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Default 18-08-2009, 17:22

Keeping with the theme; Pics from a pillarbox in Lydiate near bridge no18

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Default 18-08-2009, 20:41

Mark, did you see the 3 Anti-tank cylinders next to Billy's Bridge on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, about 100yds away from this pillbox?

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Default 23-08-2009, 16:04

Not sure if this counts as a pill box ROF Beech Hill Wigan
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Default 24-08-2009, 23:02

In the woods next to Blackpool Zoo

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Default The pillbox thread. - 22-01-2010, 20:36

I was thinking about making this into a report but then realised that it would have been a bit naff.

Telacra norcom pillbox. Time is a cruel mistress that's been particularly had on this poor pipe with holes in it.

And another norcon. Better condition but I think it could do with more leg room.

And get another norcon. That's slightly better but still needs some work.

Anti glider steaks. There are quite a lot of these that you have to be careful of when your bombing up and down the beach on a kite buggy.
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Default 23-01-2010, 14:50

Not sure on type of pill box but this is one of 4 that I know of on the estuary between Anglesey and Holyhead.

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Nice nice Jim, ya got there 1st and posted the one on the beech at Talcra. DOH!
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Default 28-01-2010, 16:10

Found a few pillboxes whilst mooching around Redcar this week.

This example at Gare Sands has suffered over the years.

I believe that this is a type FW3/23.

This one is a bit odd. The sea is some way behind the mound at the rear of the pillbox and the firing slits look rather large.

Inside there are some metal hooked brackets. Any idea what these might be for?

View from on the bank behind.

An unusual design with some brick facing.

I am told that the concrete blocks to one side may be for mounting anti-aircraft weapons.

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Default 23-02-2010, 20:47

Hope i got it this time. Pillboxes burscough canal.

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