Dungeness, on the Kent coast, is one of the most bleak and beautiful places in Britain.
Long before it became known as the site of Derek Jarman’s converted fisherman’s hut I used to be taken there as a child on summer holidays.
The landscape of the beach, the lighthouses, the narrow-gauge railway, the nuclear power station all left a powerful mark on me and I’m drawn to go back regularly. It never disappoints – I used the railway as a location in a film I made with Jonathan Meades – ‘Surreal Film’.
These photos were taken in October 2018 as a squall blew in from the channel.
Here are some links to different aspects of the place.
Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
© Francis Hanly