Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Guernsey 17 - German Military Underground Hospital

German Military Underground Hospital.

This is the largest remaining structure from the Occupation in the Channel Islands. Almost invisible from the surface the tunnel complex covers 7000 square metres. It was started in the winter of 1940, the first year of the Channel Island Occupation.

It was dug out by slave labour from France, Spain and other Allied forces. It took nearly 4 years to complete and work stopped just after D Day (June 1944). The tunnels where used to store animation and it was only used as a hospital for a few months after D Day. They found the damp conditions and lack of light for the patients not good for recovery.

The area was huge and we spent the majority of the afternoon there. It was cold and wet - but good photographic fun.

























Sunday, 22 October 2017

Guernsey 16 - Les Vardes Quarry Nature Walk

We met up with the Guernsey Camera Clubs at a Quarry operated by Ronez. In 2015 the company created a short 50 minute nature walk around the perimeter of their quarry. Being me I was more interested in the quarry itself rather than the nature around it !!

Full marks to Ronez for this initiative. The Guernsey Walker web site details this walk here





















Friday, 20 October 2017

Guernsey 15 - Day Trip to Herm - St Tuguals Chapel

We decided to visit Herm, a small island off the coast of Guernsey. On the Island there was a small Chapel, here are some images on it. More pictures from the Island soon.














Guernsey 17 - German Military Underground Hospital

German Military Underground Hospital. This is the largest remaining structure from the Occupation in the Channel Islands. Almost invisible...