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Warspite115 Mar 2022 6:02 a.m. PST

Something for the model makers, especially those who do not live in the UK or cannot get about.


Eight pages of photographs, 781 currently, including Middleton Mount, Stokesay Castle, Helmsley Castle, a Victorian fort on the Isle of Wight, Portchester Castle, Hampshire, King's Lynn gatehouse, Conwy or Conway town walls, Bodiam Castle and Scarborough Castle and that is just the first page. There are seven more.

All photos are thumbnails and all open up much bigger with detailed caption stories underneath.

Indexed list here:

Page 2

Scarborough Castle, Knaresborough Castle, Spofforth Castle, Sandal Castle at Wakefield, Warwick Castle interior featuring 15th century figures, Kirby Muxloe Castle, Peveril Castle.

Page 3

Peveril Castle, Tattershall Castle, Dover Castle (1 shot), Pevensey Castle, Rye pillbox, Castle Rising re-enactors, Orford Castle, Framlingham Castle, Bungay Castle, Castle Rising re-enactors again, Bolingbroke Castle.

Page 4

Bolingbroke Castle, Baconsthorpe Castle, Cow Tower in Norwich, Longthorpe Tower, Castle Rising bombard with video, Castle Rising, Weeting Castle, Tilbury Fort guns, Castle Acre Castle and town gate, Eynsford Castle, Kent a very early Norman stone castle, Richmond Castle, Beaumaris Castle.

Page 5

Beaumaris Castle, Montgomery Castle, Harlech Castle, New Tavern Fort and guns on River Thames, Rye town defences, Upnor Castle near Rochester, Cooling Castle, Tonbridge Castle.

Page 6

Tonbridge Castle, Hadleigh Castle, Stokesay (1 shot), Middleham Castle and Richard III statue, Barnard Castle, Rye's gun garden, Rye harbour pillboxes, Tilbury Fort guns.

Page 7

Tilbury Fort guns, Hadleigh Castle, Wolvesey Castle, Winchester Great Hall, Tilbury Fort guns and general views, St Leonard's Tower, Tilty pillbox, Was Tyler pillbox and anti-tank ditch, more pillboxes at Tilty, Baconsthorpe Castle, Brancaster pillbox, Coalhouse Fort East Tilbury and vehicles,

Page 8
Coalhouse Fort East Tilbury vehicles and small arms, Old Wardour Castle, Sherborne Old Castle, Cold War river defence at Shoeburyness, WW2 defences at Worbarrow, Corfe Castle and re-enactors, High Angle Victorian battery at Verne, Portland Castle, Wars of the Roses re-enactors at Portchester Castle, Hadleigh Castle, guns at Dover Castle, Tilbury Fort, Ashby-De-La-Zouche Castle, Coalhouse Fort East Tilbury.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2022 6:34 a.m. PST

Impressive find.


Warspite115 Mar 2022 6:36 a.m. PST

Thank you.
Since you posted I have been back and indexed the whole lot, by page, which might make it a bit more useful.


JimDuncanUK15 Mar 2022 6:54 a.m. PST

Not too many Scottish castles and fortresses covered. I think there a few up here.

skedaddle Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2022 9:18 a.m. PST

Love the pix. Thanks for doing this!

Warspite115 Mar 2022 9:53 a.m. PST

@Jim Duncan:
Not got as far as Scotland due to distance and disability issues. I may get to Northumberland this year and there is just a wee possibility of getting over the Scottish border from there. A possible train trip to Edinburgh has been suggested.

Thank you, you are most welcome!


JimDuncanUK15 Mar 2022 9:58 a.m. PST

Not got as far as Scotland due to distance and disability issues. I may get to Northumberland this year and there is just a wee possibility of getting over the Scottish border from there. A possible train trip to Edinburgh has been suggested.

Thanks Barry

I didn't understand the limitations you are working under.

Personal logo Dal Gavan Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2022 1:24 p.m. PST

Excellent, Barry. Thanks.

I really like Conwy. A bonus is that the Knight Shop ( is just a short walk away from the castle tourist centre.

Timbo W15 Mar 2022 3:40 p.m. PST

Hi Warspite, those are some very good photos! I'm wondering if I could use some foe the BCW Regimental Wiki, with attribution of course. No problem if not, the wiki is CC commons so anything on it can be copied for non commercial use and you might not want that.

Many of the Medieval castles had their last blaze of glory (or just blaze!) in the English Civil Wars of course.

Warspite116 Mar 2022 4:32 a.m. PST

Wiki may be CC commons but Flickr is NOT and if you read under each picture I do reserve my copyright and have acted (once) against a YouTuber but we settled the matter amicably.
On balance I would prefer not to place any photos on Wiki for the reasons which you say. Private use on YouTube, blogs, etc, is OK provided someone clears it with me first. That's just polite.
Can you put up a link of where you wanted to post this so I can have a look?
Thank you for asking rather than assuming. smile

I am 68 this year and have had variable onset M.E./C.F.S. for about 22 years. Not going to kill me but it is what the late Sir Terry Pratchett calls an "emBleeped text*nce".

@Dal Gavan:
Conwy/Conway has been described as one of the finest set of town walls in Europe and I do not disagree.

Barry Slemmings
author of Bills, Bows and Bloodshed 2.2

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa19 Mar 2022 5:11 a.m. PST

A possible train trip to Edinburgh has been suggested.

I have it on good authority (the in-laws) that the restoration work done at Stirling is well worth a look – though obviously renaissance.

Timbo W19 Mar 2022 5:39 a.m. PST

No problem Warspite. If you prefer to retain copyright I don't think putting them on the BCW wiki is a good idea. It's cc commons so basically means anyone is free to copy anything on the site for non-commercial use.

Worth an ask though 😁

All the best

Warspite123 Mar 2022 12:18 p.m. PST

@ ROU and Timbo W:

Thank you both!


Warspite103 May 2022 3:55 a.m. PST

I have just updated the album with five more shots of Baconsthorpe Castle, near my home.



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