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Bramshill Forest
Demolition Practice Site, Swinley Forest, Berkshire. NGR SU882638 This is an incredible find which is not on the Defence of Britain Database or anywhere else I have looked. I had a conversation in November 2001 with a Forest Ranger in Swinley Forest when I was looking for some reported bunkers, […]

Pre D Day Training Area


Allhallows Defences & The Battle of Britain June 1940: as German forces had now rolled up Europe and pushed the beleaguered British back home from Dunkirk, the defence of the British Isles became a paramount concern. The country’s coastal defences were strengthened, with many miles of barbed wire springing up. Some […]

Allhallows Defences




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