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ST Martins deep level shelter.

AlanMowbs82

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Morning everyone,

managed to finally see this place after waiting for a long time, it was the final deep shelter around the dover area that i hadnt seen so i was pretty happy, nice shelter but stinks of wee wee up the top part and it has been really burnt out at some point but there is still some nice features down there with the pipework etc, pics are resized so dont look too good but hope there ok anyway :). i need a wide angle lens. also its now sealed up again.

Brief bit of history:

St Martin's Battery was constructed in the 1870s and mounted with three 10-inch RML guns. It is located overlooking Dover's Western Docks, in an area which would have been just inside the South Entrance of the Western Heights fortress. Directly behind the battery is the deep shelter. This was constructed originally as a main magazine to supply the battery guns, but was lengthened and turned into a deep shelter at the time of world war 2. The deep shelter is now in poor condition, many parts having suffered from smoke damage and collapse.

























thank alan.

 

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Mate theyre quality, cracking set!, This is one of my favourite shelters !, Thanks for the share

(y)

 

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nicely done mate,being so burned out its not always that easy to light

 

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Far from shit Alan thats spot on mate and a cool share.

I need to get my arse back down that way and tick off a few locations ive ment to do for years.

These type of locations I think are so cool and rich in history (y)

 
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Thanks mate and give me a shout when you do as ive been to quite a few now ;-)

 
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also thanks wevsky and silverainbow, liked it down here, dont know why as its not massive or that different to any other deep shelter but it was just a good place to be :)

 

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Fond memories of this place. Nice!!

 

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Fond memories of this place. Nice!!
At least I think this was the place that you yanked me over the gate Wevs?

 

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Please don't tell me you still have the movie clip of my elegant exit??

 

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Please don't tell me you still have the movie clip of my elegant exit??
No mate if i did i dont know where it is..the gate was almost like stepping over it..you did it with finesse of course

 

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It was. Followed by Tank terrorising me!!

 

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Very nice photographs

Good report thanks for sharing, I love a deep level shelter!!

 
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