2009

SJ1888 : The base of the 'Rocket Post' on Hilbre?

taken 15 years ago, 3 km from West Kirby, Wirral, England

The base of the 'Rocket Post' on Hilbre?
The base of the 'Rocket Post' on Hilbre?
At one time a rocket was used to summon the lifeboat men out to Hilbre, and the 1913 and 1927 O.S. maps record a 'Rocket Post' on Hilbre at close to this location. Is this heavy iron plate set in concrete part of that structure? Any information would be welcome.

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Category: Archaeology > Archaeology
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Rocket Post [2] Other Photos: · Hilbre Island lighthouse ·
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SJ1888, 99 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
John S Turner   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 5 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 11 July, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1839 8807 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9888N 3:13.7040W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 1839 8807
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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