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Report - Preston Barracks -Brighton -07/09/08

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by the126, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. the126

    the126 Reckless & irresponsible
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    Visited with MOFO, good to meet you:thumb

    Been past here literally hundreds of times and finally got round to having a look

    The original barracks was built on the site in 1793 because of the threat of Napoleon landing on the coast and at one time there was enough stables to house 1000 horses. More buildings were added on the site in the 1850's but most of these regency buildings were demolished to make way for Halfords and B&Q in 1990 :crazy
    The large brick building still standing was built around 1900 as the officer's mess.
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    secure storage
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    pigeons had made more mess than the chavs!
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    MOFO downstairs, trying to block the stench of pigeon poo by holding his nose
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    We didnt spend a long time in here due to the awful smell.

    On the same site is the T/A building, which was opened in 1988 (called The Somme Centre) and features a rifle range, this building had a really strange atmosphere which was added to by the mad posters and remants of numerous raves!
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    rifle range backstop
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    MOFO demonstrating the firing point
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    this is a good one:D
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    inside the ammo store (complete with armoured door)
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    the site was bought by a development firm in 2002 but the council cant decide what they want put on the land
     

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