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#1 wowtank

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 05:45 PM

Hi.
Just an idea I had as I live near lots of Pillboxes. Please Post your photos of them and other Defences that you see out and about:)

To Get the ball rolling the photos I took the other day in this post:)

http://www.ww2talk.c...on-suffolk.html

Edited by wowtank, 04 October 2011 - 06:12 PM.
My bad spelling.

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#2 Savo

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 05:57 PM

http://www.ww2talk.c...rn-ireland.html
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#3 Goodygixxer

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:56 PM

This website covers pillboxes from all UK counties, and other parts of Europe

WW2 Home Front Defence Sites, Pillboxes, Bunkers, Pillbox Study Group.
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#4 Tab

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:08 PM

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Pill Box at Wihchelsea
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#5 son of a rat

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:38 PM

Not a pill box but a local land mark a grave stone with a bullet hole made by a German plane trying to knock out a search light.Attached File  2011 NORMANDY ETC 163.JPG   1.65MB   62 downloads
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#6 son of a rat

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:32 PM

Mind your legs in this pillbox taken a few yards from were i live close to Ellough Airfield.

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#7 Owen

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 08:18 PM

Thought I'd link to my thread from a couple, of years ago.
http://www.ww2talk.c...ar-swindon.html
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#8 Mike L

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 10:30 PM

A link here to the Hornchurch pages on AIX (Airfield Information Exchange).
As you might note I kept the same member id.
Hornchurch

Just like to point out there is a link there to an hour long BBC 'Two men in a trench' video.

The CAD plan is almost complete now, recently had an AO plot done and it looks quite good, even if I say so myself. A bit of tidying up to do then colour plot time.
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#9 cash_13

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 12:10 AM

Fort Henry Studland bay Dorset September this year

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Family Cyril Claude Phillips Leading Stoker HMS Warspite

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Great Uncle Harold Pickford Private Royal Army Service Corp

Grand Father Thomas Finney Seaman HMS Ramillies

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#10 cptpies

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:02 PM

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Pill Box at Wihchelsea


Not strictly a pillbox Tab, this is the Battery Observation Post of Toot Rock battery.
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#11 nicks

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 08:56 PM

I took these photos whilst on holiday in East Sussex last week.

In the grounds of Bodiam Castle

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Frenchmans Holiday Park

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Martello tower with remains of brick structure on the roof.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:00 PM

The entrance to Rye Harbour.


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#13 nicks

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:00 PM

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 08:35 PM

Cannot work out how to delete this post so you will see this text instead!!

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#15 canuck

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:39 PM

For most of my youth I lived a little over a km from this oversized 'bunker'. They took a dim view of visitors at the time.

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 11:44 PM

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#17 wowtank

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:50 AM

For most of my youth I lived a little over a km from this oversized 'bunker'. They took a dim view of visitors at the time.

Underground, an electronic marvel - CBC Archives


Can't get a view of this:( my anti virus saying a no no.
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#18 canuck

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:39 AM

Can't get a view of this:( my anti virus saying a no no.


The CBC is the equivilent to your BBC. No threats from that site.
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#19 wowtank

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Posted 05 November 2011 - 02:50 AM

The CBC is the equivilent to your BBC. No threats from that site.


TY for the head s up.
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#20 mickack

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

Not a pillbox,but a loopholed wall in a front garden in Wimborne DorAttached File  RIMG0046.JPG   1.06MB   22 downloadsset,part of the Wimborne anti- tank Island
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#21 cliveh

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:43 PM

Attached File  IMG_3351.JPG   1.14MB   21 downloadsAnti-tank "Dragons Teeth" on the old train ferry dock at Dover Western Docks:

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#22 Holtsedge

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 10:28 PM

Hi.
Just an idea I had as I live near lots of Pillboxes. Please Post your photos of them and other Defences that you see out and about:)

To Get the ball rolling the photos I took the other day in this post:)

http://www.ww2talk.c...on-suffolk.html

Some of the Coastal Defences in Somerset - hope they are of interest to you
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#23 wowtank

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:58 PM

Some of the Coastal Defences in Somerset - hope they are of interest to you


Ty and a very nice site m8:)
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#24 PAB1

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:03 PM

Blue circle (ST 9093) is a pillbox near Long Newnton (Gloucestershire) I originally took this photo for the Geograph website about 6 years ago so it really could do with updating.

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#25 PAB1

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:44 AM

Anti Tank at Ciren (GL7) then and now with old and modern maps.

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#26 ww2ni

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:26 PM

Loads of Pillboxes and various other Defence structures on my website. Feel free to have a browse!
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#27 Holtsedge

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:35 PM

Loads of Pillboxes and various other Defence structures on my website. Feel free to have a browse!

Fantastic site, have no link to Northern Ireland what so ever, but I am sure I will be spending way to much time trawling through these pages.
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#28 ww2ni

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Glad you like it! - Great hobby doing the research then going out to find these places.
Enjoy!!
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#29 nicks

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 07:47 PM

I've just found these whilst sorting through my photos, taken on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway back in 2010.

 

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And did not let it go.
 

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#30 peterhastie

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

http://www.newcastle...fence_sites.pdf


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