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    Part two of the report.

    PILLBOX (TYPE FW3/22): S0014407














    Air Raid Shelter
    Located just inside the line of trees on the other side of the circuit path with leads from the Bomb Store up to the various building remnants close to Tech Site 1.











    Is this evidence of PILLBOX: S0014406
    Certainly no other evidence of a PB was in the area and though it would indicate the possibility of reinforcement as witnessed at another PB site where it was destroyed, there was nothing clearly within this mass of concrete and steel to fully identify it. I couldn't find a base, pit or anything else to clarify.







    Air Raid Shelter.
    Located up from Tech Site 1 - double entranced but only accessible through one entrance due to debris built up in the entrances.









    This site took three visits all in all mainly due to the changeable weather and low light levels. I revisited it the next day and headed in from the field to the rear of the woods and headed towards the Bomb Store.
    Just inside the woods was evidence of circuit road and kerbs.





    Bomb Store











    Misc























    The base to a large building close to the Marsden shed.























    The Marsden Shed











    And finally..............

    PILLBOX: S0014408















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    Interesting shots there - I notice cast iron boiler sections in the mix.

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    Well worth the trips mate thanks

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    Some great finds there sennelager66 am loving them pillboxes. Like Rich has said, it was well worth the trip, cheers for this

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    Nice one, you had a god look round the place and noticed a lot more than I did, mind you I only went looking at the pillboxes.

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    The aircraft sillhouette in shot 4 [1955] is very interesting,great report lots to see,thanks.

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    hate to say it but this looks like one of the best places i have seen.
    It wouldn't be unsafe if you didn't put a digger through the roof!!!
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    Possibly the remains of a Norcon pillbox in part 2
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    Did you see this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptpies View Post
    Possibly the remains of a Norcon pillbox in part 2

    i thought that too but doesn't it seem a bit wide for a norcon? and it looks like two prefab half pipes rather than a single circular section, I've never seen a norcon up close but I thought they were smaller?
    (nearest I've got is at Abbotsbury but couldn't be bothered to walk up the hill to see what is effectively a half buried concrete pipe )

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