South Landing

Weston-super-Mare, UK
Posted on October 14, 2022 / 7
Location : England

South Landing was the primary location for landing materials during the construction of the six batteries in the 1860s.  A crane can still be seen here, which lifted items from boats at the base of the cliff.  In World War 2 a narrow gauge track was installed up to the contour path running around the Island.  A searchlight position, with engine room, was built here in 1940/1 to support Garden Battery above.  A second searchlight was built on the cliff adjacent.

In World War 2 a narrow gauge track was built from South Landing up to the contour path that runs around the Island.  A winch was installed at the top to pull the carriages up to this path.

Restored winch at the top of the rail track

Narrow gauge track running down to South Landing

Second searchlight emplacement adjacent to South Landing

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