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Report - Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery Bristol



zhs

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Hi, I'm new to this site.

We visited the Anti Aircraft Battery recently, here is a bit of info on it from 'Pastscape' Website:

The remains of the Second World War Portbury (Sheepway) anti aircraft battery and military camp. Four octagonal emplacements, support structures and extant buildings, were mapped from aerial photographs taken in 1946 and 1947. The construction of four reinforced concrete gun emplacements (a half battery), located adjacent to Atherton House, north of Sheepway village and east of Portishead dock, (centred at ST 4869 7660) was began in 1938. The battery was manned by No. 237 Battery, 76th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery.

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An Aerial view of the site

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One of four octagonal emplacements.

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A reinforced concrete command post

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An Anderson Shelter

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Was a nice day, even though the weather wasn't great. Hope the thread isn't too picture heavy :)
 

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UrbanConnor

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Went along here a year or so back, still the same just a bit more overgrown, there is also a sentry box where a guard would have stood in the war era. I used to play round here as a kid, there were always a lot of dead sheep which fell into the drains!