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Fortification / Fort Pitt 16-10-11
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:04:25 AM »
Just a few pic's of the magazines and gun rooms, taken on yesterdays KURG visit. I've been told that they are next to the now demolished blockhouse:

http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn332/outdug/Fort%20Pitt%2016-10-11/

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Fortification / Fort Paull (Nr Hull).
« on: October 12, 2011, 12:47:13 PM »
What can I say, other than if the big lottery win comes in, I'll buy it.
I think that Kim has some video of it, which she'll put a link up for when she's sorted it out.
New camera with a "Natural Light" setting, so ignore the rubbish pic's.

http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn332/outdug/Fort%20Paull%209-10-11/


Hmmm, sauce or beer, beer or sauce?

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Fortification / Heugh ('yuff) Battery, Hartlepool.
« on: October 12, 2011, 10:41:09 AM »
Me and Herself had a good mooch around this at the weekend. If you're up that way it's well worth a look. Top notch staff too!

http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn332/outdug/Heugh%20Battery%207-10-11/

Youtube link to follow, when my steam powered internet connection allows.

(David, we'll disk you our stuff as usual.  ;) )

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Fortification / Shotley Fort/Battery
« on: August 18, 2009, 09:54:08 AM »
Has anyone got any info' about Shotley Fort/Battery? A few of us had a wander around it at the weekend. There are some pic's here:
http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn332/outdug/HMS%20Ganges%2008-09/
Even the weather was kind to us, for a change.  ;D

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Fortification / Nothe Fort (Weymouth)
« on: September 09, 2008, 10:20:54 AM »
Kim and I managed to spend a couple of hours here, at the weekend. Well worth a look, if you're down that way, and it's open. (Off season, it's only open on Sundays.)
Here's their website:
www.fortressweymouth.co.uk
And here are our pic's:
http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn332/outdug/Nothe%20Fort/

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Fortification / East Tilbury battery
« on: July 06, 2008, 07:56:18 PM »
After fighting off the Viet Cong, here's some pic's:
http://s320.photobucket.com/albums/nn332/outdug/East%20Tilbury%20Battery/

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Fortification / Grain Tower
« on: February 04, 2007, 01:40:26 PM »
Hi all. we're still waiting for the weather to warm up a bit to go to Darnet Fort. But all being well with our visit there, (new dingy powered by a 1 PK (Pete & Kim) engine), We'd like to have a gander at Grain Tower. I understand that it is due to be sold off (sorry i don't have £700,000 going spare at the mo), so I wonder if we need permission to go there. Also, if anyone has been there, i see that the accsess is on a " first floor level", so  i presume we have to go at high tide? Any info will be appreciated.
We hope to send photo's of Darnet's mag' level to David but we only have cheap 35mm w/proof cam's & cheap wetsuits, so it's down to how cold the water is when we go, and how good the flash is with the cam's. We hope all the other photo's will be fine.
Cheers All!
P&K

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UK links / Old Maps
« on: December 10, 2006, 10:04:12 AM »
My Mrs found this web site, plenty of 1800's maps also modern o/s and aeriel photo's. You can choose between any of the three to home in on what you want to view. Hope it is of some use to you all.
http://www.old-maps.co.uk/
Cheers!
Pete & Kim

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Fortification / Darnet Fort
« on: December 09, 2006, 10:13:22 AM »
Hi all. I would like to visit Darnet Fort, can anyone suggest a place to put my dingy in the water so I can row out to it? I have noticed a jetty marked on the o/s map that is fairly close to it but it appears to be part of a power station, so i presume there will be no accsess. Other than that, I have seen the Riverside Country Park (just outside Gillingham) where I should be able to put the old tub in the drink, the only thing wrong with that is it looks like a row of over a mile! No matter how hard I whip the Mrs, she won't row me out that far :lol: . Also, if we manage to get to the fort, is there any accsess to the interior of it without using a siege engine? Cheers all!

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