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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2016, 10:01:47 AM »

Chislet.

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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2016, 18:20:11 PM »

Cade Street, East Sussex. 

This beacon is about 50 yards from the Heathfield War Memorial - in the same recreation ground.  If it is a genuine beacon then it has a very good outlook and would have been well sited.

There are a number of farms and dwellings around here, near where I live, which have the top ironwork structure of the beacon as an entrance marker to their property - although seldom, if ever, ignited.

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« Reply #17 on: April 11, 2017, 19:45:04 PM »

I noticed this one at Minnis Bay yesterday.



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« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2017, 07:34:25 AM »

Dover Castle..

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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2017, 10:30:17 AM »

Only one photograph - and that only on what appears to be a flyer - of a beacon basket charged, lit and burning. Is it because the powers that be consider such to be a fire hazard or a risk to health and safety or suchlike? Or is it that they are lit only on rare occasions and no-one on this forum has been on the spot, on such an occasion, to capture a photograph of one alight?
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« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2017, 14:03:41 PM »

Best I could find on the net. Opportunity for someone to get a photo at Hastings will be 14 th October. The beacon on East Cliff is lit at the start of the bonfire procession, runners from Hastings Runners  Club light torches from it and run them down beside East Cliff lift to light the torches and fire banners of the Bonfire procession on the seafront. A few years back the wind and paraffin was a bit stroing and the pole burned through bringing the beacon down.

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« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2017, 16:39:39 PM »

Has anyone yet installed a gas fuelled coal effect fire in such a beacon?  Grin
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« Reply #22 on: April 27, 2017, 18:19:05 PM »

Has anyone yet installed a gas fuelled coal effect fire in such a beacon?  Grin

I am told that the one that was on the top of the church tower at Minster in Thanet was a gas powered one.

Only one photograph - and that only on what appears to be a flyer - of a beacon basket charged, lit and burning. Is it because the powers that be consider such to be a fire hazard or a risk to health and safety or suchlike? Or is it that they are lit only on rare occasions and no-one on this forum has been on the spot, on such an occasion, to capture a photograph of one alight?

I wasn't allowed out as it was dark  Grin


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