Current Weather Conditions at Luccombe
For current and archived weather information for Luccombe, Somerset, click the "WEATHER" tab on the left, where you will also find details of the equipment in use.
5-Day Met.Office Forecast for Porlock
(nearest available- 2 miles N.W. of Luccombe)
OLD POSTCARD OF THE MONTH- February 2015
A view of Luccombe taken from the path that runs from Chapel Cross to Hillgate and beyond. East View is in the foreground with the rest of Stony Street and the tower of St Mary's Church beyond. The site of the Wychanger Iron Ore Mine is visible in the mid distance, this being before the conifer wood was planted. The mine's adit emerged in the row of trees growing diagonally towards the top of the path leading to the workings.
Interestingly, just visible as two very faint spikes on the skyline of North Hill are the auxiliary VHF aerial towers at Bratton Ball - approximately one sixth of the way across from the left of the picture. These were associated with the nearby "cold war" radar station of RAF West Myne. The station had a very short existence, being completed circa 1954, and decommissioned circa 1961. It is debatable as to whether this installation, part of the CHEL Rotor 3 network, was ever fully operational. RAF West Myne is not to be confused with the less complex World War II station which was in operation in the area of the Camp Ground, part of which is still standing today.
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More Old Postcard Views of Luccombe
Luccombe: The Square circa 1900.
The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Luccombe.
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