Monday, 9 April 2012

Coastline Change

The familiar coastline of Swanage will be changing in the next couple of weeks with the demolition of the shelter at Peveril.

Sadly this structure has become unsafe (there is a large hole on the other side) and the Council were left with no choice but to remove it.

The shelter was in fact built in 1940 as a D.E.L - Defence Emergency Lighting or basically a search light. This was all part of the gun battery at Peveril but I'm told this week that there was also a "dummy" gun put in here at some stage to fool the enemy.

So pop on down to Peveril and take the last photos of this piece of history before its gone forever. (Please remember that it an unsafe structure so view from a distance)

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