Monday, 20 March 2017

REEDS AND CASTLE

Sandsfoot castle in background, remains of torpedo warning mid-view, reeds in foreground.

If you peer through the mist you can see the remains of one of Henry Vlll's castles (Sandsfoot). 
Three posts mid-distance used to hold a notice warning people of torpedo testing. 
And the reeds in the foreground edge what used to be a railway line between Weymouth and Portland.

Torpedoes and the Railway - The Encyclopedia of Portland History
Sandsfoot Castle - Wikipedia
Hills in the distance are part of the South Dorset Ridgeway

2 comments:

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

I sent this off to a local friend
just recently....As he has a Blog on local interests..
Birds..wildlife...local history..!
Interesting...!

https://youtu.be/ayWcV8Snv04

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Hello Willie. Thank you for leaving the link to the video. Of all places in the world there can be no-where more beautiful, interesting, dramatic and romantic than Portland.