Musings and bookmarks about Stonehenge and related stuff.
Sunday 31 March 2019
Tan Hill Experimental Firing Range
In the 1950s there was an experimental artillery firing range on the Marlborough Downs - Gunsight Lane in West Kennet is presumably named after its use or construction for the range. On Tan Hill there were telegraph posts running along the Wansdyke and what I remember as a flag pole. There was also a strange thick (two or three inches) iron plate that had been used as a target. Seeing two inch holes through it impressed me as a child.
31 March 2019 - I was pleased to find a pole, the plate and the concrete base of the scaffold all still there.
Plate, concrete base and the top of Silbury Hill in alignment.