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The Needles Old Battery

 

This is the tunnel down to the searchlight position on the headland.  In severe weather or at night this was by far the safer way to get there and still is.

 

The gun emplacements as seen from above.  The small brick structure to the left in the picture is in fact the entrance to the searchlight tunnel.  It is a very narrow and twisting staircase down to the lower level.

 

 

 

These pictures show the way erosion is slowly claiming old derelict buildings around The Battery.  Glimpses of Scratchells Bay may be seen from certain angles along this edge.  This bay is small and secluded with no access and cannot be seen from Alum Bay.

 

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