Thames Forts

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Georgeconna
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Thames Forts

Postby Georgeconna » Wed May 10, 2017 11:41 am

Hi Lads,

Last Sept myself and my Dad took a Paddle Steamer trip on the Waverley down the Thames to see the Thames forts last September.

10 hours on a Paddler for 50 quid, bargain and what a day we had.

Here are some pics of the Forts. They were built as Anti Aircraft batteries for German aircraft coming up the Thames. I think one is being preserved.

Check out the Waverly as it travels around the UK calling into Various ports. The only Sea Going Paddler in the World. http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/

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Ice Berg ahead!!!... Oh its a thames Trout Captain.
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Cheers

George

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Re: Thames Forts

Postby JayCub » Sat May 20, 2017 3:41 pm

Cracking photographs George have you any more ? the paddle steamer its self adds a great touch one i would have liked to have done, great to see the day was a great one :DX

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Re: Thames Forts

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Sat May 20, 2017 5:48 pm

Those forts are mental looking.They wouldn't be out of place in a Star Wars movie.£50 well spent George for a day you'll never forget.
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Re: Thames Forts

Postby arni » Sat May 20, 2017 7:33 pm

In the 2nd and 3rd pics there is a 'mast' sticking out of the wader any thoughts on what it is?
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Re: Thames Forts

Postby Spud » Mon May 22, 2017 12:03 am

I always wondered what those were, Very interesting and they dont look in to bad a condition
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Re: Thames Forts

Postby Georgeconna » Wed May 24, 2017 10:14 am

arni wrote:In the 2nd and 3rd pics there is a 'mast' sticking out of the wader any thoughts on what it is?


Arni, there used to be Pirate Radio Stations broadcasting during the 60's from some of these so I imagine the antennas are for those just left behind.
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