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Often quoted in the colour supplements as an up and coming place were property prices are booming,
there certainly seems to have been a lot of money poured into property improvements and developments in Whitstable in recent years.
Good thing too, as there still appear to be a fair few properties that are in need of some love and attention.
I lived in Whitstable for a while back in the early 70s. Its a lovely place, and "so close to London" as our next door neighbours enthused.
This extraordinary creation is apparently a tribute to the development of the diving helmet. To quote the nearby display panel:
Whitstable is also where the development of the diving helmet took place in the 1820's and the divers here were once very successful.
The proof of this is still evident; all of the houses in Dollar Row, on Island Wall, were paid for with silver dollars salvaged by the Whitstable divers
It is mounted on the back of a bench, and provides a fine 'photo opportunity' for those brave enough to stick their heads inside.