Keys to the Past

Hadston Carrs searchlight base (Togston)

Searchlight base at Hadston Carrs, Togston. Photo by Glasgow University.
Searchlight base at Hadston Carrs, Togston. Photo by Glasgow University.

This is the concrete base for a powerful searchlight which was used to search for attacking German planes during World War II (1939-45). It stands on the beach and is now in very poor condition.

Reference number:N5619
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Event(s):PHOTOGRAPHIC SURVEY, Northumberland Coastal Survey 1992; GUARD

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Source of Reference
Local History of Togston


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