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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by MISS T, Nov 28, 2006.
Your big problem if you want to visit is finding somewhere to park.
To the west of the line, between the tunnel and the junction with the existing track to Stoke, is an evenly spaced scattering of sheds, served by a track over the line from the A518. These used to seem more visible from the road than they do now. I've always wondered if they are a repurposed wartime relic - @Fonzie-NL may be along with some information one day.
The scattering of the sheds has a hint of 'damage limitation in the event of a mishap', or just unobtrusiveness.
These sheds were part of a second world war ammunition depot.
There was also a narrow gauge railway serving the site...
My 'reply' ^above was meant tongue-in-cheek, in retrospect it comes across as unnecessarily aggressive, sorry.
Scanned in from my old Stafford Handbook published in 1906. I'm sure this building will be familiar to some. Learned to swim there from countless school visits, and was also taught how to 'drown' by Duggy Owen.
Mr Owen! Terrorised every kid in Stafford at the time I think. I met him a couple of years after leaving school, what an absolutely lovely bloke. A real gent.
Taught us all to swim though ... that's come in handy once or twice.
Great photo. Any more from that era? Orspital, praps?