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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2010, 20:51:27 »

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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #49 on: May 17, 2010, 20:24:31 »
Wow, thank you so much for posting these.  They are certainly rare photo's!

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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2010, 19:30:14 »
A few more pics of Bridgewoods fort :)





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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #47 on: May 10, 2010, 11:10:00 »
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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2010, 20:19:58 »
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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #45 on: April 30, 2010, 23:18:07 »
I guess so, and what better use than on the redundant forts! Still amazes me that they completed them knowing they were obsolete  :)

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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2010, 16:36:54 »
It was part of their training.  I guess when a new idea was thought of they would toddle off and give it a go, see if it worked...

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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #43 on: April 30, 2010, 14:02:06 »
What was the reason into why they carried out these siege works? Was it part of a war games drill or just general practise?

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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #42 on: April 30, 2010, 09:04:02 »
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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2010, 10:42:34 »
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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2010, 11:34:06 »
Ill post a pic of the brick when I get on my computer (I'm on the works laptop!) see if anyone can confirm the period, its certainly larger than a modern brick, much lighter in colour too.

Wonderful picture too Kyn!

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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2010, 11:17:14 »
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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2010, 16:21:07 »
Righty, just got back from a little explore. Unfortunately what I believed to be the siege works is actually just a bank of woods and shrubs, its too far north of the complex to be part of the works, driving at speed makes it difficult to get your bearings! Although all is not lost as there is a trail down the western side of the now Royal Mail depot, down here are steep chalk banks, foliage is thick and there is a lot of debris and rubble. Anyone here good with identifying bricks? So this could possible be part of the siege works, although a bit overgrown to really get a scope of it.

The royal mail depot is actually to the far right of this photo, the woodland obscures any idea of the seige works. The greener part to the left in the middle is what I first thought to be the remains of the earth movements, but upon having a closer look, was too far north of Bridgewoods to be part of the works.



Red circle indicates the center of my photo, and the red line is the trail.







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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2010, 10:35:48 »
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Re: Fort Bridgewoods,Rochester
« Reply #36 on: April 16, 2010, 23:17:20 »
I'm sure I have some pictures showing repaired brickwork from the lower lines somewhere, I will see if I can dig some out next week unless someone else beats me to it.  Thinking about it there could be some around Fort Amherst as the unrestored area was used for seige training too!

 

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