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brianmorris547
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This Drill Hall on Seymour Grove, Old Trafford, Manchester was, I believe, the HQ of the East Lancashire Div RE (T). It was on the site of Portcullis House which in the 1970s and 80s housed the HMC&E VAT Office.

https://maps.nls.uk/view/126522854

EDIT: Halfway down on the far right. NB Old Trafford Football Ground prominent on the map.

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Ron Clifton

In 1914 the Drill Hall of 11th (Finsbury Battalion, London Regiment, was in Penton Street, Islington. It was moved a short distance to the north side of Pentonville Road by the 1970s when I worked a few doors away, but last time I was in the area it seemed to have vanished under redevelopment.

 

Ron

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Skipman
4 hours ago, Ron Clifton said:

In 1914 the Drill Hall of 11th (Finsbury Battalion, London Regiment, was in Penton Street, Islington. It was moved a short distance to the north side of Pentonville Road by the 1970s when I worked a few doors away, but last time I was in the area it seemed to have vanished under redevelopment.

 

Ron

 

It's on this map Ron. Click

 

Mike

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scotchegg75
On 30/05/2019 at 15:49, Skipman said:

233rd Kent Battery R.F.A. Drill Hall   was in Liverpool Street, Dover. Not marked on map. It might be where the T.A. Centre is on the 1949-1968 Map?

 

Mike

 

Not quite, the larger of the two buildings was a skating rink used as an RNAS hangar - the longer building to the left is the drill hall

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Skipman
8 minutes ago, scotchegg75 said:

 

Not quite, the larger of the two buildings was a skating rink used as an RNAS hangar - the longer building to the left is the drill hall

 

:thumbsup:

 

mike

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Skipman

Excellent Jim, some interesting ones there.

 

Mike

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jlang

Agree! The Achiltibuie one is a school of piping with a café and an adjacent rifle range. It also has a memorial plaque.  The café was good when we have visited over the last few years.

I looked further into the Achiltibuie entry and got this  https://canmore.org.uk/event/961072.  Another treasure trove!

 

Jim

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