ST2859 : Power in the deep

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Brean, Somerset, Great Britain

Power in the deep
Power in the deep
The old fort was built in the late 1800s and featured a large dry moat walling to separate it from the rest of the headland. When hostilities broke out in WWII, the fort was rearmed. This is the shell of the old engine house, built in the depth of the moat in 1941. It housed a 22kW diesel generator that ran the searchlights and the guns. An information board recounts how the men used to cause a power cut by swapping 40/60W bulbs in their rooms for 100/150W versions!
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ST2859, 106 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Former (from Tags)
Generating Station 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fort 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 2803 5925 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.6665N 3:2.0592W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 2803 5925
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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