The Brixham Battery Heritage Group was founded in 1999, four years after the project was first started in 1995.
The idea of using the ATS hut as a museum was in 1994 when we came across the disused hut that was being used by Torbay Council workers to store their tools. The hut was in a bad state of repair and grounds were
In early 1995 a small group was founded to try to raise awareness of the site.
During this time Ex
Home Guard Ron Coleman was working on trying to save the Battery Gardens site and published his own book about the battery. August 8 1996 saw
a planning meeting with Torbay Council, where, with various reports, plans and the Council legal dept we discussed a lease for the ATS hut to use as a museum.
The first major job
replacing the roof