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Visited with Maniac, The_Raw and MiaroDigital. The tower was originally a Martello tower which was part of the UK Napoleonic defenses, there were over 100 of these towers built along the south coast in the 1800's. It was converted into a water tower in 1902 (in fact there are two of them on the site, both identical) and the one we climbed around also had a lookout post attached to it which why it had those extra rooms on the side. (Thanks to Maniac for this information) Later, the area was used for training of young navy recruits. Unfortunately we didn't get much further than the tower and couldn't explore the other buildings, because shortly afterwards we were escorted "friendly" from the ground... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Cracking day out explored with Skeleton Key Mr W J Jordan, the New Zealand High Commissioner, with a group of New Zealand sailors at in front of the masthead and figurehead of HMS Ganges Must have been there day off Good job 1 of us is employed by the home office swim time SK's room for the night My interviewing techniques are apparently unorthodox according to my sgt it works for me And this concludes our visit site is huge so I won't bore you with all the pictures all in all a good day out