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Photographers Archives: Dara McGrath

Avonmouth Bristol 2013. This site was part of the National Smelting Works, which at one stage during WWI was the main centre of the production of mustard gas. In 2012 workers clearing the site for the building of a large ASDA distribution building suffered from skin irritations and nosebleeds after discovering some buried munitions. The site today has been given the all clear and building has recommenced.

Project Cleansweep – Beyond the Post-Military Landscape in the United Kingdom

…over 371,000 hectares of the British landmass was reserved and appropriated for military use.

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