Originally a small Bathstone quarry, Ridge Quarry in Wiltshire was used for ammo storage during the First World War, and later expanded and used for the same purpose in the Second World War.
It was an ideal location, given its existing tramway that linked with the nearby railway and therefore provided excellent means of transportation to and from the quarry. In addition, the ample storage space in Ridge provided room for the RAF to store well over 11,000 tons of ammo, with room to spare for some 2000 tons of TNT for use by the army.
There were very few surface features buildings at Ridge Quarry; the only substantial one left standing is a loading bay. The other buildings were wooden and were used as housing for military police personnel.
Date Of Visit: 27/08/02