Putting The Wing on the map

A bronze plaque marking The Wing’s place at the southerly end of a new coastal trail taking in outstanding architecture has been handed over by plaque designer and architect Charles Holland.

The CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture Trail runs from The Wing to the Deal Pier Cafe, taking in other sights including Dover’s sea sports centre, The White Cliffs visitor Centre and The Pines Calyx on the way.

The dramatic Spitfire wing-shape of The Wing, designed by Folkestone architectural practice Godden Allen Lawn, has already seen it win a number of design and building awards.

The bronze plaque features the Kent coastline, with the various sights on the route marked on it.

In the words of the CHALKUP21 website, the structures on the route “are linked … by two of the finest long-distance trails in England and Wales; the North Downs Way and England Coast Path National Trail routes. These pass through the Kent Downs AONB (Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the chalk grassland of the North Downs escarpment and heritage coastline”.

Plaque handover

Architect Charles Holland (centre with plaque) with (from left) Trust Secretary Patrick Tootal, site manager Jules Gomez and Trustee Andy Simpson.

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