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Blyth Battery

These photos are of the buildings and the volunteers at the Battery


Blyth Battery Wartime Weekend, September 12th and 13th 2015

Thank you to Michael Turner for the photographs

singers
guns
dressed up
jeeps

The Blyth Battery buildings

The Magazine exterior

This is the magazine of the Battery. It was built in 1916 and was the ammunition store. It could hold up to 1370 6" diameter shells.

First and Second World War Battery Observation Posts

This photo shows the rear of the two Battery Observation Posts (BOPs). The grey one was built in 1916, and has a revolving metal turret which may be the last of its kind in the world. The pink BOP was built in WWII for more modern equipment.


This is the front of the First World War Battery Observation Post

The front of the WWI BOP was buried up to the height of the blocked up window in the centre face. The lower room was used by the Battery Commander.


This is one of two Search Light Houses built in WWI

This is the Northern Search Light Building. It was built in the First World War and would have housed a 90cm search light.


Blyth Battery Events

An archive of event photographs

This was loud
event 2012
beach invasion
tank
aircraft
tank
beach
beach
blyth battery goes to war
2012
2012
Would you come with us please sir?
2012
ken and ann
Out for a walk at Blyth
Home Guard Bicycle
On patrol along the sea front
seghill
seghill
paul and holly
car
paul
turned out nice again
men
gun

WW1 Football match

In May 2014 we re-enacted a football match played by the women in Blyth who worked in the munitions factories during WW1. They formed the most successful football team in Blyth Spartans history, winning every match they played, and eventually winning the Munitionettes Cup

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If you attended the event and you have any photographs you would like to see on the website, please email them to the volunteers via the email address on the 'contact' page.

Defending our port