Chez WW in England

Chez WW in England

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Broadway Tower, England

28 May 2011

Atop the second highest point in the Cotswolds is a beautiful folly. Capability Brown designed Broadway Tower for Lady Coventry who wondered if a beacon could be seen from her house. The folly was built on a beacon hill and yes both Broadway Tower and a beacon fire could be seen from her home.

William Morris rented the tower in the 1880s. Broadway Tower monitored nuclear fallout for England in the 1950s. A nuclear bunker was built and was continuously manned from 1961 until 1991.

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