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Richard Flagg
27-11-2008, 12:41
Sadly when I visitied a last week the place was locked so I couldn't get any decent photos, these are about all I took, either through the fence or over the fence.

There is a chap who has visited the site and posted his photos on flickr and they are here;
http://flickr.com/photos/dbullock/sets/72157603575764725/

My photos then;

Approaching the site is this pillbox on the side of the road.....
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/DSC_0026-1-2.jpg
.....wit this thing on top - I guess the tyre is not original but the mounting is!
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/DSC_0029-1-2.jpg
Looking into the site
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/DSC_0030-1-3.jpg
One of the bunkers
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/DSC_0034-1-1.jpg
The other bunker
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/DSC_0031-1-1.jpg
And finally, the village sign shows one of the Radar Towers
http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/DSC_0023-1-2.jpg

Southend Spitfire
26-03-2010, 20:18
Here's a link to photo of one of the original towers posted by someone who is also on Flickr. This tower was relocated to Great Baddow in what looks like its original form.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuart166axe/3837839832/

PETERTHEEATER
27-03-2010, 09:26
I didn't realise that there was sop much left inside the site.

The object on top of the Pillbox is an Anti-Aircraft gun mounting.

Richard Flagg
18-02-2012, 23:04
Passed by Canewdon a few days ago and nothing has changed since my last visit! JV and I did find this though:

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb198/Flyer719/ESSEX/Canewdon/20120215Canewdon11-1.jpg

HF Dave
21-02-2012, 21:43
There is more information about the later use of the transmitter mast by Marconi Research in Great Baddow at:

http://www.greatbaddowparishcouncil.co.uk/Great%20Baddow%20Mast.pdf

netcompsys
24-11-2012, 19:41
Nice BBC clip and article from 2010 featuring Canewdon's CH tower at Great Baddow

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/essex/hi/people_and_places/history/newsid_8551000/8551552.stm

kevin

netcompsys
24-11-2012, 21:33
An interesting document here includes in Fig 2 an aerial photo of the site showing the 7 masts

http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue//adsdata/arch-455-1/dissemination/pdf/Text_Reports/DA48_TEXT_-_CANEWDON.pdf

Lots of pictures and discussions of pillboxes for those interested...

kevin

outkast
25-11-2012, 00:53
chaps I know the place well, the old boy who runs the stables that now occupy the biulding will not let anyone into the site, I have asked several times over many years.

about a mile west is an army camp wich housed soldiers tasked with gaurding the site, its pretty intact and worth a look around.

http://gi131.photobucket.com/groups/p300/QGVJK1C0F3/032.jpg
http://gi131.photobucket.com/groups/p300/QGVJK1C0F3/050-1.jpg

Heres a screengrab from some video I took while flying close to the site, not a great shot but I did not want to spook the horses and upset anyone on the ground.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/drsugfit/general%20pics/Snapshot124-11-201223-49.png

The site in question is in the background, the second site, the reciever site I think would have been in the forground, nothing now exist of this.

Dave

Richard Flagg
27-11-2012, 21:38
I visited Canewdon again earlier this year and can confirm there is definitely nothing left of the receiver site, not even the concrete footings for the aerial masts

Bomber boy
10-12-2012, 15:28
As far as i'm aware REF, the picture of the bunker behind those rusting railings is being turned into living quarters which sits just behind the bungalow type building at the entrance. The reason is say this is because i used to deliver bricks, blocks, building materials etc around that area and delivered qiute a lot to that gentleman who also kindly showed me round the site. There were a number of original items still in the buildings at that time too. Unfortunately i did not have a camera with me at the time of the delivery. I have not been back there since either so i'm unaware what changes took place.

Tony

OldTG12
18-12-2012, 17:28
An interesting document here includes in Fig 2 an aerial photo of the site showing the 7 masts

http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue//adsdata/arch-455-1/dissemination/pdf/Text_Reports/DA48_TEXT_-_CANEWDON.pdf

Lots of pictures and discussions of pillboxes for those interested...

kevin

And they've got the sites inverted. The ads web text puts transmitters north and receivers south which is *rseways.

WEBB-TECH
19-12-2012, 01:16
I visited Canewdon again earlier this year and can confirm there is definitely nothing left of the receiver site, not even the concrete footings for the aerial masts


There is a set of those at the Tillingham site :)

Roger17
11-09-2013, 13:20
On September 8, 2103, the Thames Amateur Radio Group (TARG) was in Canewdon, Essex to mark 75 years since completion of the Chain Home Tower radar station in Canewdon. The amateur radio club operated using the special event callsign GB75CR, and there is a short video montage produced by the Essex Ham.
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/september2013/gb75cr_canewdon_radar.htm#.UjBfkipvniw