Station Name: SHAKESPEARE CLIFF HALT
[Source: Nick Catford]
Plan of Hougham Battery which was one of a number of coastal defence batteries established during WW2 along the Kent Coast. The Dover Colliery site has now been taken over by the War Office. Two coast artillery searchlights (CASL) are seen at the southern edge of the site with the ancillary buildings for the searchlight emplacements to the rear; these included engine rooms and accommodation for the searchlight crew. The colliery boiler house which remained standing into the 1950s is not shown, presumably because it had no military use. Although the halt is not shown on this plan it was certainly used by military personnel at this time as indicated by the Southern Railway ticket above.