Discussion in 'Weapons, Technology & Equipment' started by Dave55, Dec 3, 2020.
This is a Blacker Bombard Spigot Mortar on a concrete mounting.
Blacker Bombard - Wikipedia
This link has the same photo labeled:
Home Guard soldiers operate a 'Blacker Bombard' spigot mortar during training at No. 3 GHQ Home Guard School at Onibury near Craven Arms in Shropshire, 20 May 1943.
Hefty indeed. They seem to survive very well.
Sorry, cross-post with above.
Hours of reading here Dave - find a nice restful spot and away you go
In the 21st century used for art
In a back garden in Shropshire covering a river bridge
Photos in posts from my collection
In Amersham Buckinghamshire along side a foot path in the 21st century
Did you recognize it as a mount when you took the picture? Probably did.
Kind of a subtle 'Swords into plowshares' image.
Sadly Dave I did
been trawling around bits of the UK for all WW2 related buildings and other bits
Many many posted here United Kingdom
I hate to be a pushy sod, but this might be of interest to you:
Maybe of interest: Spigot books and talks!
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