New gates that once stood proudly at Biggin Hill will soon be equally proudly welcoming visitors to the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel-le-Ferne.
Work is continuing on installing the gates at the site entrance, where they will be unveiled in 2020 as part of celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Folkestone architectural practice Godden Allen Lawn has supervised the restoration and installation of the historic gates, which have been fixed to smart new brick piers either side of the entrance to the Memorial’s clifftop home. They have replaced a less-than impressive set of farm gates that previously stood at the entrance.
Access to the site will continue to be available 24 hours a day via a side pedestrian gate, but cars will receive a much more impressive – and historic – welcome than they have enjoyed to date. Site manager Jules Gomez took the latest pictures of this ‘work in progress’.