Plaque marks Seaton’s WWII lookout

PUBLISHED: 08:36 05 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:03 05 August 2015

Seaton mayor, Tony Woodman and resident Irving Roberts unveiled the historic beach searchlight building. Ref mha 5822-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

Seaton mayor, Tony Woodman and resident Irving Roberts unveiled the historic beach searchlight building. Ref mha 5822-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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Town pays tribute to the important role played by those who defended the nation’s coastline

A crowd gathered to watch the opening of the historic beach searchlight building. Ref mha 5829-31-15AW. Picture: Alex WaltonA crowd gathered to watch the opening of the historic beach searchlight building. Ref mha 5829-31-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

There was a big turnout for the unveiling of an interpretation board at Seaton’s renovated seafront searchlight building.

Mayor Tony Woodman led a parade along the West Walk, accompanied by Irving Roberts, a local resident who initiated and spearheaded the project.

The board recognises all those who served in Britain’s defence in World War Two and illustrates the wartime defences, built from 1940, situated in the vicinity of Seaton’s beach searchlight emplacement, which was used to illuminate the sea and beaches to detect enemy ships and surfaced submarines.


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