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NorthMancBeds 09-04-2009 21:39

ARCHIVE: Kirkby Lonsdale - Pillbox - April 09
 
SInce it's the week of the pillbox; fell across this today whilst out and about.

Text from http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM3Y3M

A type 24 pillbox took advantage of the natural defence line formed by the River Lune, and formed a "nodal point" to thwart the enemy's possible progress from the East towards the heavy industrial areas of the Barrow peninsula and West Cumberland. The earth and grass aerial camouflage is still intact. Note the sloped surrounds on the outside of the gun slots. This would have been to allow maximum fire cover with either rifle or light machine-gun.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...lldilldill.jpg
good position

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...MB/hilltop.jpg
nearly there!

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...a_NMB/side.jpg
side elevation

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...NMB/inside.jpg
interior

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m...B/concrete.jpg
mmmm....concrete

peace
NMB


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