Waltham Wireless Station, Nr. Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Was trying to find out the proper Naval Name for this location.
My dad was assigned Married Quarters there in the 70's while he was on some Sneaky Beaky Comms courses.

I believe it was part of VLF submarine comms. had a number of Pylons etc.

Everything but the MQ's were pulled down in the 80's to make way for a housing estate.

Never saw anyone going in or out, but I was only 4 at the time. Though father did assure me that it ws manned, the only other MQ being used was station commanders house.

Have never seen anything about it on the net, was hoping someone could shed some light on the place.
 
Thanks Steve.
MOD sold the land off in the 80's, now is a housing estate, teh MQ's are still standing. Originally had around 20 Married Quarters 1/2 these had been sold to the local council in the 70's. If memory serves me, bathtub was in the middle of the kitchen originally.
 
exploding_blancmange said:
Thanks Steve.
MOD sold the land off in the 80's, now is a housing estate, teh MQ's are still standing. Originally had around 20 Married Quarters 1/2 these had been sold to the local council in the 70's. If memory serves me, bathtub was in the middle of the kitchen originally.

Surely they weren't THAT primitive!!! :lol:
 
percey99 said:
Always a civvy knows EVERYTHING ha ha ha

It comes with working in a reference library Percey! I don't know everything - just where to find things. For example until I visited it, I thought Shotley was in various shades of grey. I never realised it had EVER existed in COLOUR!!! :lol: Bit like the Second World War really, come to think of it! For my generation the idea of a colourless world is unimaginable. What a privation that must have been! How did you all cope Percey? :wink:
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
exploding_blancmange said:
Thanks Steve.
MOD sold the land off in the 80's, now is a housing estate, teh MQ's are still standing. Originally had around 20 Married Quarters 1/2 these had been sold to the local council in the 70's. If memory serves me, bathtub was in the middle of the kitchen originally.

Surely they weren't THAT primitive!!! :lol:

Hey I was only 3 or 4 at the time but do remember the bath tub being in the middle of the kitchen had a big wooden cover that served as a kitchen table. Unless Ma was putting LSD in my Heinz Baby food, I think it was remodelled shortly after as Mother was not happy about it.
MQs were built in the late 10's to 20's going by the architecture and layout.
 

Dabs

Lantern Swinger
Always_a_Civvy said:
percey99 said:
Always a civvy knows EVERYTHING ha ha ha

It comes with working in a reference library Percey! I don't know everything ..................
Whats sort of a snidey quip is that Civvy? The turkey asked for a right lamb basting and I'm sure you could think of a more vocabulary response as a librarian. Something like Fukc fof sh!t#ead. Your mother eats cockles.

At least he would have bit big time that way. Work on the pronouns shippers. :wink:
 
Dabs said:
Always_a_Civvy said:
percey99 said:
Always a civvy knows EVERYTHING ha ha ha

It comes with working in a reference library Percey! I don't know everything ..................
Whats sort of a snidey quip is that Civvy? The turkey asked for a right lamb basting and I'm sure you could think of a more vocabulary response as a librarian. Something like Fukc fof sh!t#ead. Your mother eats cockles.

At least he would have bit big time that way. Work on the pronouns shippers. :wink:

Me, be rude to a member of the Elite? What are you suggesting Dabs? 8O :lol:
 
Bumping this as am still interested in the site and anyone that served there.
Spoke further to my father and he told me that it was a detached duty station, anyone assigned to it lived in Grimsby, next to a pub?
Also found an article on the web about RN HF from the 20's and it talked about the Wireless Station at Cleethorpes.
So if anyone knows anything further please comment
 
exploding_blancmange said:
Bumping this as am still interested in the site and anyone that served there.
Spoke further to my father and he told me that it was a detached duty station, anyone assigned to it lived in Grimsby, next to a pub?
Also found an article on the web about RN HF from the 20's and it talked about the Wireless Station at Cleethorpes.
So if anyone knows anything further please comment

Wireless station at cleethorpes was used initially as a Coast guard signal
station built 1909 and then went as a Radio station. Closed approx 1920??

the Grimsby W/T station could have been a GPO /Cable and Wireless
station and had RN guys there attached.
No mention anywhere . Ask your Dad who his accounting base was--who paid him or who's books he was on for pay.


:nemo: :nemo:
 
Top