WWI Project

During World War I, our lovely Lickey Hills became part of the war effort when it was used for testing refurbished gun barrels.

Brought back from the front, Howitzer Gun Barrels were taken to the old Austins Works at Longbridge for repair then transported to the new proofing range located in the ‘Quarry’ – around 100 meters from the current Visitor Centre. Consisting of a munitions building, a bunker, gantries and the gun butts, they were tested by soldiers and civilians before being returned to active duty.

The Lickey Hills Local History Society have been researching this piece of important local history and in September 2018, during the Open Weekend in the park, they unveiled four information boards.

Gallery    The Boards    Bdr. Roberts & images

Bilberry Hill Gun Proof Range     Leaflet