Seal of Approval for Nuclear Power Station

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Seal of Approval for Nuclear Power Station

A large black Seal, now named Davina, has taken up residence in a forebay (large open seawater chamber) at the ‘B’ station power plant. These forebays are used to contain sea water for cooling of the nuclear plant.

Davina seems too be very contented with the warm water that surrounds her and is eating well from the large stock of fish that also get sucked into the forebay. Such is her contentedness – this always loveable of creatures (looking like a friendly Labrador dog – but without ears) doesn’t want to leave. This is not strictly true as, without help she cannot leave and much time and effort is being spent on coming up with ideas on how to safely to remove her from her new found luxury home. Just as well this isn’t Japan – a stout club would soon sort things out!

By |2018-11-30T18:23:40+00:00February 28th, 2014|Local Gossip, Wild Life|0 Comments

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Born in Ashford a long time ago I have had a lifelong relationship with Dungeness having spent every year here for a fortnights holiday up to the age of 15. In those good old days there was no electricity and hence no radio, no running water and no adequate sewage solutions. Nothing to do other than enjoy the vast expanse of the Ness and all it offered for the young children of that era. Out after breakfast and back before nightfall. There were lakes to swim in. Same lakes to boat on (well large logs). A derelict school in which to play.(Add pic on school roof) Gun emplacements, underground shelters. Sheer bliss. That all ended at 16 when I joined the RAF, finally purchasing a shack – as indeed it was then – in 1971 for the princely sum of £750.00. Only 15 years prior to that we could not afford the £250.00 asking price for what was then known as ‘Windwhistle’, the former Queen Victoria’s Pullman carriage. Still there today but concealed behind painted shiplap. Leaving the mob I travelled, retuning ‘home’ as oft I could, and realistically, only becoming a permanent fixture since 1977. In those days there was a vibrant community here with annual gatherings for the Mayday festival – spit roast and all and open days at the Lifeboat station – with bosuns chairs, zip wires to keep the kids happy. I think Health and Safety put paid to that and other activities, as did the moving away of many locals. The result of which , today there are probably less than 40 persons residing here permanently, in probably less than 20 out of the 80 shacks still here. (I have been told not to use the word ‘shacks’ as now at £3000,00.00 plus they are desirable bungalows in a well sought after locale. So ‘Shacks’ they are! End.

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