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roberry21

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 11/05/14
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 09:13:31 »
Two photos sent to me by roberry :)
What fantastic pictures especially as they show the girl with the amazing smile working very hard!

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 11/05/14
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2014, 14:00:45 »
My whole body still aches, you re not on your own!!!!

I am glad you both enjoyed, I hope you can join us on another one :)

Know that feeling all too well.

Congratulations to those of you who have been going up there for a year! Two months have exhausted me!

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 12:14:14 »
My whole body still aches, you re not on your own!!!!

I am glad you both enjoyed, I hope you can join us on another one :) 

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 08:06:50 »
It was great to meet everyone and I enjoyed myself hugely as did Leiah. Mind you I was feeling every one of my 47 years on Monday
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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 11/05/14
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2014, 20:13:46 »
Two photos sent to me by roberry :)

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 11/05/14
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2014, 20:13:04 »
What an eventful day.  As Merc said we got a lot done today and finally cleared the staircase!  Next month will be a year since we started helping here so it is brilliant to be able to complete some tasks and step back and see what a huge difference we have made to some areas!

We were joined by Bilgerat today for the first time, who worked really hard all day - thank you :)  And obviously huge thanks to our other volunteers who work really hard and keep coming back for more!

I only took a few photos because I forgot my camera again :(

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 19:18:12 »
Another good work day with loads accomplished, due to everyone's hard work :)

Today we finally completed the staircase near the Officers Casemates, and uncovered the top steps. We also finished off clearing the 3.7 inch gun emplacement nearby, as well as starting to clear the second of the 4.5 inch gun emplacements at the front of the fort, next to the ammunition tramway.

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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2014, 13:46:59 »
Hi Drunkenbaker. It might have been for a 3.7 inch gun, if not, then for a 4.5 inch gun.

This is the Bofors emplacement that I cleared: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17432.msg153565#msg153565
Hi Merc, thanks for the info. Looks like I misread the map I looked at on the Fort Borstal site. I thought that the gun emplacements labelled B were Bofors emplacements. Looks like they were later emplacements, hence their slightly different design. Here's a link to the map I was referencing: http://www.fortborstal.co.uk/drawings/oldmap.jpg

The gun emplacement you have cleared looks like it is in one of only two overground parts of the fort I've not yet explored at all, the other being the ditch.

I was working yesterday on the emplacement marked B5.

merc

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2014, 20:50:06 »
Hi Drunkenbaker. It might have been for a 3.7 inch gun, if not, then for a 4.5 inch gun.

This is the Bofors emplacement that I cleared: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17432.msg153565#msg153565

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 19:54:08 »
Sorry for the late post!  We are due at Borstal on Sunday to complete the staircase and move back to the gun emplacements!
I had a right good go at tidying up the gun emplacement nearest the recently unblocked stairs today. Is it a Bofors emplacement? It looks similar to the one we have been clearing at the northern end, but the walls have survived better and there are fewer trees to contend with.

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Re: Fort Borstal Work Day 11/05/14
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 13:55:30 »
Unfortunately I can't make this one but I aim to be there for the next

drunkenbaker

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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 20:11:58 »
Sorry for the late post!  We are due at Borstal on Sunday to complete the staircase and move back to the gun emplacements!

Have been back about 4 or 5 times since the last group volunteer day. The Bofors gun emplacement at the Northern end of the fort is down to only 2 or 3 small trees now, although there is still the small matter of the stumps! These largely seem to exist to trip me up...

The goats, sheep and chicken are exceedingly well fed now and are proving to be excellent team players. When they see me they think 'dinner'!

Will be up there again tomorrow if weather is good and will see you Sunday come what may.  :)

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Fort Borstal Work Day 11/05/14
« on: May 06, 2014, 17:57:32 »
Sorry for the late post!  We are due at Borstal on Sunday to complete the staircase and move back to the gun emplacements!

 

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