SMHS Meeting - Rescue Work at Warningcamp Auxiliary Unit Hideout

02 Jan 2012

Secrets surrounding the Home Guard Aux Units continue to be revealed despite the many years since their stand down in November 1944.

Sometimes these secrets can become opportunity, as was the case when the location of the Warningcamp Patrol hideout had been discovered and permission to excavate the collapsed structure was granted by the land owner.

SMHS members Stewart Angell, Pete Hibbs and Nick Woollard presented their findings from the summer SMHS excavation of the Warningcamp site, which took over 600 man hours of digging by hand!

They highlighted the methods used throughout the excavation, the trials and tribulations encountered, and how fulfilling it was to actually achieve the dig's objective after all that hard work.

Pete finished the presentation with an amazing 3D SketchUp model of how the hideout and emergency exit tunnel would have looked following its construction.


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7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Function Room of the
Royal Oak Public House,
Station Street, Lewes,
East Sussex.


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