Housing estate at Havant that might hide an underground tunnel

THEN Looking down what is now Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, during the Second World War
THEN Looking down what is now Belmont Grove, Bedhampton, during the Second World War
THEN: Herding sheep along Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton. Picture: Robert James

NOSTALGIA: Where sheep may gently gaze: collie halts flock for picture

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During the Second World War several overflow camps were built on the outskirts of Portsmouth. Three were in the Bedhampton area.

One was Belmont Camp which was a building site for new housing when the navy requisitioned it.

NOW ''Belmont Grove today with the  Nissen huts and  tunnel entrance to the left a distant memory.

NOW ''Belmont Grove today with the Nissen huts and tunnel entrance to the left a distant memory.

Some of the houses were used for officers but Nissen huts were the usual billet for the ordinary sailor.

Looking at the older photograph here, on the extreme left you can see two men guarding a tunnel-like entrance.

It is not a Nissen hut but it looks to me like a shelter covering an underground area. Can anyone remember? I know it is more than 70 years since its demise but there might be someone who recalls it.

Any other photographs of the site would also be of interest.