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Keeping Up (Public) Appearances

Christopher Fowler
things_to_do_in_whitstable_sea_forts This spring season I'll be at the London Metropolitan Archive in Clerkenwell on Friday 11th April, then to the former oyster village turned London-on-Sea, Whitstable, for their first literary festival, WhitLit, on May 10th, then heading to Bristol for Crimefest over the weekend of May 17/18th, and in Waterstones Piccadilly for 'OxCrimes', the Oxfam book edited by Mark Billingham, on May 20th. After that I'll hopefully be heading to Manchester. Shown above are Whitstable's peculiar sea-forts, left over from WWII - they were build in the sea to spot Germans arriving in the Thames Estuary.
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Dan Terrell (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2014 - 13:13

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Really?
They look like something left over from George Pal's War of the Worlds.

Tanya (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2014 - 14:55

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There's a Star Wars scene I am reminded of...

Helen Martin (not verified) Tue, 08/04/2014 - 16:53

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Yes, we saw them on "Coast" and they *are* strange. They're still sort of used, but not by the military I gather. You expect them to walk away. I thought of those walking things in Star Wars that the Ewoks tripped with ropes.