Ammo Case Valley
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Posted by Higgypop Admin last updated Fri 26 Sep 2008 at 21:57
Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Grid reference: ST797662
This is an open area location in a public wooded area - full access.
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Ammo Case Valley history
When the Monkton Farleigh ammunition depot closed in the early 60s, it was decided that thousands of tons of cordite was burnt. The site they used for the demolition pit was in the valley which originally lead to the main entrance to Browns Folly mine in the woods, the entrance was collapsed for security when the MOD moved in to the mine, it took the MOD four years to dispose of all the cordite. The valley is a quarter of a mile long and thirty feet deep and once the MOD had finished there was packed full of empty cordite canisters, some still remain today.
In the news
Through sheeting rain, Steve Higgins struggles over piles of rusting metal in a wooded gully nicknamed Ammo Case Alley.
I am new to the area and have been up to the mine but was unable to locate the ammo case valley
could anyone give me directions or pointers as to where it is please
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