Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK

Originally built in the 1800’s to defend against a French invasion, the Verne High Angle Battery sits on top of Portland in Dorset next to HMP The Verne. Although heavily modified during both World Wars, the layout and many of the earlier engravings are still present. The battery sits at the top of the hillContinue reading “Verne High Angle Battery – Portland UK”

In search of the past

I don’t regularly share personal stuff through this channel but I’d like to this time. I’ve spent the last couple of days on a bit of a family hunt on Portland where we’ve found the grave of Alice Caroline Otter and Hiram Otter. Hiram was a well known local character from the later 1800’s andContinue reading “In search of the past”