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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9929 on: Today at 01:29:54 PM »
Found it  ;) . I'll hold for now.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9928 on: Today at 01:10:51 PM »
No go Southeastish.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9927 on: Today at 11:52:35 AM »
Biggin Hill area?

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« Reply #9926 on: Today at 11:22:44 AM »
Clue 1.
 There is a very strong Battle of Britain connection where this building stands. :)

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9925 on: April 15, 2024, 08:28:19 PM »
Well done Beachbum,that took some finding. :) When I did inundated with info on the web.
Lets hope this one is easier. Where did I see this Gable End..

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9924 on: April 15, 2024, 07:29:55 PM »
FYI - The Original Sound Mirror

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9923 on: April 15, 2024, 07:23:56 PM »
Well done grandarog, it is one of the Joss Bay sound mirrors.

One was carved into the Cliff and concrete faced, the other was a seperate structure.

By 1921 they were removed and the Technology moved down the Coast.


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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9922 on: April 15, 2024, 03:59:02 PM »
Location:
  • Grid ref¹:   TR 39811 70403
  • Co-ords²:  1.446567, 51.379716

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² from Britain from Above

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« Reply #9921 on: April 15, 2024, 11:57:40 AM »
Platform to do with the Sound Mirrors at Joss Bay. Phoyo Andrew_Grantham.

"However, in 1918 the area became home to a research station that conducted a secret programme of acoustic trials under the guidance of Major Wiliam Sansome Tucker, an imaginative and ambitious advocate of sound as a military resource and tool of defence. Just north of the beach huts a station HQ would soon appear, resembling little more than a shed adorned with sandbags. The nearby cliffs would provide a well orientated catchment area for sound sources originating near northern France, and the stage would be set for a series of sonic experiments that ranged from the innovative to bizarre.

www.heritagegateway.org.uk/Gateway/Results_Single.aspx?uid=1479419&sort=2&rational=m&recordsperpage=60&maplat=51.38277548&maplong=1.44593468&mapisa=1000&mapist=os&mapilo=1.4459&mapila=51.3828&mapiloe=e&mapilan=n&mapios=TR397705&mapigrn=170550&mapigre=639750&mapipc=&resourceID=19191

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9920 on: April 14, 2024, 07:18:50 PM »
Military indeed JW. There were 2 structures over 'hear'  :)

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« Reply #9919 on: April 14, 2024, 06:02:45 PM »
Am I correct in thinking it is a military construction (going by the men in the photo) ?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9918 on: April 14, 2024, 04:32:16 PM »
revisit one of your earlier suggestions JW

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9917 on: April 14, 2024, 04:30:39 PM »
A beachside connection to 'Redcourt' on top of the cliff?

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« Reply #9916 on: April 14, 2024, 03:28:26 PM »
Right location JW, different structure

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #9915 on: April 14, 2024, 10:49:26 AM »
There's an opening in the cliff face near Joss Bay.  Could it be The Joss Bay Coastal Battery?