Daily archives: 8th March 2015










































Barkham type 26 pillbox
Located on the B3349 near Wokingham/Aborfield. NGR: SU777668 This rectangular bullet proof  variant design  can be found close to the road covering a small bridge near Barkham on the B3349,  Wokingham to Arborfield Road in Berkshire. It once formed part of the outer defence perimeter for the nearby army garrison at Arborfield camp, […]

Barkham Rectangular Variant


Burghfield Fortified Building
NGR SU 680-706 At Burghfield, just a few miles South-west of Reading in Berkshire can be found an excellent surviving example of a brick built fortified building (NGR SU680706). The converted stable-block is situated in between the tip of a road junction at a point where three roads meet and […]

Burghfield Fortified Building




Lester Birky Carving
Following on from his recent information on Wartime Concrete in Berkshire, Philip came across this carving in a tree close to the ‘mystery building’ illustrated previously. He already knew that the 501st & 101st Airborne had been stationed in the area during the run up to D-Day and he proceeded […]

Lester Birky Carving


M4 Vickers Machine Gun Pillbox
Under Threat!  Berkshire GHQ Line Vickers Machine Gun Pillbox M4 Junction 11 April 2008 Berkshire’s possible sole surviving Vickers Machine Gun emplacement at SU714855 may be under threat of demolition? The rare defence has recently become exposed due to tree and shrub clearance below the south west embankment of the […]

M4 Vickers Machine Gun Pillbox