Hidden History

After dropping Kerry off at her school's Christmas Fayre, Matt and the boys decided to visit a local park in Portsmouth. Although the boys were having plenty of fun, we decided to go for a walk to give Storm some exercise.
While on our walk we came across a rather dilapidated sign. Too our amazment we were standing in an historical area dating back to King Henry VIII (1500s). In front of us was a great mound that just looked like something put there as a sound barrier or the like but, as indicated on the sign, it was a fortification built to protect the area.
After walking around and on the forification we found many cannon turrets hidden in the wall as well as a number of well hidden doors. Unfortunately all of these were boarded up but we remain surprised at how much history is surrounding us, almost in our backyard!!


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