The loophole has a plaque which reads: 'This loophole was constructed in 1940 for use by members of the Home Guard in case of invasion by Hitler's armies. 8th May 1995.'
Events - Historical
The Home Guard was the British volunteer defence force made up of mostly young and elderly men who were not able to be members of the armed forces, through age or infirmity. They were given basic training and were usually commanded by retired members of the armed forces.