Nothe Fort stands on the headland at Weymouth overlooking the harbour and the sweep of the bay. It was built in the 19th century as part of series of coastal defensive against a perceived threat from the French. In the event no invasion materialised.
The fort was in military use until the end of the Second World War. After that it fell into disrepair for several years before it was restored as a tourist attraction (I was actually involved in some of the restoration work, employed as a groundsman and a mason’s mate).
This photograph shows some of the steps running below ground to where the shells for the guns used to be stored.
This is another photograph redone from a 35mm slide taken in the 1980s.