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Report - st martin's deep shelter - july 2014

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by woody1112, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. woody1112

    woody1112 28DL Full Member
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    visited with a non member this was the last of the dover shelters we needed to do, popped down for a quick look and sadly now all locked up again, apart from the fire damage it's still in pretty good nick and a few decent photo opportunities.

    St Martins Battery was first built in 1876 to provide protection to Dover from the expected French invasion and was first outfitted with three teniinch rifled muzzle loader, the battery was then closed in 1909. In 1940 the site was reopened as an Emergency Coastal Battery, it was modified and renamed the Western Heights Battery; it was outfitted with three six-inch breach mounted guns – hence the modification to the site as the loading style differed from the earlier method.

    As well as the reopening of the site, a deep shelter was dug to provide protection from any German bombardment for the one hundred and forty personnel who manned the battery. The deep shelter was an extension to the Victorian magazine and was of corrugated iron construction; in recent times there has been damage due to fire and a small collapse of the chalk tunnels.

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    cheers for looking
     
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  2. Wevsky

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    Nice to se your pictures ending up on here mate :thumb!
     
  3. woody1112

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    Cheers Steve, ive made a decision with what I have coming up to share a bit more :-)
     
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    Good stuff mate! you have plenty of pics you could post up when you get time
     
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    Nice
     
  6. woody1112

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    Agreed, all old hat now though, will put all up from now on :-)
     
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