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Report - Teffont Quarry /Chilmark North /Barrow Quarry - Chilmark Dec - 2016


Lenston

Bajo Tierra
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Visited with @wellingtonian and @Porker of the night on a frosty morning in December.

Chilmark Quarries

Chilmark Quarries and its underground limestone mines about 500m to the north, and the surrounding land, were acquired by the Air Ministry in 1936 and served as a bomb store, RAF Chilmark, throughout WW2. The depot had a narrow gauge railway and there was a transfer station at Ham Cross 1km to the south with a 4km spur from the main line at Dinton.

The first consignment of war stores arrived in May 1937. There were also immense surface storage bomb and ammunition dumps in other locations in the area, particularly in Grovely Woods about 7km by road to the north-east, see one of the concrete roads from Chilmark to the bomb dumps

Unlike most other RAF depots, Chilmark continued in use after the war. In 1994 supplies were transferred to the Nato depot at Glen Douglas in Scotland, prior to the complete closure of Chilmark in April 1995 with the loss of 200 jobs. Since then the site has been cleared of explosives, and much of the land towards Dinton has been sold off. In 1985 a bunker was built in the southern part of the site to serve as a Regional Government Headquarters but this was decommissioned and sold in 1997.

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Thanks for looking

 
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wellingtonian

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Everywhere other than his bedroom :gay

It was an organised trip, it was rather odd as he was convinced we only had a few years left before it all went wrong. He was also very interested some of the old bunkers in Germany we have been too.
Cool, interesting :thumb
 

R_yoda

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The image links have farted and given up mate. Not working now for some reason
 

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