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orion f6.3
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Post by orion f6.3 »

Castle lit up along coastal trail

Upnor Castle was built in 1559 as an Elizabethan gun fort
An Elizabethan gun fort dating to 1559 has become ablaze with light after floodlights were switched on.
The turreted castle at Upnor on the River Medway is now visible at night from Chatham's historic dockyard.

A spokesman said: "The castle has been in darkness after dusk for 450 years so it will make quite a change."

It was part of the Maritime Heritage Trail which aims to protect attractions on the French coast and from Gravesend to Brighton in the UK.

Great! this was BBC Kent News @ 07.21 25.01.06 now that whole dark area has gone! Orion
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Phil Rice
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Post by Phil Rice »

That's simply appaling. You must have wept. When will they learn. See if they sought permission and contact Campaign for dark Skies- pronto.

Good luck


PS What are we to leave our children?
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