Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ghost at Berwick castle ruins?

This spooky photo was taken by Sharon Parkinson whilst on a train at Berwick station looking towards the ruins of the castle.

Train passenger Sharon Parkinson was passing through Berwick station when she noticed the castle ruins and thought it would make a nice picture.

“It wasn’t until later that night when I was looking through my photos that I noticed it,” she said. “Obviously it is some strange reflection that gives the appearance of a ghostly head, but it was a shock to say the least!”

Source – Berwick Advertiser, 11 June 2015

A ghostly head ? To me it appears to be a sort of angel or fairy figure…

 

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Sunderland zeppelin detector restored

A  piece of First World War architecture, built in 1917 to protect Sunderland from Zeppelin attacks has re-opened following a £68,000 restoration.

Fulwell Acoustic Mirror’s historic value went unrecognised for many years and its deterioration led to its inclusion on the Historic England – previously known as English Heritage – Heritage at Risk register.

This triggered a partnership between Sunderland City Council, Historic England and Limestone Landscape which has led to its sympathetic restoration.

The Acoustic Mirror was built to help detect German airships following a series of Zeppelin raids on the North-East coastline during 1915 and 1916.

It was designed to act as an acoustic early warning system against air raids, after a bomb dropped by a Zeppelin over the Wheatsheaf area of Sunderland in April 1916 left 22 people dead and more than 100 injured.

The mirror worked by reflecting sound detected by a microphone in front of the dish to an operator who could alert the authorities of approaching Zeppelins.

Full story : http://northstar.boards.net/thread/77/sunderland-zeppelin-detector-restored

 

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