Monday, 15 April 2013

Fort Paull Museum

Underground tunnel
 Spent a very pleasant day at Fort Paull near hull ,there as been a fort on the sight since Henry V111 ordered the first one built ,the museum is in the one built during the Napoleonic wars . Some of the exhibits have seen better days especially some of the wax works but when you consider the vast number of exhibits, add the size of the fort (10 acres ) and that it is cared for by 2 volunteers a lot can be forgiven . The exhibits and displays are wierd and varied including the last Blackburn Beverly , a AML 90 destroyed by a land mine in the Yom Kippur war ,the Hawker Hunter that was retired to be  the gate guardian at the Humbrol/Airfix factory in hull ,then abandoned and badly vandalised before finding its way into the fort. One of King Charles 1 vertebrae which was turned in to a salt server is on show as are demonstrations of wicth burning and victorian medical procedures, lots of different weapons are spread around and then of course there is the fort itself ,in various state of repair with its gun emplacements overlooking  the Humber and its underground tunnels and magazines most of them contian exhibits. An incredibly low entrance fee which stays the same even when they have re enactment days ,overall a great day out at a interesting venue that needs regular visitors.
The sad end to a scared soldier sent into the cells

Cold war Shutzenpanzer

Victim of a land mine in 1973

Blackburn anti zeppelin triplane

Inside the Beverly lower deck

The last Blackburn Beverly

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