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Now an industrial estate-complete with fireworks factory.After WW2,truck loads off 40mm bofors shells were destroyed by explosives on Brown Clee hill.Fragments of twisted casings can be found on the surface as well as a crater.
It's HERE (http://wtp2.appspot.com/wheresthepath.htm?lat=52.49302412071288&lon=-2.5625181198120117&gz=15&oz=8>=1)
I worked here 10 yrs ago, and had a walk around, as i can remember the ammunition sheds had the size and dimensions of the stores withheld in the building,printed on the walls there was a hoist from one end of the building to the other im sure it was used for torpedoes as there was a mention of them on the walls, again somewhere of interest without the camera
but found these C/O Subbrit and Urban UX
what i do have is footage of the railway into the camp,with the GWR bringing the whatever into the exchange sidings outside the wire then a navy engine taking over to pull whatever into the camp in the 60s
Torpedoes werealso stored not that far away in a disused railway tunnel under the Malverns.
That would be Colwall Old Tunnel; used by the War Department for munitions storage but I can't confirm whether torpedoes were stored.
According to the BBC local radio website torpedoes were stored.
I found another reference which confirms that it was Admiralty storage not War Department so I'm happy to agree with that. It is a long bore nearly a mile long but single so handling torpedoes would have been difficult which is why storage like this was soon discontinued once the threat of enemy bombing receded.
A couple of aerial shots of (part of) the storage area taken from 2000' in August 11...
Next time I will ask the driver to fly a bit more to the west :-D
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