These remains of what appears to be a WWII bomber were discovered on the Goodwin Sands at the end of August 2018. A radial engine lies close by. Despite being surveyed twice by Dover Harbour Board’s archaeological contractor, this site was not identified as an aircraft crash site but as a ‘seafloor disturbance’. The area […]
Crew members of a ship which sank off the Kent coast more than 275 years ago have been identified. Researchers used archive documents to name 19 of the 237 shipmen who were on board the Dutch ship the Rooswijk. Among them were a senior surgeon, a 19-year-old on his first voyage and a sailor who […]
Sands of Time Regarded with awe, apprehension and yet reverence by seafarers over centuries, the Goodwin Sands constitute a rich mixture of maritime history, natural science and marine ecology as well as being a graveyard for so many brave, and for the most part, unsuspecting seafarers. Thousands of merchant and naval sailors of differing nationalities are buried there along […]
You only have one more week in which to lodge your objection(s) to the MMO about the proposed dredging of the Goodwin Sands! This week is all about remembering those who died in conflict and our campaign is trying to ensure that the resting places of those who perished in and around the Goodwin Sands are left alone. Forever. […]
The 2nd Public Consultation Period ends on Nov 16th. We have one last chance to make Dover Harbour Board take notice of the enormous public objection to their greedy dredging plans! We need as many people as possible to join us for an hour on Friday morning this week (11th November) from 10:30 to 11:30. […]
This video has been sent to us by Tom Carney who lives in Deal. He has used elements of Deal beach in the film and his intention was to capture the mystery of the war grave at sea.
The campaign has had a fantastic week! The petition has been gathering momentum daily and by the time we delivered it to Number 10 Downing Street the total number of signatures stood at over 12,000. It was a very surreal moment standing on that iconic doorstep and I was immensely proud of all that the campaign and our supporters […]
***LATEST NEWS*** Listen and watch out for us in the news on Monday (31st October 2016) from 6:30am! BBC Radio Kent and BBC South East Today are both covering us delivering the campaign petition to Downing Street, which has now reached a massive 11,840 signatures – with an increase of 933 in the past 48 […]
Dear Supporters, as a result of the high level of public opposition we have generated through the SOS Campaign, the MMO opened a second pubic consultation phase which ends on the 16th November. This consultation phase is an opportunity for everyone to write/email again to the MMO to express their objection to DHB’s inadequate responses […]
16 October 2016 Dear Goodwin Sands SOS Supporter Progress but no victory yet! You may have read the recent Mail Online article that gave the false impression that the campaign to stop dredging of the Goodwin Sands has succeeded. This email is to clarify that, though we have made progress in recent months, the […]
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