spot of light painting at grain fort kent jan 2000

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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 By the end of the 19th century these had been replaced by four much more powerful guns: two 9.2-inch Mark X breech-loading guns and two 4.7-inch guns.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 1890–95) 50 metres (160 ft) south of Grain Fort, and Dummy Battery (constructed 1861–68), 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

49380108852_7ce1072abe_b.jpggrain16 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379419928_08299fd65f_b.jpggrain14 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379876026_aeb69d5b5f_b.jpggrain15 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49380075652_292b3c59f8_b.jpggrain13 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379878171_8172180f5a_b.jpggrain12 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


this bad boy is what loaded the shells


49379423048_5efddf58d3_b.jpggrain11 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379424198_50ff1fb9fd_b.jpggrain10 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379425178_9f374a0c20_b.jpggrain9 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379425908_e31d3ffa15_b.jpggrain8 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379427018_83fe09faa2_b.jpggrain7 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49380082887_60b67e5aa4_b.jpggrain6 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379427863_991e7877ba_b.jpggrain5 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49380084187_84e1fb5d86_b.jpggrain4 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49379886991_351a491e69_b.jpggrain3 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49380085992_aa162dd411_b.jpggrain2 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


49380086952_2748fe342a_b.jpggrain1 by Alexander forsyth, on Flickr


Thanks for looking and stay safe
 

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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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