Essex


  • POW Camp 116 faces D day planning decision.
    Once again developers threaten our history, this time it’s a lowly collection of huts that used to be a Prisoner of War camp at Hatfield Heath. A planning application, which is due to be heard on the 6th of June, has been submitted which would see this historic site demolished to make place for 26 luxury homes. ...
  • Bradwell Bay
    What Are These? I found these some years ago at Bradwell Bay Airfield . Has anyone got any idea of what they are . I have had ideas that they were perhaps some kind of hold-fast for a Light AA Gun…they have what looks like a compressed air pipe leading from the ...
  • Cox’s Hill
    Cox Hill, Lawford, Essex I found the PSG web site very interesting and was able to identify the Pillbox near to where I live. It’s an Allan-Williams Turret and is located in a field on top of Coxs Hill in Lawford near to Manningtree Railway Station, Essex. It faces north towards the station. I used to play ...
  • Essex Artifacts
    Chris Stewart-Moffitt has formed the Military Fortifications Rescue, Research & Restoration Group Covering the County of Essex, the Group has found some very unusual Defence Structures and approached the land owners of these sites in order to rescue them from decay. Where possible they are being restored to their former glory and protected for the future. The Pillbox ...
  • RAF Hornchurch Tett Turrets
    Hornchurch Tett Turret. NGR: TQ 5384 Hornchurch Tett Turret. NGR: TQ 5384 Hornchurch Tett Turret. NGR: TQ 5384 Hornchurch Tett Turret. NGR: TQ 5384 The former airfield at RAF Hornchurch in Essex boasts the largest concentration of surviving tett turrets in the country. This ultra rare form of one-man pillbox would have been extremely cramped and restrictive for the ...
  • Walton on the Naze
    I took these photos last year in the summer at Walton on the Naze and I don’t think they will be around for much longer. By Dave Harrington
  • Wickham Bishops Road
    Wickham Bishops Road Defences, Witham, Essex Today I visited a site at Wickham bishops road, Essex. It is recorded by Fred Nash and the SEAX group as a road barrier with irregular concrete blocks. However, upon closer inspection of these blocks the thought occurred to me that they look more sections of a demolished/destroyed pillbox. There are about ten pieces that ...
  • Witham Spigot Mortar