Visited back in Early Feb with Mookster and an American Explorer friend, who is over on an educational placement.
We had quite a Northern Road Trip planned; with around 18 sites on our list, but sadly did about 4 or 5 over two days. Annoying but that's the nature of this beast!
Cellars Clough Mill was originally owned by Samuel Firth of Gatehead in Marsden, and opened in 1888.
Sam also owned Holme Mill. By the 60s, it was owned and run by company Fisher, Firth & Co. which named the mill "Cellars Clough Woollen Mills Ltd", managed by another Firth son, in 1981. The company has since been dissolved and the mill is believed to have closed in the 80s.
Previous planning applications have been unsuccessful because it was discovered that bats were found to be residing insude mill.
The bats cannot be forcibly removed, so the hope was that they would eventually move on.
Wings of the mill have been demolished; presumably to let nature in and destroy the mill?
Well guys, this has been covered on more than one occasion, and I've visited this site on more than one of the numerous open days over previous years never been lucky enough to get any Pics due to the hoards of people all over the place, So when one very kind Barry Stewart offered me free reign of the place for a few hours obviously I happily and very gratefully took him up on his offer.
So, For a bit of History ;
The Drop Redoubt is one of the two forts on Western Heights, and is linked to the other, the Citadel, by a series of dry moats (the lines). It is, arguably, the most impressive and immediately noticeable feature on Dover’s Western Heights.
The artillery at the Redoubt faced mostly inland; it was intended to attack an invading force attempting to capture Dover from the rear.
The construction of the Redoubt was in two periods: the first being from 1804-1808 during the Napoleonic Wars, and the second from 1859-1864 following the recommendations of the 1859 Royal Commission.
Well, That's all folks, Thanks for taking a look
More can be found out about this fantastic Structure Here;
This has been the one shelter i dover that's eluded me due to the entrance or rather the route down to it!three years ago i had a go and last year but my body would not allow me to go down the ever disappearing cliff path to it..
Fast forward 3 years and with a lot of encouragement from the guys i finally got down to it ..cheers lads
Visited with SpaceInvader Obscurity and UrbanJunky was a great meet up and pukka day out
Brief blagged history
Lydden Spout Battery was constructed in 1941 on the cliffs between Dover and Folkestone. This consisted of three 6� naval gun positions, magazines, gun rooms, a plotting room and a large deep shelter. The guns were removed in the 1970’s but the foundations are still visible to date. All underground parts are in a good condition. Above ground most buildings were demolished but an officers mess remains and is now used as a cow shed
Thanks for looking and im rather chuffed i got down there..thanks again to the guys for getting me down there:thumb
Few pics from St Martins, nice little shelter, could also be known as the nutcracker!
Sorry pretty crappy pics!