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Offline JohnG

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2011, 16:36:50 »
I found this sketch of a 10 inch high angle RML, It is a gun on Inchkeith in the Firth of Fort but it is exactly as the guns of St Martins would have looked.


!0 inch RML on high angle mounting.

I note the hinges on the outside of the WW2 emplacement. This was for gates with camouflage on to help hide the guns.
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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 21:32:50 »
I though you were refering to these at the back of the battery.

They're davit sockets for loading shells onto their trollies, and part of the original battery.
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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2010, 20:37:25 »
Interesting Photo David.

this is the hinge in question




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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 22:09:12 »
They are from the original battery.
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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2010, 19:03:22 »
Whilst having a look at the 3 emplacements at St Martins battery with a friend the other day, we noticed remains of hinges in the corners of  each emplacement and so discussed that they probibly had large doors behind the guns.

I was wondering if there are any photo's around from when St martins was complete with guns?

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2010, 21:04:24 »
A view from the harbour

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 17:09:58 »
The entrance is located in the middle of steep woodland that divides the barracks site from a row of garages/workshops on top of the hill behind St Martins battery.
As for the small hole, that only goes in a short distance before its completely blocked. I could have sworn i stuck my camera in and got a photo but it seems to have vanished lol.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 16:05:25 »
I don't think i've seen that entrance before. (trying to rack my brains lol)

Does that small hole go right through, or is it blocked ?


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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2010, 15:43:46 »
Enterance to St Martins deep shelter from the Grand shaft barracks.


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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2008, 20:57:38 »
 ;D

This is what happens when you ask a friend to hold your camera.
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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 20:45:23 »
I was on a Government scheme: The Key Scheme.
I cut and threaded  every tube myself at the Old Boat Yard on Ashen Tree lane, Dover. Some one else (A very good friend of mine) fitted them. We also built all the wooden fences around the Grand Shaft area. Our tea room was at the bottom of the shaft so we spent a good part of the day walking up and down the thing.

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Re: St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 16:46:19 »
I made all the hand-rails at St.Martins Battery in 1988..ish: Not very interesting but I've told my kids about a hundred times and it's about time I told someone else.
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St. Martin's Battery, Dover
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008, 21:16:58 »
This was originally a tunnel to the victorian magazine but was added to for WWII.  The deep shelter was to protect the gunners in the event of heavy fire from the enemy. 
















 

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