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TOPIC: Barracks Drill Halls Photos

Barracks Drill Halls Photos 17 Jul 2011 12:25 #1

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You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

Barracks Drill Halls Photos 17 Jul 2011 12:45 #2

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Lamella Drill Hall Southwold

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You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

Barracks Drill Halls Photos 17 Jul 2011 12:59 #3

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Hi Norwichpaul,
To get a feast of Drill Hall information & photos, get hold of Mike Osborne's book ' Always Ready ', published in 2006, ISBN no. 1 85818 509 2. A definitive tome on the history and development of the drill hall and a cracking read - !

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 07 Sep 2011 07:59 #4

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Sheffield, Edmund Road Drill Hall 2010:

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According to a local reference, the site was low lying and so the tower was built higher than usual to enable a direct line of site to other drill halls in the area to enable the relaying of messages by signalling (semaphore or lamps?) It opened in 1907.

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 07 Sep 2011 11:45 #5

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[IMG]/community/83348=5838-Daws Lane Mill Hill air.jpg
[IMG]/community/83348=5839-Daws Lane Mill Hill.jpg Daws Lane, Mill Hill. I have been wanting to ask the what this was, it look ministry could it have been Barracks or a drill hall??Its right next door to what I think was the Lido now a garden centre.

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 08 Sep 2011 03:29 #6

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To me, that post is amazing! I was born in Mill Hill in one of the houses just visible in your first picture; Laurel Cottage on Tennyson Road. I played in the (then closed) building as a young child. We had found access through a ventilation grille leading to the void under a stage (it was also used as a theatre) and found many transparent coloured stones (costume jewellery) that had been shed from performers on the stage and fallen through the planks. Treasure Trove to an eight year old!

My paternal grandfather lived in Mill Hill East and he and his sons used a local drill hall in that area if I remember correctly. I reckon that this was the Mill Hill Drill Hall but would like confirmation. Also in this area I recall HAA guns. They may have been adjacent to this building or behind the Fire Stion not far away; I can't remember positively.

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 20 Nov 2011 13:36 #7

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RE-Bromsgrove-soon to be demolished:cry:

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 20 Nov 2011 16:58 #8

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I would have thought that was some call to remove the regimental crest before demolition?

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 30 Aug 2015 10:59 #9

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Barracks Drill Halls Photos 31 Aug 2015 11:43 #10

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If anyone is interested in drill halls and their associated buildings, then 'Always Ready' a very well researched and illustrated book by Dr. Mike Osborne; publ. 2006. ISBN 1-85818-509-2 is well worth a read.

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