Cheddleton ‘Blown Up’ Pillbox

Churnet Stop-Line, Cheddleton, Staffordshire

I enclose a couple of pix of the remains of a FW3/22? at Cheddleton in Staffs by a bridge on the Churnet stop line. You can see the drill holes for the charges: this chunk was left as it formed a low wall above the canal.

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Probably done at the end of the war to get rid of an obstruction. The second pic shows the chunk just below the lorry. A bit further up the road is an Alton-type PB camouflaged to look like a small building but now very overgrown.

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By Bernard Lowry