Defending the nation at the Needles Old Battery
The guns at the Needles Old Battery on the Isle of Wight have weathered many storms. At the western tip of the Island, high above the iconic Needles, the guns have sent out a strong message to any invader for many years.
Sir William Armstrong
Guns and Gunners
Updating the guns
The fate of the guns
In 1903 the guns were no longer useful and so were pushed over the cliffs into Scratchell's Bay below. Here they stayed until it was decided to rescue them and return them to their rightful place. Between 1983 and 1985 two guns were haulded up from the seas below and installed on the Parade Ground where you can see them today.