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    Old Fort in Corfu

    Whilst in Corfu recently for a short break, I managed to get into Corfu town to take a look around the old fort, I intended to do the two forts but on entering the old one was told the new one was closed.

    The original fort has had additions added on over time, Weather was around 34 degrees so very pleasant and had on the previous night taken on plenty of the all inclusive beer and Ouzo.... so was a little tired.

    Some pics below, it was a shame to see the cannons just lying there and am sure something could be done with them, its not just these that tell the story that we were there, the corner stone and the brick/block floor give the game away too, I can only guess the bricks were marked to stop the squaddies selling them to the locals ?? or the locals stealing them.......






























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    Quote Originally Posted by bigduke6 View Post
    I can only guess the bricks were marked to stop the squaddies selling them to the locals ?? or the locals stealing them.......
    Typical of the Britishicon military at the time, everything was marked with property marks...
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    Looks very nice Geoff, and few local beers too! When I was in Kefalonia earlier this year, I found a local Micro brewery up in the mountains .... Not cheap, but made a nice change from the gassy wee ( Larger) that passes for beer in most places.
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    The mark on the bricks probably factory trademark.

    The 159 might be a benchmark, depending on where the stone was.

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhh those cannon marked GR are on my Firearms Certificate, wondered where they had got to.
    Must get along and get them pulled through, oiled up and collected, after a cool Corfu beer you understand, heavy footed crows there to then Geoff!!!
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    Reminds me of some of the old forts I seen while working in Portugal.

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