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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2015, 22:59:14 »
This was mentioned in the following thread back in June (Conan was the original spotter):

http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18573.msg161711#msg161711

Interesting to note that Mr Cooper appears to have replaced the architecture firm he was using at that point with a branding / PR firm with no engineering expertise; which may be a further indication of the likelihood of the project ever taking off.

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2015, 16:33:42 »
Looks a pretty strong investment to me. Once completed the profit margins will be astronomical. The billionaires with multi million pound yachts and football clubs will vie to outdo each other with their lavish hosting of events etc.They are always wanting to be the best at finding new hypes.

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2014, 16:51:22 »
A few quick photos from this weekends official workday / weekend:





Beautiful sunset Saturday night...


Shivering Sands in the distance


Sunday was so clear we could see Fort Knock John quite clearly





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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2014, 02:35:55 »
There's some brief footage of the installation right at the end of one of the British Pathé clips of the HMS Truculent disaster that Herb Collector pointed to recently.  The following link should open at the appropriate spot (it's around the 4 min 18 secs mark or thereabouts):

http://youtu.be/PA-QG02xTBc?t=4m18s


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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2014, 14:06:05 »
Some pics of the inside:

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2014, 11:20:43 »
Some more offshore pirate radio info on the this site which might be of interest.

http://www.bobleroi.co.uk/ScrapBook/ScrapBook.html

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2014, 10:30:37 »
From The Illustrated London News - Saturday, December 03, 1966

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2014, 16:57:48 »
There's some photos of the radio station on the fort here as well as a tribute to Tom Pepper

http://www.offshoreradio.co.uk/album35.htm
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2014, 11:58:37 »
The Times - Friday, December 18, 1964

A disc jockey and a colleague from the pirate radio station, Radio Invicta, in the Thames Estuary were reported missing yesterday after the body of the boatman who was bringing them back on leave had been washed ashore at Whitstable.
The boatman was Mr. Harry Featherbee, aged 38, of Folkestone, known as Tom Pepper, who started the radio station with his savings last July. Later it was stated that one of the two staff of Radio Invicta on board the boat was Simon Ashley, who ran the "Pot Luck" show. The other was Martin Richard David Shaw, an engineer.

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2014, 11:51:26 »
The Times - Monday, June 29, 1964

Another pirate radio station, Radio Invicta, may be broadcasting next month. A boat left Folkestone on Friday with seven men and a large radio transmitter on board for an abandoned Army Fort in the Thames Estuary. A man connected with the venture said: "They intend to start broadcasting 10 hours a day on July 15 or earlier if things go well." Among those supporting the venture were two London shipowners and a Kent industrialist. The intention was to broadcast music of a higher quality than the other pirate stations.

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 17:25:08 »
There's one access ladder remaining on the fort that was used as a radio station. I don't really want to say too much about access... But it was an official work day we were on, and we locked the front door behind us :)

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2014, 17:07:39 »
What a great opportunity. How did you get up to take picture 3.? I thought the access ladders had been removed.

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Re: Red Sands Forts
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2014, 16:05:15 »
I nearly started a new thread for these (I should have known better really... )

Here's some of my pics from yesterday :)


 

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