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Isle Of Man Pillboxes

No Pillboxes have been recorded by the Defence of Britain Project. The NGRs are from Isle of Man Government Survey.  RAF Jurby RAF Jurby – Existing Pillboxes 22(L)/SC3600297864/RAF Jurby/Site of C Flight Dispersal 22(S)/SC3680198226/RAF Jurby/Site of B Flight Dispersal 22/SC3537798955/RAF

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Rugby Anti-Tank Defences

A Collection of Roadblock Cylinders and Rails. These road block components were found along Brownsover Lane just off the A246 near Rugby. A group of cylinders covered in moss were laying on a fields edge just beside a right hand

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Offchurch Bombing Decoy site

Decoy Site War Walk at Offchurch Having decided to visit the bombing decoy site at Offchurch we travelled eastwards along the grand union canal towards Radford Semele so we could have a quick look at the type 24 pillbox, which

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LMS Anti-Tank Blocks

The pictures show some of the anti-tank blocks that can be found along the disused LMS railway line that once stretched between Leamington Spa and Rugby. They are also described in the missing defences section of the PSG website, This

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Kenilworth AA Battery

Goodrest Farm, Bannerhill, Kenilworth. NGR SP275693 Along with some friends I travelled to Kenilworth to take a look at the heavy anti-aircraft site at Goodrest Farm, Bannerhill just off Rouncil Lane to the east of the town. In 1940 the

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Hidden Warwickshire

The Warwick Times from February 2008. The following article was written by Lise Evans after reading Steve Carvell’s book Twentieth-Century Defences in Warwickshire Please be patient as the photos are large and will take a few moments to download. Thanks to

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Clifton Upon Dunsmore

Clifton upon Dunsmore Stent Pillbox  Ngr SP523758 After spending the day in Rugby researching some family history i decided to have a look for the stent pillbox in Clifton upon Dunsmore in Warwickshire which i found quite easily courtesy of

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Abbey Fields Air Raid Shelters

Abbey Fields, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The Abbey Fields air raid shelters I have enclosed some pictures of the air raid shelters in and around the Abbey Fields in Kenilworth. Starting at the war memorial at the top of the Abbey Fields

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East Anglian Defences

Mark Brotherton has been out and about in Suffolk & Norfolk checking out some of the local defence structures. Bury St Edmunds  Hudson House Pillbox  Kilverston Railway Crossing  Lackford Littleport  Mildenhall Pillbox Hengrave Rougham White Chapel Farm By Mark Brotherton

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Suffolk ‘Squares’

This three looped Pillbox variant was sited at the harbour entrance at Lowestoft opposite a Pounder Emplacement. Another example of this design can be found 14 miles to the south with a group of ‘two looped square’ pattern pillboxes. The

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