Award for Fulwell Sound Mirror - July 2016

1st July 2016

The WWI Fulwell Sound Mirror restoration has been recognised by receiving the prestigious Heritage Award from Constructing Excellence North East 2016


It’s an almost forgotten reminder of the home front in the North East. Its purpose was to detect Zeppelins using sound detection methods learnt in the Flanders trenches.


It’s a unique concrete structure with a concave dish tilted above the horizon to ‘watch’ the sky. 


We worked with Sunderland City Council, Limestone Landscapes and Historic England to repair the structure and the repairs have now removed it from the ‘Buildings at Risk’ register.


A wild flower and poppy meadow surround the Mirror and it has become a place to rest and remember the Great War, the sacrifice and the Flanders Fields: where the technology and skills were developed and brought home, to defend our land. 



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