As part of the promotion tour for The Red Storm I was invited to Grey Point Fort at Helens Bay to shoot this short promotion film for BBC Arts NI.
The building of Grey Point Fort started in 1904 and was completed in 1907 with the addition of two massive 6 inch diameter guns which commanded the entrance to Belfast Lough. It was a key part of Belfast’s defences against naval attack, however, it proved to be of limited value during the German air attacks on the city in 1941.
Volunteers have created a fantastic museum of military memorabilia, including medals, uniforms, photographs and weaponry from the First and Second World Wars. There is also a unique collection of radio equipment, together with a section devoted to the Titanic. It’s well worth the visit if you’re visiting the North.