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The Tank Ramp

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The Tank Ramp on the River Trent near Burton upon Stather. Constructed and used during WWII for the top secret testing of amphibious vehicles such as Duplex Drive Tanks. Recently uncovered by Burton Stather Heritage Group.

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A: Behind The Tank Ramp

by Sam Ablott, 20 meters away

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B: The Green

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C: Top of the Steps

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D: The River Trent

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E: Trent Pylons

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F: River Trent

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G: River Trent

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H: Trent Falls and Alkborough Flats

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I: Julian's Bower

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J: Snow on the Hillside

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