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Edingham Munitions Factory - Dumfries & Galloway - Scotland - 03/2011

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At 7:30am I woke up in a very cold (-2 degrees) car, 1 leg in and 1 leg out of the sleeping bag, only 4 hours after driving from Hadrian's Wall to Edingham. It was hard getting to sleep not only with the frosty temperature, but also the massive moon blaring into the car!


Anyway, only 1 mile from the site, I warmed the car and set off, a crisp fresh morning it was, I drove past the farmers house with the intention of coming back and asking for permission to look around the site as others have done so, but first I wanted a quick recce.

I pulled into the industrial estate when I was quickly surrounded by 3 cars, they looked 'boy racer' types, yet this was before 8 in the morning! Was I about to get robbed? My first Scottish contact to be one of violence?

I was about to speed off when they get out and reach back for some boots and a backpack! EXPLORERS! Thank God I thought! I wound down my window and asked "Are you going to look around the bunkers"?

Which I got the reply of "Kind of, I'm in the Army (Scottish) we are on an exercise, we should be gone by Friday. We are training with Airsoft & Explosives"

Me: "Ah cheers lads, I think I'll leave it"


But alas, I wasn't coming all this way and virtually freezing to death for nothing! So instead of getting the likely refusal from the farmer due to the soldiers being on site, I thought I will just photograph the parts the soldiers weren't using!

History of the site:

Built in 1939 mostly by hand by over 3000 men mostly Irish at a cost of £3.5million, Edingham Munitions factory produced Cordite and nitroglycerine for the war effort. After the war the site was used as a store for such things as floating mines. The land was eventually sold back to the local farmers in 1960.
Some of the site has been granted national monument status.

So here is my Edingham Bomb Store report (less the main buildings) The tone of the images should represent how cold it was!! -->>


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tommo

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top trip fella, sleeping in the car is alot worse than in a mine lol, great pics though ;)
 

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great explore. You know what though, i live 5 mins from here. i'm sure i could have sorted you out with a bed for the night!
 

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