PICTURE OF THE WEEK – RED SANDS FORT 11th August 2019
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Sunday 11th August 2019
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG 11th August 2019
PICTURE OF THE WEEK
“A picture is worth a thousand words”. I love pictures and I love words. I “see” what they mean, but as a writer I find a picture inspires a thousand plus words, too. And a word inspires 1,000 pictures.
This is our “Picture of the Week” to inspire your words.
Take a look at today’s picture and consider what 1,000 words does it inspire in you?
The photo is of the Red Sands Towers 5 nautical miles (5.75 miles) from Warden Point, Isle-of-Sheppey, and 7 nautical miles (8.05 miles) from Whitstable, Kent
It started life in 1942 as an Army Sea Fort. In the 1960s it housed Pirate Radio.
Radio Invicta began broadcasting from Red Sands Fort on 3rd June 1964. Following the tragic death of their owner Tom Pepper (Harry Featherbee) Radio Invicta became KING Radio in March 1965 but the station failed to attract an audience or sufficient advertisers. A new station Radio 390 opened from the Fort on 23rd September 1965.
After a protracted legal battle Radio 390 finally closed on 28th July 1967, but a caretaker crew stayed until August to remove all equipment.
In 1966 an episode of the TV series Danger Man, ‘ Not So Jolly Roger’ starring Patrick McGoohan, was partly filmed on Red Sands Fort.
Just image the plots and stories the picture inspires. I can think of 10 books at least, all from this one photo. Also there is a lot of non-fiction material too
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” – Will Smith
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Q: Why did the baker work overtime. A: She kneaded the dough.
Love is…life changing
TRACK OF THE DAY
Fastlove – George Michael
Highest Chart Position: No.1 4th May 1996
WHAT DAY IS IT?
Sunday 11th August 2019-07-23
Son & Daughter Day
Play In The Sand Day
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