EPW000367 ENGLAND (1920). The Skating Rink on Dumpton Park Drive and environs, Folkestone, 1920

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Title [EPW000367] The Skating Rink on Dumpton Park Drive and environs, Folkestone, 1920
Reference EPW000367
Date April-1920
Easting / Northing 638821, 165610
Longitude / Latitude 1.429290898659, 51.338822731115
National Grid Reference TR388656


Air shaft from the Railway Tunnel from the Seafront to the mainline near Dumpson

Wednesday 20th of December 2017 06:28:06 PM
Mausoleum of Sir Moses and Lady Judith Montefiore https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1085375

Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:16:59 PM
Synagogue https://www.historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1051632

Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:15:49 PM
The Honeysuckle PH

Tuesday 7th of February 2017 08:59:14 PM
Lady Judith Montefiore College. Lady Judith was married to Sir Moses Montefiore, the Jewish Philanthropist. Born in 1784, her father was the Dutch businessman Levi A Barnet Cohen. Her sister Hannah was married to Nathan Mayer Rothschild, the head of the Rothschild family. On Judith's death in 1862 Sir Moses established the College dedicated to her memory as a rabbinical training college.

Wednesday 15th of August 2012 10:15:48 AM
the college was a beautiful building,but was pulled down when it was vacated,such a waste.

Monday 4th of March 2013 01:16:30 AM
Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate, Kent

Monday 30th of July 2012 09:38:32 PM
Now the location of the Montefiore Medical Centre

Peter Walker
Tuesday 10th of July 2012 04:49:49 PM
during the 2nd ww,the rink became the soldiers mess.i was about 4yrs old and lived at 1lime cottages,right below the end of the building,all the kids hung around the side doors.the soldiers used to give us chunks of ginger cake [unsweetened] after the war it became a plastics factory,its always been some type of factory since

Monday 4th of March 2013 01:28:34 AM
Are these houses, part-hidden by rising cliffs ?

Wednesday 4th of July 2012 12:04:29 AM
at the end of the rink there is a drop of about20ft,this was where chalk was taken for lime,years before.there are houses with the backs to the cliff,in 1942 i lived in no1 lime cottages, we had a short tunnel into the cliff at the end of our garden, it was used as an airraid shelter by locals,i still remember old ladies crying when we went in.

Monday 4th of March 2013 01:41:52 AM
What on earth could this be? A chimney in the middle of the field with nothing else around it? Charcoal kiln?

Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 06:15:49 AM
it looks about in the right position to be a ventilation shaft for one of Ramsgate's railway tunnels - possibly a steam train passing through as the photo was taken?

Monday 30th of July 2012 09:27:29 PM
Contemporary OS maps show an air shaft in the SE&CR tunnel to Ramsgate Harbour station at precisely this point. I suppose you can also deduce that the train is departing rather than arriving !

Friday 5th of May 2017 09:34:05 AM
2 Unusual structures (Mausoleums ?) together with curved building just to left.

Thursday 28th of June 2012 09:47:46 PM
This is the Montefiore Synagogue built in 1833 by a famous 19th Century banker and philantropist Moses Montefiore who died in 1885 aged 100. He also lived in the nearby house.

Peter Walker
Tuesday 10th of July 2012 05:01:44 PM
It's the Mausoleum of Sir Moses Montefiore, Ramsgate

Monday 30th of July 2012 09:33:27 PM
The beach shows it to be a seaside town.

Tuesday 26th of June 2012 12:36:01 PM
'THE RINK' prominently displayed on the roof of this building.

Tuesday 26th of June 2012 12:34:00 PM
Lat/Long: 51°20'21.07", 1°25'40.45"

It's on the corner of Dumpton Park Drive/Honeysuckle Road, Ramsgate.

Was originally a roller rink.

Wednesday 4th of July 2012 04:42:43 AM
The building is still visible on google-earth, the words have faded from the roof!

Monday 30th of July 2012 09:29:03 PM

Monday 30th of July 2012 10:03:24 PM

User Comment Contributions

Definitely Dumpton Park Drive, Ramsgate. It was Huntons Ltd, press toolmakers, from the sixties through the nineties. I worked there '77-'88. There was a major fire mid-eighties and the remainder of the original sprung maple flooring from the skating rink was lost. It's now an antiques and collectables market.

Monday 21st of March 2016 10:01:02 PM

Please note this is NOT Folkestone. The pictures before and after are.

It is definitely Dumpton Park, near Ramsgate, as your corespondents have pointed out, which is under Thanet.

Folkestone is under Shepway Council, and is many miles away from Ramsgate.

Nicholas Reed
Tuesday 14th of October 2014 04:30:30 PM
The chimney was probably used to vent the smoke from the steam trains which ran in the tunnel below.

Brian woodland
Thursday 20th of February 2014 12:10:35 PM
Dear all,

That’s great; we’ve reviewed all your comments and useful information. Thanks to your help we can update the catalogue. The revised record will appear here in due course. You may be interested to know that the original Aerofilms Ltd Register entry for this glass plate was "Folkestone - Rink".

Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Tuesday 23rd of October 2012 09:21:36 AM
I agree Ramsgate - Dumpton Park Drive. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=map+of+ramsgate+kent&hl=en&ll=51.340297,1.428405&spn=0.003586,0.006899&hnear=Ramsgate,+Kent,+United+Kingdom&gl=uk&t=h&z=17

Buildings I described as Mausoleums are still there (just by Wallwood Road).

Monday 9th of July 2012 10:57:48 PM
Spot on BigglesH - you can see the buildings described as mausoleums - refer to street view from Beechcroft Gardens

Eton Slaphead
Monday 9th of July 2012 10:57:48 PM