Kent Defences => Radar, Radio, Telecomms & Sound Location => Topic started by: colin haggart on April 04, 2009, 23:34:49

Title: WW2 telephone exchange in Broadstairs.
Post by: colin haggart on April 04, 2009, 23:34:49
I took these photos the other day, having just found out what the building was.

I thought is a disused toilet block.

It turns to be be a WW2 telephone exchange running telephone wires to France during
WW2. Two sentries were posted outside during the war.

The windows have been bricked up since the war.

As the door was opened, I went in and asked the lady in there what the building was and she told me.

Well, if you do not ask, you'll never know.

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/101_0965.jpg)

Just outside the building.


(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/101_0966.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/101_0967.jpg)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk90/colinhaggart/101_0968.jpg)



Title: Re: WW2 telephone exchange in Broadstairs.
Post by: Riding With The Angels on April 05, 2009, 00:05:58
Did you find out anything else Colin? What was she doing there? What is it now? Get any pics inside?
Title: Re: WW2 telephone exchange in Broadstairs.
Post by: Paul on April 06, 2009, 11:16:37
http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=sjr988h3kwjq&style=b&lvl=2&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&scene=7615772&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1
Title: Re: WW2 telephone exchange in Broadstairs.
Post by: stewyrey on April 30, 2012, 14:01:50

The shed shows up on a 1896 1:2,500 OS map.
I say "shed" because was it an actual telephone exhange, I took as a cable landing point.

   stewyrey.
Title: Re: WW2 telephone exchange in Broadstairs.
Post by: alysloper on April 30, 2012, 15:29:55

I am in Broadstairs and have passed this many times - I thought the brickwork looked much too good for it to be of WW2 vintage?

Ian
Title: Re: WW2 telephone exchange in Broadstairs.
Post by: BONZO on May 01, 2012, 10:56:42
Looks like an old Telephone / Telegraph station landing point.

The yellow diamond cable marker (top left of the picture) warns ship captains not to anchor offshore to prevent damage to the undersea cable.