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    We've been meaning to get over to this one for some time, so with a beautiful sunny day forecasted we decided to get the bikes out and looking at the map I gathered it was only a couple of miles away. 5 miles later of having my bones rattled on the uneven ground, we made it. Sadly it was locked up tight but the ride was worth it.

    "6.7 m high x 6 m wide observation post built as a two-storey hexagonal tower surmounted by a concrete cupola. Constructed of 2 ft thick concrete, the lower level is a pillbox/strong point with a total of 17 machine gun apertures at two heights giving a 360 degree defence. The upper floor is reached by an open hatchway (no ladder). This is a 4.9 m wide room with a high pyramidal ceiling at the apex of which is the 1.8 m wide cupola containing a firing slot with steel flap in each of its six sides. The dominant feature of the upper room is a concrete platform above which is a 1.8 m wide by 4.9 m high look-out slot set in the South wall. From this position one can see above the sea wall, some 46 m distant, and across the mouth of the River Crouch."


















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    You shot a lovely set,I liked the close ups, Proper Job, Thanks
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    I love this place and you got some great shots of it, thank you.

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    Nice.i visisted this myself about four years ago.sadly I never had a bike and decided to take a leisurely stroll ha ha nearly two hours later I got there.then it was the walk back.although I was lucky it was open.the amount of gun apertures in there is amazing
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    Great pictures!
    Informative and interesting urban exploration content...
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRO...e7PFGoxghAqKsA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymutt View Post
    Nice.i visisted this myself about four years ago.sadly I never had a bike and decided to take a leisurely stroll ha ha nearly two hours later I got there.then it was the walk back.although I was lucky it was open.the amount of gun apertures in there is amazing
    I had a look at your report earlier today & was very envious.

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    Another one on the to do list - you captured it perfectly !!

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