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    Default North Weald Redoubt & Radio Transmitter


    After a cracking day exploring with Skeleton Key, Priority 7 and Tstranger1066 we ended up in North Weald

    North Weald Redoubt

    In the late Victorian period (1889-1903) mobilisation centres were constructed around the London area in order to provide ready ammunition in order to defend the city. These centres were not designed as forts themselves, although they could have been armed if the need arose. Being a mobilisation centre, if the need for armament did become apparent, the North Weald Redoubt would have been armed with whatever guns were seen as appropriate at the time.

    Also on the site are two rare Allen William Turrets



    North Weald/Ongar Radio Transmitter

    It was originally built in 1920 and operated by Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Company. In September 1929, control passed to Imperial and International Communications when the telegraphic communications of the Empire were placed in the hands of a single operating company.

    The first radio-telegraphic services in 1921 connected London with Paris and Berne using Morse code. The transmitters were designed to operate simultaneously from 'A' station and the signals were mixed and radiated from one aerial on two different frequencies.























    The two Allen William Turrets














    Thanks for looking

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    Those turrets seriously need rescuing and restoring.
    Do it safely, or not at all.

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    I've always liked the look of this site...and still doesn't disappoint. Cheers, Nelly. Some interesting pics. :)
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    This is the first site I Visit and got the bug for urban exploring over 5 years later and severall revisit i still find myself revisiting this place, got to mind out for the drain holes in the lower corridors. Shame to see the site has flooded thou (more than likely on purpose)

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    Default second AW Turret


    Hi Mate

    Well done of gettting a picture of the second AW Turret, I`v been to the site a few times and never
    managed to find the little bugger.

    Cheers Newage
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    Like the look of this site.

    Thanks for sharing :)


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