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Report - High Garrett Radio Mast, Essex- October 2014

Discussion in 'High Stuff' started by The Queen, Oct 19, 2014.

  1. The Queen

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    Happened to drive past this mast while cruising about lower East Anglia. As I was there and access was nearly a walk in, would've been rude not to!

    The mast is 300ft tall, and is currently owned by Essex Police- Essex Police in turn are currently renting it to EE mobile networks.
    It is in a corner of the site of the old High Garrett POW camp, occupied by the US military after the war as a microwave radio station, when presumably this mast was built.

    As you can see from this historical pic taken in 1963, it originally had no centre ladder

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    It's situated right next to a busy 'A' road, with houses directly opposite, a crematorium next door. Therefore, I had to dose myself up with a large portion of "Fuck It" before I started to climb... Was also a particularly windy afternoon!

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    Had a flag tucked in my waistband and cable ties in my pocket, but this was as high as I went due to some very new looking wiring leading to aerials on top, and a sudden headache...
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    Thankyou for looking, as always :)

    Yer Maj
     

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  2. Bugsuperstar

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    Nice!
     
  3. Wevsky

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    quite a size that one..nicely done
     
  4. Styru

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    Well done that girl :thumb
     
  5. clebby

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    Beautiful day for it!
     
  6. PCWOX

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    Nice work TQ :thumb
     
  7. wellingtonian

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    Nice job. :thumb
     
  8. Nickindroy

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    Blimey, wonderful. :)
     
  9. The Kwan

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    Very nice...bollocks to that :thumb
     
  10. norfolkexplorer

    norfolkexplorer av u seen my marbels
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    Nicely done
     
  11. Styru

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    Moved to public - 'cos it was about time!
     
  12. Miss Mayhem

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    Amazing, beautifully captured and what a stunning view!
    Glad it was made public so I could see this,
    Cheers for sharing :thumb
     
  13. Distra

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    Very nice indeed. Good effort, it's hard to just go for it when you know you're in plain sight.
     
  14. Seffy

    Seffy Bally up lads!
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    Good job all round that! SW repping and all - nice one.
     
  15. :meerkat:

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    really good shots there and an amazing view:thumb
    and your brain may have started to cook if you carried on :D:rolleyes:
     
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