NZ3671 : Brown's Point and Brown's Bay, Whitley Bay

taken 90 years ago, near to Cullercoats, North Tyneside, Great Britain

Brown's Point and Brown's Bay, Whitley Bay
Brown's Point and Brown's Bay, Whitley Bay
Taken about 1928/9 by my late aunt in the days when the Post Office coastal radio station was most active, the Morse messages then flying between the many ships plying the coast and the shore.

Station GCC, presumably G for Great Britain, CC for Cullercoats Coastal. Active from 1906 until 1997. A receiving station that was able to intercept Morse transmissions from German vessels in both World Wars.

As a new mast was erected in 1929 I wonder if this is the original, or the new replacement?

This had a fascinating history, better told in this clip here; LinkExternal link

More at LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link and; LinkExternal link

And more about early radio history in 1910 at LinkExternal link
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Photographer
Contributed by
Chris Morgan   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
1929   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 20 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Housing, Dwellings  Communications  Rocks, Scree, Cliffs 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3655 7165 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:2.2817N 1:25.7780W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3637 7186
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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