EPW001849 ENGLAND (1920). Hunstanton Lighthouse, Hunstanton, 1920

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Title [EPW001849] Hunstanton Lighthouse, Hunstanton, 1920
Reference EPW001849
Date June-1920
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Place name HUNSTANTON
Parish HUNSTANTON
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 567625, 342065
Longitude / Latitude 0.49529269246309, 52.949426964857
National Grid Reference TF676421

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First World War wireless station

Lynda Tubbs
Thursday 10th of July 2014 03:09:03 PM
The lighthouse & Coast Guard Tower are still there but are now (I think) holiday lets. The row of cottages are also still there but at the end of that short road is now the entrance to the large clifftop car park and a cafe.

melgibbs
Sunday 23rd of June 2013 09:40:41 PM
The aerial masts next to the lighthouse were part of a wireless intercept station set up in WW1 by Colonel Richard Hippisley. In addition to evesdropping on German military wireless transmissions he also plotted the locations of the transmitters by direction finding. This process was used extensively in WW2 but this station was possibly the first or one of the first in the world.

stanames
Sunday 19th of August 2012 08:14:09 PM