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Thread: Chatham Dockyard Festival of Steam and Transport. 16 & 17 April

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    Chatham Dockyard Festival of Steam and Transport. 16 & 17 April

    Things are starting to get busy.
    Kent run this weekend. Chatham Dockyard is next weekend (Easter). As far as I know there is only myself and Alex going to this. If anyone else has booked a place and haven't told us, let us know and we'll arrange to meet outside so we can go in together.

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    CHatham Dockyard report

    The dockyard at Chatham is a historic naval dockyard on the banks of the river Medway and has been building war ships since the seventeenth Century. The naval dockyard closed in the 1980's and is the now one huge wartime museum.
    There is so much to do and see at the dockyard. They have 3 ships in docks that you can board and explore including a submarine. There are the grand sheds that still exist where the ships were built and launched. The sheds house an array of naval and military craft plus a display of RNLI historic life boats. There are also various buildings on the site that were factories for making ropes, sails, ironmongery etc that went into building the ships, these buildings have been converted into museums so you can see how they made the ships. It was an absolutely amazing experience.
    There were all sorts of cars on display in various areas around the dockyard. The MK1 MR2ís were located in the helipad area. Jacko from the DC was also there in his Ferrari Dino kit car which is based on the MK2 Mr2. At the end of the day we felt we had a good day and went home exhausted from exploring the dockyard. Perhaps well see more there next year.















    From left to right is Sarah and Alex (Mosh) Alan (Alan SE) and his son Mark

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