Historic repairs on L’Eperquerie
The work of volunteers to uncover the walls of the 16th Century promontory fort on L’Eperqurie Common has been continuing and now the full extent of the fortifications can clearly be seen. Further to the north, stonemasons have been working on the restoration of La Mur tower, a half round shelter built at the end of the 18th Century. It was used by the Adjutant of Musketry, the man who set the targets for the riflemen of the island’s Militia. He signalled by waving a large red flag that the targets were ready then retreated behind the tower while they practiced firing from set distances away. This work is part of a project by La Société Sercquaise to protect the historic buildings on L’Eperquerie as well as clearing some areas of bramble and blackthorn to allow heather and other ecologically important plants to recover.
Pictures by Sue Daly, from left to right …
Walls of the fort revealed
La Mur tower undergoing repair