Alan Buckman
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I'm lucky enough to live in a high rise apartment block, enjoying far reaching views. This camera is located on the former Chatham Naval Dockyard site, which dates back to around 1567. Since it's closure in1984, a large proportion of the site - including all of the ship basins and many of the former dry docks - have been extensively redeveloped into a mixture of commercial and residential properties including a marina that serves the river Medway. Part of the site, now known as the Historic Dockyard, has been maintained by a trust and is an excellent visitor attraction in Kent.

There are now two cameras to browse, which are approximately100ft up the apartment block, pointing roughly to the north. The blue buttons will reposition the camera, taking in the views from Upnor Castle in the west to Kingsnorth in the east. St Mary's Island (and the ongoing development of it) can be seen in the centre, with Chattenden and the Hoo peninsula on the horizon.

Both cameras have recently been upgraded. This camera runs at 1080p - although it is compressed to be displayed here. There is also a second higher definition camera, with zoom capability, which is primarily aimed at those who make use of Chatham Maritime Marina - enabling bertholders to check on their boats from afar.

Whilst I've always looked on this as a hobby and am happy to donate my time to the community in which I live - my investment into new equipment, web-hosting and maintenance currently outweigh any donations made to help keep the service running.

If you would like to thank me for making this project publicly available, please consider either buying me a virtual coffee or having one of my designs printed on one of a huge range of products from Redbubble, via which which I receive a small commission.

Click on the buttons above to pan & tilt the camera.


Last year, this site was used by nearly 15,000 people - more than 1,000 of whom returned repeatedly.

Support from the community that actively use these cameras is essential to keep the site running.

My sincere thanks goes to those who have donated recently, but please donate all year round!

If I've saved you a journey to the marina, why not buy me a coffee 👍 😉

Again, I’d like to stress that this is about community and not any one individual's
generosity. You can make a donation here.

Thanks & best wishes, Alan

Should you have any privacy concerns about the images shown here,
please contact me directly via the contact page.

If you are interested in how the cameras and website integration works, please click here.