May 14th, 2017

A trip to Deal Castle and a bit of geocachng along the beachfront down to Walmer

Comprising a keep with six inner and outer bastions, the moated stone castle of Deal
covered nearly an acre of ground and had sixty-six firing positions for artillery.
The inner walls of Deal Castle
One of the many cannons placed
around the bastion of Deal Castle
Gillian in front of Deal Castle
The inner walls of Deal Castle
The inner castle towers viewed from the bastion of Deal Castle
The inner and outer Walls of
Deal Castle
Gillian in front of Deal Castle
The inner and outer Walls of
Deal Castle

Gillian and the cannons of
Deal Castle
The inner castle towers of Deal Castle
Thomas Wingfield became the first captain of Deal castle in 1540, supported by a lieutenant and a garrison of eight soldiers, sixteen gunners and two porters
Cannon cast by Walker & Co of Rotherham, Yorkshire, in 1800
Around 1570, the main bastions of Deal castle were filled with
earth to allow heavier guns to be mounted on them.
Queen Elizabeth I inspected the castle in 1573.
The moat of Deal Castle
One of the many display boards
inside Deal Castle
A laundry press from around 1800 in Deal Castle
One of the many passageways in
Deal Castle
Gillian in front of the fire place in
Deal Castle
A large bread oven in the kitchen of Deal Castle
The inner rooms of Deal Castle
The inner rooms of Deal Castle
The front door to Deal Castle
Admiralty Mews front gate
(formerly East Barracks)
The Royal Marines School of Music remained on site in the East barracks
until 1996
St Saviour's, Walmer
Church Micro... 6431 Walmer
The Memorial Bandstand at Walmer
Information poster about the Memorial Bandstand, Walmer
Allotments at Walmer
HM the Queen's Golden Jubilee Mosaic, Walmer.
Created in 2002 as an arts project by three schools in Walmer parish.
The three foot high, 42 yard long mosaic was designed by Susannah Preston and Abi Hughes-Edwards.

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