Web
Analytics
Report - - East Boldon Anti-Aircraft Supply Depot | Military Sites | 28DaysLater.co.uk

Report - East Boldon Anti-Aircraft Supply Depot


HeckoBecko

28DL Member
28DL Member
Not much archival information about this Supply Depot.

As the name suggests, it is a strategically placed WW2 depot. Sources report that it was used as a balloon depot too, MoD bunkers, and medical stores. The site was converted into a temporary home to a medical unit., a bomb disposal unit and later as a Territorial Army R.E.M.E. centre before falling into disrepair.

In its role as an anti-aircraft depot, it would have been vital in protecting Sunderland from aerial bombardment. Records of deaths from aerial attacks in the region suggest they were comparatively low, a morbid indicator of the success of the Boldon depot are the reports of several local fatalities caused by enemy aircraft which were shot down crashing into houses and streets.

It was one of the two similar sites into the region, the other in Killingworth was demolished in 2015 to make way for housing.

Ruined buildings are still in-stiu, however, no longer a private site so access is possible.


*There are a number of smaller buildings around the main larger buildings, however these were all roofed and without light in which I didn't feel comfortable venturing into within such a small group of 3 but I will be returning soon for these images! :)

20180608_123426.jpg


20180608_123450.jpg


20180608_123507.jpg


20180608_123527.jpg


20180608_123543.jpg


20180608_123630.jpg


20180608_123703.jpg


20180608_123710.jpg


20180608_123715.jpg


20180608_123719.jpg


20180608_123756.jpg


20180608_123820.jpg


20180608_123945.jpg


20180608_124002.jpg


20180608_124029.jpg


20180608_124055.jpg


20180608_124136.jpg


20180608_124159.jpg


20180608_124215.jpg


20180608_124233.jpg


20180608_124243.jpg


20180608_124254.jpg


20180608_124305.jpg


20180608_124325.jpg


20180608_124334.jpg


20180608_124358.jpg


20180608_124519.jpg


20180608_124534.jpg


20180614_105516.jpg


20180614_110320.jpg
 

Similar threads


Top