Monthly archives: October 2017




















The distinctive feature of the Anti-Motorboat Boom is the BAULK: As shown in the sketch the standard baulk is a heavy iron-strapped wood and metal tank fitted with eye bolts and links for connecting the boom jack-stays, two pairs on top and one pair across the center line of the bottom. […]

Anti-Motorboat Boom Baulks












A type 22 pillbox of unusual construction. Built by the Royal Marines whilst they were guarding Hatston airfield, the pillbox has been constructed using bags of cement, immersed in water and allowed to dry in that form. Exterior views taken September 2007 – Interior views taken September 2018.

Type 22, Hatston. S0015189




Constructed of Red Brick with concrete lintels and a flat concrete roof. The rear wall is formed by the metal wall of the hangar. Photo’s taken by Caroline Skinner in December 2009. This pillbox is currently under threat of demolition after the hangar was demolished. See here for more information http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/unique-military-installation-nottinghamshire-airfield-595589 and […]

Two Storey Pillbox, Tollerton, Nottinghamshire. S0000642