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Thread: Oxwich Point Chain Home Low Radar site (Feb 09)

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    Default Oxwich Point Chain Home Low Radar site (Feb 09)


    Chris_Wales and myself went exploring this site recently, it's in fair condition, theres even some traces of the wired glass in the window (see pics) Wayne






































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    Great pics. Presumably that last one is of one of the anchor points for the lattice masts? any other signs of these at all?
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    good man nice to see that lead put to good use

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    Fabulous site and some great remains there. Excellent find, guys. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangerous dave View Post
    good man nice to see that lead put to good use
    Yes thanks for that one mate. Any idea what used to be up on Rhosilly downs? theres concrete bases with bit of what looks like armour plate and bricks but not much else.

    godzilla73 No other signs of the masts, probably taken away for scrap? Wayne

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    Great pics mate. Theres a chain radar at corton just down the coast from where I live in norfolk. Have been meaning to do an explore for a long while. I specially liked the Ivy growing round the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanseamale47 View Post
    Yes thanks for that one mate. Any idea what used to be up on Rhosilly downs? theres concrete bases with bit of what looks like armour plate and bricks but not much else.
    I think it was a gun emplacement for sea defence, there are some at Mumbles too, up on the hill opposite the apple. Just out of interest, whereabouts in Oxwich was this place? (I want to add it to my list of WWII places on google earth).

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    Really interesting looking spot-always good to see this sort of thing.
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    Some fine images there fella,well done
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