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1863  Construction of Railway Tunnel   
Report of Opening, Kentish Gazette

1926  Closure of Railway Tunnel

1936  Start of World Scenic Railway

1938  Tunnels plan refused
Munich Crisis

1939  Tunnels commenced
Tunnels Opened by Duke of Kent
War declared

1940  British Pathe newsreel, life in the Tunnels
World’s first Blitz, August 24th
Fireman Moore wins George Cross
Daily Express
Milwaukee Journal
Ottawa Citizen

1945 War ends tunnels abandoned

1950  Newington Trunk Sewer

1954  Plan to reuse the Tunnels for “Cold War”

1965 Tunnel Railway closes

1988  Plans for the Ramsgate Blitz Experience

1996  Tunnels surveyed and visited

2011  Ramsgate Tunnels Heritage Group wins
Presentation to Invited Guests 24/11/2011
Boxing Day Tunnel Walk


Tunnel History