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Offline BenG

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Re: Fire Beacons
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2009, 11:28:53 »
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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2009, 16:38:32 »
Stumbled across this one at Bishopstone, Herne Bay when out for a walk along the beach.


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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2009, 12:19:37 »
At the top of Fort Hill, Margate is a fire beacon in the approx area that Margate Battery once stood.
It is missing the basket at the top and has no sign either.





There is a plaque on it which reads:
PRESENTED BY
IRVIN LEISURE LTD.
TO COMMEMORATE THE
FIRE OVER ENGLAND
CELEBRATIONS ON THE 19TH JULY 1988
IRVIN LEISURE LTD. THE POPLARS,
POPLAR ROAD, ASHFORD, MIDDLESEX


There are also a couple of cannon nearby too.


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Re: Fire Beacons
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2009, 13:49:40 »
Drove past this one yesterday and popped back today to take some pictures.
Its is only down the road from me and I've been along the road quite a few times  :D
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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 18:17:47 »
Just having another look for info on these and what I said above (I think) happened in 1988 and it was for 400 years of the Spanish Armarda as I believe these beacons where set up all along the south coast to warn of the Spanish ships. We did something at Junior School for it and I was Francis Drake  ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beacon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Armada

I think there is one on Fort Hill, Margate. Next time I'm that way I will have a look.

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Re: Fire Beacons
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2009, 22:00:35 »
I remember the Pegwell one being lit, probably late 80's. My Mum and Dad woke my sister and I up and we went to it late one night.
Don't know how regularly it gets used if at all.

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Re: Fire Beacons
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 21:57:45 »
Heres an interesting little map showing the beacons on sheppey.
http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/unvbrit/a/zoomify82828.html

It shows one at Parsonage Farm
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2008, 15:51:34 »
Heres the one at Shellness/Muswell Manor.



Aint it a posh one :)

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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2008, 10:57:46 »
I think there was a project to replace them all ???
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Re: Fire Beacons
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 10:20:53 »
Nice pics :)
Sky doesent seem to come out very well on my cheap one ???

heres the one at Queenborough,Taken a couple of weeks ago.

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Fire Beacons
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008, 21:08:27 »
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