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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #27 on: December 20, 2014, 10:14:54 »
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« Reply #26 on: December 19, 2014, 11:41:07 »
A few aerial views from my fly-over in September:

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« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2014, 19:36:55 »
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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2013, 18:45:52 »
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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness  Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 19:16:08

Thank you for the information on my aunt, Ella Shrive. I am putting together a life of Major Shrive and his daughters. There were four of them, Joan, Betty, Ella and Eileen d 1946. Can we communicate outside the forum?

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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 21:24:43 »
As mentioned previously the right hand tunnel still has much of its original woodwork in place.  Looking at the plans above you can see where the barriers were placed.

The doorway has its original door frame, complete with remains of its lock and also a groove set into it for the second barrier.







Beyond that you can see the remains of the first barrier you would have come across when entering the magazine.





At the base of this you can see the grooves where the footplate would have slid in place.



And on the wall the remains of the clothes pegs.



You can see where the bench would have been too.

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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 08:25:58 »
The right hand magazine have a surprising amount of original woodwork remaining.  The 2 pictures below show the issue hatch and pulley used for raising the hatch.  The last photo shows one of the fishing holding the lighting recess frame in place in the left hand magazine.

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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2013, 20:28:44 »
Ever wondered what was inside the circular towers?

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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2013, 19:16:08 »
Slightly off topic but I beg forgiveness.
Sheppey residents may be interested to learn about Major Richard (Dickie) Shrive, Grandfather of Mike Reeve  mentioned in reply 9 & 11.

Major Shrive had 2 Daughters, Joan ( Mike's mum)  and Ella. 
Miss Ella Shrive of  Sheerness  was a dedicated member of the British Red Cross and ran the Sheerness Centre  on  Marine Parade  for many years.

Her father had a very strong influence on the way she carried out her duties in a very precise and military fashion, being a well respected member of the community, as anyone who worked with her will know.

She lived with her father at Coronation Rd until his death at 82 in 1973 and carried on living  there herself until her own death in 1997. 

I had the honour to have known and worked with her during the 70's and 80's as an Instructor and CO of the Sittingbourne British Red Cross  Centre.

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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2013, 17:28:20 »
A few close ups of the remaining ammunition lift.

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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2013, 09:34:01 »
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2013, 12:15:57 »
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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2013, 11:15:29 »
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2013, 14:39:49 »
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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2013, 22:26:27 »
Plan proposals from 1899




















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Re: Centre Bastion, Sheerness
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2011, 11:09:11 »
There are some photographs and bits in the Garrison Point Fort thread that may be relevant to your search, you will find it under Forts and castles :)

 

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