Godwin Battery, Yorkshire

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Godwin Battery, East Yorkshire

This WWI gun battery has fallen into the sea, the result of some serious coastal erosion. Even just standing there you can see the cliffs crumbling before your eyes. These photos show Al (Highy) who showed us around.

Details here from Pastscape;

Fort Godwin was a coastal battery built to defend the ports along the Humber estuary. It opened in 1915 and was constructed for two 9.2-inch guns. The battery was in use throughout WW1 and modified during the WW2. In 1940 it was equipped with a 4-inch gun and a new pair of searchlights.

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31 comments on “Godwin Battery, Yorkshire
  1. Keartona says:

    It’s made up of some massive chunks of concrete so no wonder it has fallen off those soft looking cliffs.

  2. rob of rochdale says:

    You do find some jolly interesting stuff on your travels!

  3. pasujoba says:

    It was an amazing sight to see …I wasnt expecting to see it so was quite suprised ! A cracking day out !

  4. southseadave says:

    I like the reflections in the second pic Ian.
    I guess it will just be left to break up in the sea.

  5. Highy says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/32431958@N07] Your face was a picture Paul.

    Good day out though, some gorgeous light there, even with that good looking dude in your shots it’s hard to convey the scale of these concrete lumps.

  6. salfordlad1 says:

    Interesting reading Ian…

  7. And who am i says:

    Good shot Ian and great info. Like the hat Al.

    Anymore news on May at Derwent?

  8. And who am i says:

    Good shot Ian and great info. Like the hat Al.

    Anymore news on May at Derwent?

  9. gastephen says:

    Nice shot and interesting details, Ian

  10. Gizzardtreedude says:

    Such a shame

  11. nondesigner59 says:

    Spectacular..!!

  12. janano2010 says:

    Its a great picture

  13. Tomitheos says:

    this is cool, well composed frame too, I like the shadow

  14. S Cansfield says:

    I remember it before it fell off (and I’m not that old).

  15. stopherjones says:

    Fascinating stuff, and always nice to see nature doing its best to undo man’s hard work.

    Really like the second shot, really emphasises the scale. Plus great colour and a reflection is always a winner!

  16. crusader752 says:

    Great info Ian – most people would probably not give it a second look or thought! Like the second shot with Al’s reflection too. Hope you decamped to the pub after for a well earned pint! 🙂

  17. Billy Currie says:

    There’s definitely been some erosion there. I would never have known what that was

  18. bill_fawcett says:

    Guess it shows nature will prevail! Interesting stuff from Paul and yourself.

  19. Tech Owl says:

    Quite a contrast between this and the pieces on the south coast – much of which is still in place … at least the fixtures and fittings are

  20. cgullz says:

    great to see Al’s shadow is behaving.
    amazing display put on by this pillbox – quite the showoff, would have loved to have seen Pauls face – camera ready for that next time!
    that second shot down btw, rocks. colour, reflection, and drama – all great.

  21. stiemer says:

    Very clear shots, interesting stuff.

  22. bazylek100 says:

    Well composed picture from interesting location. But I have to say I like the second shot more, the blue sky reflection in the wet sand is superb, and the picture shows the scale well too.

  23. Jainbow says:

    Both photos are great, for different reasons – I love the way you’ve composed the first one, and the colours and reflections are beautiful in the second :~}

  24. amyrey says:

    Impressive!

    And yet I bet there are people who walk past and have no idea what they are……

  25. cgullz says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/amybigkiss] ae, probably people that walk past saying, ‘wish they’d clean that up!’ …

  26. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/darkpeak14] The BBMF flypast at Derwent is scheduled for Thursday 16th May at approx 1.00pm – a real shame it isn`t a weekend event :-((

  27. pasujoba says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/davel59]
    Yeah , I have though booked time off to attend . It will be busy i guess .

  28. Kingsdude/Dave says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasujoba44] I`m jealous – although I`ll get to see it via your pics no doubt :-))

  29. And who am i says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasujoba44] I’ve got time off as well. Just hope the weather holds out.
    Been over that way today, got an ideal place.

  30. And who am i says:

    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/pasujoba44] I’ve got time off as well. Just hope the weather holds out.
    Been over that way today, got an ideal place.

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