangalyka', 'Pal O Mine' North Head - 'John Patrick', ' Cardium' & 'Masai Warrior' (1983)

Whitstable Harbour 1983

M.V 'Nascence' loading grain inner West Quay, East German vessel on East Quay (October 1983)

Whitstable Harbour 1983

'Ticino', 'Shaena', 'Majaro', 'Paul Peter' & 'Libation' at the far end of South Quay (October 1983)

Whitstable Harbour 1983

Whitstable Harbour 'Faustilus' in foreground, 'Benson', 'Kordella', Sandpiper', Cardium', & 'Masai Warrior' on the North Head (October 1983)

Whitstable Harbour 1983

Whitstable Harbour (October 1983)

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