Thursday, 12 April 2012

Fan Bay Deep Shelter Dover 2012

This was supposed to be easy as i've visited twice and was sure i knew where entrance was..i didnt even listen to the google earth map i sent urban ginger instead insisted i was right ..so after a few phone calls from Space invader and deciding to wander a bit further round we where in....
History from underground kent...

This shelter is at the site of Fan Bay Battery, a WWII site originally comprising 3 x 6" guns with associated magazines, shelters, plotting room, administration and accommodation areas. Today only traces of the gun pits can be discerned among the undergrowth, and all surface buildings have been demolished. However there are still extensive underground remains at this site, the largest being the deep shelter.
However there are still extensive underground remains at this site, the largest being the deep shelter, constructed in 1941 No.172 Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers, which can still be accessed via a hole in the ground where the upper entrance once stood. Completed on the 28th August 1941, it was designed to accommodate 4 officers and 185 other ranks.
All of the stores, weapons and associated metal was removed during the mid 50’s by Bird’s Commercial Motors Ltd














Thanks for looking

2 comments:

  1. thses are so amazing. you should be proud of these

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  2. Ah i rushed taking these so they could have turned out a lot better ..But thank you maddi

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