Tuesday, 30 April 2013

GasHolder Kent 2013

Not the highest by far,but my first gasholder and i enjoyed the whole experience.Involved Spikey fences and razor wire and a rather sketchy climb over the security measures installed to stop you getting to the top!
Once to the top i found the top was rather bouncy and for once i was happy to stand close to the edge,had to lay flat and not move as a police car parked up switched lights off waiting for signs of movement..

That said really good night out pics arent great due to not wanting to stand and move about too much  incase we where spotted

Big thanks to the guys for getting me in the compound and up the top..

Monday, 15 April 2013

North Entrance Dover

A revisit to a great location with some good friends

When work began in 1804 on construction of the Western Heights Fortress, a protected entrance through the North Lines was included. Situated between the Drop Redoubt and the North Centre Bastion, it was one of two defended routes into the Fortress, the other being a bridge across the South Lines. During the middle part of the 19th century, the North Entrance was enlarged and more strongly defended. It remained in use until the 1960s, after which a road was pushed through the North Lines to carry a permanent road, and the Entrance was abandoned, though not destroyed

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Lydden Spout Deep Shelter

This has been the one shelter i dover that's eluded me due to the entrance or rather the route down to it!three years ago i had a go and last year but my body would not allow me to go down the ever disappearing cliff path to it..

Fast forward 3 years and with a lot of encouragement from the guys i finally got down to it ..cheers lads
Visited with SpaceInvader Obscurity and UrbanJunky was a great meet up and pukka day out :thumb

Brief blagged history
Lydden Spout Battery was constructed in 1941 on the cliffs between Dover and Folkestone. This consisted of three 6” naval gun positions, magazines, gun rooms, a plotting room and a large deep shelter. The guns were removed in the 1970’s but the foundations are still visible to date. All underground parts are in a good condition. Above ground most buildings were demolished but an officers mess remains and is now used as a cow shed