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Report - Anti-Aircraft guns at Purdown 14/03/07

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by doublem_1, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Guest

    Right, do bare with me as this is the first time Ive ever done this. I only have a relatively old camera so the pictures are not great.

    At Purdown, Bristol there was an Anti-Aircraft battery during WW2. The location is great as its really high up and can see those pesky germans coming from miles away.

    I started off by following the big tower. At this point my clean shoes were getting muddy :mad: but I carried on hastly.

    At the top the views are great (although the pics dont do it justice at all). Its a shame they came out poor :(.


    The first of the platforms a bit overgrown and covered in graffiti.


    This one wasnt too intact but you can see where the gun emplacement used to be.

    Some more pics.


    Then I came across a sort of concrete trench that ran quite a distance. Its mostly overgrown but I managed to get some pics of it.


    And the entrance to it.

    Then I found one the platforms that you could climb into.



    A close up of one of the points that the gun emplacement was secured to.

    And finally a bit closer to the tower.

    Comments and criticism welcome.
    #1 doublem_1, Mar 14, 2007
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