View Full Version : Brean Down Fort

23-03-2013, 11:47 PM
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Railway line at Brean Down Fort (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90162724@N08/8584324766/) by LynnyJ (http://www.flickr.com/people/90162724@N08/), on Flickr

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Brean Down Fort (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90162724@N08/8584324086/) by LynnyJ (http://www.flickr.com/people/90162724@N08/), on Flickr

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Brean Down Fortfort (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90162724@N08/8584322240/) by LynnyJ (http://www.flickr.com/people/90162724@N08/), on Flickr

24-03-2013, 12:28 AM
How about telling us a little bit about where this is? And a bit of history of the place. Posting just photos up, does not make a report.

24-03-2013, 12:34 AM
nice shots but needs a bit of history/commentry to make it interesting well done for getting out

24-03-2013, 11:32 AM
One of Palmerston’s Fort, built in the 1860s, and re-used during WW2,there are also remains of a Roman temple and and Iron age hill fort.
The end of the fort's active service came at 5 am on 6 July 1900 when the No. 3 magazine which held 3 tons
of gunpowder exploded.
An inquiry found that a gunner(not sure if I'm allowed to name him) had fired a ball cartridge down a ventilator shaft causing the explosion, after being put on a charge for returning late to barracks.
Several experimental weapons were trialled at Brean Down,but the only evidence is a short length of rail designed to launch a bouncing bomb
The earliest settlement up there is Bronze Age

24-03-2013, 08:26 PM