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  1. 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.
  2. Few pics from St Martins, nice little shelter, could also be known as the nutcracker! Sorry pretty crappy pics! Frosty.
  3. Splored with Skeleton Key, UrbanX, Wevsky, SpaceInvader, Troglodyte, Mrs Troglodyte, Urban Ginger and Ian ______________________________________________________ Planning for this battery situated just south east of the Drop Redoubt started around 1853 and completed in the 1870's and was updated at the begining of the second world war, this included the building of the Deep Underground Shelter The battery housed 10" RML guns which protectively looked out over The Straits of Dover in The English Channel In 1867 a gun exploded during the saluting of the Sultan departing Dover, killing a gunner by ripping his arm off and injuring two others of the crew. The gunner was named Andrew McDowell and his grave can still be found in St. James's cemetery Sadly the bottom half has broken off but the rest reads: "...by the Officers and Non-Com Officers, Gunners and Trumpeteers, No.1 Battery, 2nd Brigade, R.A., to the memory of Gunner Andrew McDowell of the above battery who was killed by acident in the Drop Battery, at Dover..." The Deep Shelter The Deep Shelter has suffered several cave-ins Thanks for looking
  4. St Martins Battery was constructed in the 1870's and was updated at the begining of the second world war, part of this included extending the already present Battery Magazine into a deep underground shelter, It has suffered smoke damage and several collapses but is still worth seeing all the same, Access has also recently become alot easier too. Visted on my Jack so was a quick in & out ! On with some pics Looking back at the entrance Collapsed Looking back up at the main staircase Into the main entrance area Thanks for looking at my pics
  5. Southforelands Deep Shelter not in to bad condition tho