TA1281 : Filey's Rocket Pole

taken 7 years ago, near to Filey, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Filey's Rocket Pole
Filey's Rocket Pole
Formed in 1872, the Filey Volunteer Life Saving Rocket Company used the rocket pole, as itís known, to practise rescue techniques.
They fired a line towards one of their members positioned at the top of the pole as if they were on the sea and he was on the mast of a stricken vessel. The practice continued until the 1960s when improvements in navigational equipment rendered the company redundant.
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TA1281, 311 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 13 June, 2010
Category
Rocket pole   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 122 817 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:13.1461N 0:16.8167W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 122 818
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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