Post by gillyarchaeology on May 21, 2015 11:26:23 GMT
I am currently carrying out some research of the deneholes in Barnehurst, and on a 1945 aerial photograph, on the golf course, there is a large circular shape. On the 2003 aerial photo when the grass was very dry, it can still be clearly seen.
There were several deneholes on the golf course and I have the grid references, but this does not look like one. I also know that there was a large circular drum filled with water during ww2 somewhere in Barnehurst from an eye witness account, but I believe the spot they were talking about was in fact a denehole excavation (corner of old manor way). Was this circular feature the water drum for ww2? Water needed for the allotments?
I thought it was perhaps a HAA Battery (heavy anti-aircraft), but spoken to Andy Brockman from Digging Dads Army, and he thinks it could be a bomb crater, as similar to a feature at Shooters Hill.
Does anyone else have any ideas?
Maybe I should organise a little excavation over there!
Does anyone know what happened to the old wall behind the golf club? It is in the photographs on this site described as perhaps part of the original estate. It appears to have been knocked down very recently, which is very sad.