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Thread: MCA Coastguard Training Centre, Christchurch Sept 2019

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    Default MCA Coastguard Training Centre, Christchurch Sept 2019


    Had this place on my list to check out whenever I was down on the south coast, as I can't recall ever seeing photos of it before.

    Sadly, it was a bit of a disappointment, as the local kids have obviously used it as their hangout spot and a lot of it is trashed and tagged. But if you don't go, you'll never know right! It did have a few small plus points, one being it's literally a stones throw from the seaside and the second being the cafe at the other end of the promenade which does a brilliant Full English Breakfast.

    The site comprises of nine buildings, it was built in 1943 as a signals research and development establishment operated by the Ministry of Defence developing radar, radio, night vision and optical fibre technology until 1980 when the Maritime & Coastguard Agency took it over and used it as a training centre for Coastguards. It closed around 2014 and has a current planning application in place for demolition of the site and construction of houses.

    So overall not the best place ever, but it was part of a very enjoyable day down on the south coast seeing various things with @Landie_Man so not all was lost.

































    Thanks for looking :)


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    Not much to complain about there Mook, decent set a pics An interesting nose about plus a good breakfast, Result, Loved it, Thanks
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    Looks like an interesting explore to be fair, not one of your everyday visits. Fair bit of history around it as well which is always a bonus!

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    Have to agree with others. It's an interesting site that. A fair bit left to see too including doors with portholes??
    Shame about that graff and damaged bits but what's left far outweighs that.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Full of meaty goodness.

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