British Defence - Gun Emplacement Henfield - Restoration Project

Discussion in 'WW2 Museums. Events, & places to see.' started by jcressey, Nov 13, 2022.

  1. jcressey

    jcressey Member

    Good Evening all, I hope you are all well and had a nice Remembrance Sunday.

    I would like to share with you a project me and my brother have been working, We took interest in a British Defence WW2 Gun Emplacement Located in Henfield UK.

    The Gun Emplacement located at Bulls Inn Henfield, is had been lost to nature until 4 years ago when me and my brother restored the grounds and brought the gun emplacement back to life.We are very lucky that the Pub owner is very happy for to offer the emplacement upkeep.We visit every year on Remembrance Sunday and carry out some ground works.

    Please see the Youtube link below of a video we made of the first restoration.


    Since the initial restoration, the Landlord has been trying to find out information about who occupied the gun emplacement, We have tried to find out some information and was hoping we could get some help from anyone who takes a interest in British Defences.

    Once we get enough information we are going to erect a information board so visitors can read about the history of the emplacement.

    Information we have so far
    1. We know this is one of 2 bunkers, the sister is across the river.
    2. The Bunker was built by Ringmer Building Works (written into the concrete)
    3. We believe the gun emplacement was manned by No. 1 (H.Q) Platoon, ā€œCā€ COY., 4th Sussex Battalion, Home Guard.We have a picture (attached) of them and their names are as followed Pte. O. Moore. Pte. R. Tilley. Pte. R. H. Tilley. Pte. F. Woodhams. Pte. A. Porter. Pte. S. Hollands. Pte. R. Morley. L/cpl. W. E. Rogers. Pte. R. Richardson. Pte. A. Brooker. Pte. E. Saunders. M.M. Pte. S. Dale. Pte. A. Jenner. Pte. E. Jordan. Pte. P. Short. L/Cpl. J. Atkins.Cpl. W. G. Slaughter. Sgt. J. Dutton. Lieut. J. B. Backhouse. Lieut. F. J. Ferdinand. C.S.M. C. Webb, M.M. Sgt. S. H. Rogers. I./cpl. A. Slaughter. Pte. K. Short. Pte. T. Parker. Pte. J. Barton. Pte. F. Legg. Pie. V. Joad.

    If anyone has any time to assist it would really mean allot, feel free to private message or reply to this thread.

    Thanks Again

    Jason


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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

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    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

  4. jcressey

    jcressey Member

    Thanks CL1, I have just signed up and also subscribed at a yearly member by PayPal. Iv just posted it there for you as requested: thank you :)
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Well done
    Keep us updated
    And please post more photos of it
    Regards
    Clive
     
  6. jcressey

    jcressey Member

    Picture 8:30am this morning
     

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    jcressey Member

    Picture 13.30PM
     

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  8. jcressey

    jcressey Member

    Hey CL1 I didn't have much response on either forum unfortunately.
    Do you reckon its a big ask ?
     
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Drop them an email
     
  10. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    A great project Jason, good luck.
     
  11. jcressey

    jcressey Member

    Thanks Tony !
     
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  13. jcressey

    jcressey Member

    Hey Empire, Thanks so much for this picture, do you have any details? Many Thanks
     
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Its the one you posted
    Chap is J Barton
     
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  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    I believe it was meant to be a joke re the features of the gentleman look like Jones from Dads army
     
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