Pillbox, south bank of the River Thames, just above the high water mark, Thamesmead West

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  1. CL1

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

    Pillbox,on the south bank of the River Thames,just above the high water mark ,Thamesmead West

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  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Some nice bits of innovation there: secondary coat of camouflage using corrugated sheets as a former?
  3. CL1

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

    It looked like that the rough concrete had been overlaid on the original structure.
    much of it has fallen off.
    Possibly looks like sheeting ( photo of the last piece of corrugated sheet left) was added before the rough concrete.
    Im not sure if this was original or post war attempting to seal the structure
    It was good to be able to get inside a pillbox and view outwards.

  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    What - no heron sitting on top - you are slipping sir

    Bet the smell was nice once inside :whistle:

    Did you find any WW2 plastic or was it all modern day :lol:

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  5. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Things would have been desperate if this pill box had been used in anger.
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  6. CL1

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

    You can see there was a belief that defence was possible and this kept the British public going.
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  7. ChrisR

    ChrisR Senior Member

    I believe this may have been a mine-watching post - Looking out for parachute mines dropped during air-raids on the approch to london's docklands.
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