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    hey guys been a while since i posted well been a while since i have been out for a splore to be fair...
    so this in my take on grain fort...

    a wee bit of history


    The fort was built between 1861-1868 at the time of the arms race between Briton and France

    The guns (stolen from Wikipedia)

    Grain Fort's initial armament consisted of 13 heavy RMLs (six 11-inch, four 9-inch and three 64-pdr. guns). By the end of the 19th century these had been replaced by four much more powerful guns: two 9.2-inch Mark X breech-loading guns and two 4.7-inch guns. The original thirteen emplacements were reduced to five by 1895. The fort continued in use during the Second World War and underwent further alterations when its two existing 6-inch close defence guns were enclosed within bomb-proof shelters. Fire control positions were also added, along with spigot mortars at each end of the terreplein. In 1956 the fort was decommissioned and sold to the local authority five years later, following which the surface buildings were demolished.[5]

    To supplement the fort's firepower, two additional gun batteries were subsequently constructed nearby. These were Grain Wing Battery (constructed 189095) 50 metres (160 ft) south of Grain Fort, and Dummy Battery (constructed 186168), about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the fort. Neither was used for long before they were disarmed and used for other purposes, and both were decommissioned and sold off along with Grain Fort



    it was still in use until 1956 and pulled down in the 60's
    but these bad boy are still in situ underground

    the explore


    very much relaxed visited with fellow explorer and dp member CHRIS34 over ground is popular with dog walkers and a nature park and there is not a lot left anyway on with the pics

    grain16 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain14 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain15 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain13 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain12 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    this bad boy is what loaded the shells


    grain11 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain10 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain9 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain8 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain7 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain6 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain5 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain4 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain3 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain2 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    grain1 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


    Thanks for looking and stay safe
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    Nice Mate!

    Good to get the camera out again even if I'd forgotten how to use it!!

    Couple of mine that are OK (ish)...

    Grain Fort Tunnels by Chris, on Flickr

    More Light Painting by Chris, on Flickr

    Light Painting by Chris, on Flickr

    Nice to post something on DP again

    Happy new year folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HughieD View Post
    Great pics. Liked the way you lit that up...
    Cheers buddy yeah it been a while so took a time setting the camera was going to do some wire wool spining at the mouth of the river but we forgot that too lol
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    Nice work guys :)
    And good to see you back on the forum
    Black cat exploring company
    & LSD - Leicester Super Derpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    Nice work guys :)
    And good to see you back on the forum
    Cheers wombat ��
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