Category Archives: essex

ROC posts – Fordham, Parsons Drove & Rainham

Several failry good ROC posts were visited during July. Here’s a quick round up… Advertisements

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Epping Forest District Council Emergency Bunker

This bunker was used by the nearby airfield and used as an operations room. During the 1980’s, the local council took the bunker over and used it as an emergency centre. As always, SubBrit has an excellent piece explaining what … Continue reading

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North Weald Redoubt – Essex

The Redoubt / Mobilisation Centre at North Weald was built at the end of the 19th century. It was one of several built to provide ammuntion to protect London if war ever broke out.

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Severalls Asylum – Myland Court

Went back to Severalls. The last visit barely scratched the surface! Also took my tripod this time – cue better pictures inside. Or so I imagined. Sadly we didn’t get to the main complex, so we settled on exploring Myland … Continue reading

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Severalls Asylum – Colchester

Severalls Asylum was built in 1913. It closed in the late 1990s. In it’s heyday it housed 2000 patients; some of which were used in experimental medical tests/operations. More information about the hospital can be found on Wikipedia. This article … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill Fort – Harwich

Beacon Hill Fort is one of three defences on the estruary of the River Orwell. One is at Felixstowe, and the other at Shotley. Harwich has had a long naval history, with something at Beacon Hill since at least Henry … Continue reading

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