Fort Crosby, around 1959. Looking North-West along the main street. This is one of the main locations in my novel When Things Go Bang.
The left side, the buildings are embedded in the dunes, and made of reinforced concrete, pretty impressive. The iron stairs were well rotted and quite dangerous by 1959, which is when I first began exploring it. The view if you were to look immediately backward from this point, is of one of the two BOPs (Battalion Observation Posts) which in fact is also a location in When Things Go Bang. Fort Crosby lay around ten minutes quick walk from Hightown War Memorial, to the top of Thornbeck Avenue and then along a cart track that passes between mine craters, to the main gate. Long since demolished, but remains can still be found including underground bunkers.