TheTimeChamber is a website dedicated to the interest that two brothers share in the social history that surrounds them and the big wide outdoors. At the centre of this site is their interest in the derelict, abandoned, or converted buildings that dot the landscape of the World (it used to limited to just the UK). To accompany the photographs of the visited sites, a historical account has been written for each location. This website aims to bring to life the forgotten memories of the institutes and establishments that the modern world has turned its back on and left to decay.
The website is broken into multiple sections. The exploration section contains photographs, a history and any other information on the many abandoned sites the website has visited. The photography galleries contain a selection of our favourite shots and any tutorials we have used to help us learn the trade. Finally, we have added a blog section which we hope will update your on our escapades and add a more human element to the site.
During World War 2 the Nazis placed a number of large guns on the French coast with the mission to bombard the English Coast, namely Dover. This spiralled into a duel between the British gunners and the German gunners with a number of new batteries being built on cliffs at Dover.
One such battery was the South Foreland Battery which had four 9.2″ guns installed; each with a range of 30,000 yards. Many of the surface features have been demolished and the guns long since removed, however the Deep Shelters, underground plotting rooms and the ammo bunkers still exists.
The deep shelters [...]