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Report - North Weald Mobilisation Centre, Essex - September 2019


Chloe Explores

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History:
At the end of the 19th century, the London Defence Scheme was set up to protect the south east from foreign invasion landing on the south coast. Shockingly when Historic England last looked at the site it stated it 'exhibits a remarkable level of survival'. The old buildings were part of a ring of fortified arms stores built around London by the Victorians - but was also used in both World Wars and later as a radio station. North Weald was also designed to house devastating artillery or machine guns to rain death on invaders. After being brought back into action in the First World War the site was sold at auction to the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company in 1919. A radio station was later built on the hillside which came under government control during World War II.

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Explore:
Visited with @Seany Explores :p
This explore was not a planned one. It was kind of a surprise in a way. All I knew about this location was that there was something to do with a flooded place here. I imagined a river with a graffitied wall however I was surprised to find a military looking bunker. After research I found out it was a fort. I was excited to see that the water had somehow either had been drained or evaporated into the Earth which made the fort explorable. The mud was wet and disgusting and each step I took I sunk about an inch into the mud. There was some old wooden shelves but that was about it other than the tunnel inside. It was quite evident on how flooded they once were by the brown on the wall. I dread to think on how filthy this water was.

Now onto the graffitied buildings which I’m guessing is the radio station. I liked the structure that was still intact of the buildings. The place was surprisingly photogenic and had a really nice long window that I snapped many times. Nonetheless an interesting explore, a fort and a radio station on the same plot of land! On to the photos:

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