BACK in 2013, we published the article below. As we said, a reader had noticed all the digging going between Tilbury Fort and Coalhouse Fort. He was in conversation with a friend from Gravesham, who had also noticed similar digging being undertaken on the Kent side of the water.
We went down for a walk on a bright and sunny Saturday afternoon and filmed a heck of an operation.
We were told that it was all to do with a coastal path. And you know what, maybe it was.
And even though, we thought it seemed like a lot of work for a coastal path, with massive diggers, dredgers and large Nissan huts, we are not urban landscape experts, just humble journalists.
But we thought we would put the film from over two years ago back up.
If you stand at the point of digging and look north, you appear to be at a starting point to something…………We know, get back to your grassy knoll…It was a coastal path, move along now, nothing to see….
ONE OF our readers set out for a walk from Tilbury Fort to Coalhouse Fort last week. By all reports it was quite a nice walk until he was confronted by a number of very large lorries thundering down the path. Infact, the path was impassable and so he had to go back.
According to sources, the digging is part of a new path being built.
However, our keen walker was over in Gravesend and was told by a friend that a similar excavation is going on there.
One would have thought that a warning would have been issued that one of Thurrock’s nature and tourist walks now had large lorries driving down the path, a path that was virtually impassable.
Naturally, the Lower Dartford Crossing conspiracy theorists may have something to say about all this.
We spoke to Thurrock Council, who did not seem to be aware of it. One would have thought that an advisory notice would be in place. It also looks that a lot of people, who were intent on visiting the Coalhouse Fort, are turning back.
YT went for a walk on Saturday afternoon and filmed the digging in action.
So is it:
Option A: Men digging a new path?
Option B: Something to do with Tilbury Power Station?
Option C: Option C?