This tweet about the Sunderland sound mirror was a little bit popular!
Delighted to discover Sunderland's sound mirror hidden behind the VW garage in Fulwell. It was built around 1917 to detect Zeppelins after deadly airship attacks on the city in 1916. More info athttps://t.co/Qn1K2qXZ2R pic.twitter.com/H9Wvbwd48d
— Birmingham 81 (@Birmingham_81) January 22, 2018
Filming with a drone – The Dungeness Sound Mirrors. pic.twitter.com/Kc2zZ0CZJW
— Tim Paine (@TimPaine) June 25, 2016
CEMEX UK commissioned ECP Video to produce a short documentary on the history of the gravel pit at Dungeness, which is now an RSPB nature reserve.
Limestone Landscapes – Defended Land video about the resortation of the sound mirror at Fulwell in Sunderland.
The 2015 open day at the Denge sound mirrors near Dungeness in Kent is on Sunday 19 July 2015. The opening times are 10.00-17.00, with last entry at 16.30.
The RMCP will be present all day to talk you through them and help with any questions and we ask for a donation per person to cover our costs for the day. You will need to park at Lade car park and follow the signs to make your own way to the Mirrors, where staff will be positioned at the bridge and on the island. Last entry 4.30pm. Suggested donation of £2 appreciated.
The RMCP events are the only way to visit the Denge sound mirrors. The events are always popular, and well worth going to.
Please note that I have absolutely no connection with the RMCP. Make you sure that you confirm the details of the open day with them before going – do not rely on my Sound Mirrors website!
6) Kilnsea Sound Mirror: Fears of attacks on Hull during the First World War led to the construction of this concrete “sound mirror”. The dish, a precursor of radar, would focus the sounds of distant engines to a listener. It is said they could identify surface vessels or aircraft up to 25 miles away.
10 TOP secret places in Hull and East Yorkshire. Hull Daily Mail, 28 February 2015.
Lewis Dyson reports on the Warden Point sound mirror for Kent Online on 20 January 2015: A sound mirror used to detect enemy aircraft is in danger of being washed away in Warden Bay, Sheppey.