Every now and then I come across something about the history of Trowse and the surrounding area. In this instance I found a base for a WW2 anti aircraft gun opposite the May Gurney/Keir site, and some interesting photos of the powerstation that used to be just across the river.
WW2 Gun Base
If you cross the road from May Gurney/Keir and walk along the path by the side of the river, about 50m along to your left you’ll see this. It formed part of the South Norwich anti aircraft battery. There are also signs of the search light batteries that were stretched along this south side of Norwich.
Coal Fired Power Station
Demolished in 1981, the only visible remains of this power station are what I call Bill and Ben, the two tall slim pylons (soon to come down as part of the ongoing cable burial project).
Here’s a wee video too:
How the Pylons look today!
And how it would have looked if it was still there (taken from canoe club)
Some Aerial Shots – 1946 and 2016