Two postcards showing the same section of railway on the London to Dover route (or Dover to London, depending on your point of view). The first one is dated 1907 and the second 1964, and it remains much the same today. The main differences between the two cards, apart from the weather and the state of the tide, is the shape of the cliff which, like the cliffs nearer Dover, suffers regular landslips.
Although the railway line is still the same these days even though it now takes the high speed train, there have been major changes in this area most of which you can't see. It is from beneath Shakespeare Cliff that the Channel Tunnel runs.
This is a photo I took myself about a year ago of the other side of the double rail tunnel seen in the two postcards. The dual entrance is on the left but beside it there is another tunnel. This one leads from the road above and allows visitors get to the large recreation area which has been made from the waste produced by digging the Tunnel. It is called Samphire Hoe, a lovely nature reserve where you can walk, picnic, watch birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
A post for Sepia Saturday. A click on the button will take you to the blog.