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South Sutor Stacks

South Sutor Stacks

Date Added: 28 August 2004 Contributor: Calum Davidson Year: 2004 Picture No: 921

The WW1 Gun (and WW2 searchlight) Gun emplacements on the Sutor Stacks. The link wire bridge seen in picture #148 (1990) is now pretty much gone.

Albums: Aerial Views


The link wire bridge is on the north sutor searchlights. the access to both searchlights are by a flight of steps.
The ruined building is the not a gun emplacement but actually the WW1 searchlight position
Comment left on 14 September 2005 at 13:47 by Allan kilpatrick
Good point Allan - my mix up. Comment left on 14 September 2005 at 20:42 by Calum Davidson
Thanks for an excellent 'aerial' view of a small landing space, in good weather, for my sea kayak, cos I've never actually been down to that area on foot . The WW2 'Boom Defence' anti submarine net
was tensioned, from the area close to these search light stacks.
Comment left on 15 September 2005 at 10:27 by Clem Watson
Clem is there any sign of the fixtures for the boom defence by the seachlights.

Comment left on 22 September 2005 at 12:44 by Allan kilpatrick
Allan, I'm not 100% on the position of the 'fixings', but I remember going with my father delivering coal & coke to the Gun emplacement area, the Radar Stn., the Coastguard Watch-hut, and him telling me about a net for catching ''boats that go under the sea'', pointing towards the sea below. At seven years old in '43 that was a phrase I could understand. Comment left on 22 September 2005 at 16:46 by Clem Watson
Where can I get a list of people stationed at the army camp about 1944; can anyone help? Comment left on 27 November 2008 at 22:28 by Anne Kidd
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