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    Well it was a bit of a hit and miss kind of day today following DoB placemarks (Cptpies I will send you the corrections soon) but I still found a couple of goodies. I'll start off with lozenge pillbox that has two placemarks on the DoB a few miles apart but both are actually in the wrong place and there is nothing else within a couple of hundred yards from each of them. I had seen photos of this pillbox but the coordinates for it were given wrong as well. It took some finding...Sadly this one is sealed and is located near Shillbottle in Northumberland







    doorway



    Next up is a very clean but flooded lozenge S0013361 at Brainshaugh in Northumberland













    pillbox number 483



    through the doorway, note the water





    internals through the embrasures





    I'll post the rest up shortly

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    moving swiftly on I headed up to Alnmouth and pillbox S0007250, there are two placemarks for this pillbox but the user submitted one is the correct location as there is nothing at the other location because I double checked to make sure there wasn't another pillbox there. This was a very nice type 22 pillbox on the golf course

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    this is pillbox number 535



    internals







    looks like the shelves were made from paving slabs



    wooden door frame





    Then it was on to the other side of the golf course and the remains of an anti tank gun emplacement sadly time and tide have taken it's toll on this one and not much survives. Judging by what remains I would say this would probably have been a type 28









    it started up on top of the cliff





    And lastly from me is this little beauty on the seaward side of Alnmouth golf course it is the first time I have seen a pillbox like it. It is a variant on a lozenge type with half being lozenge shaped and the other half being square like a type 26 and it has some nice internal features as well.

    The squared off side



    The lozenge side



    the rest









    Pillbox number 541



    internals

    twin tables



    this embrasure has been modified at some point



    gun mount which would do away with the need for the table



    other part of it which was lying on the table on the other side of the pillbox













    embrasure former pieces





    they had fallen or were removed from here



    Well that's all from me hope you enjoyed this little trip out

    Thanks for looking

    Jon
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    Yet again you provide the perfect accompaniment to Sunday mornings bacon and eggs ,thanks Jonney
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    what a start to a sunday , concrety goodness

    fantastic work there jonnney , must get out and get back into pillboxhunting havent done any since last year

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    some fine porn there for a sunday morning mate thanks for the post
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    Some great stuff there Jon.Wonder what that mount was for

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    Dam fine worth there Jonney me boy what more could I hope to see after a pillbox walk but more pillboxes. I'll post mine later

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    Why cant I open these??

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    Because they exceed the bandwidth on Photobucket

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    am working on it right now

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    Right folks I have fixed the photo issues so hopefully no more problems

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    Thanks for fixing it thought I,d buggered things up as I usually do!!
    Great shots and it looks like they are pretty clean too,thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboys90 View Post
    Thanks for fixing it thought I,d buggered things up as I usually do!!
    Great shots and it looks like they are pretty clean too,thanks for sharing.
    no mate just photobucket playing silly buggers or me being greedy lol. The location of them has a lot to do with how clean they are, 2 are on a golf course, 1 on a farm and the other in the middle of nowhere

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    Thanks for posting - that last variant lozenge is great!!

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    Isn't Shilbottle the place with the amusingly-altered roadsigns?!
    Great pics, Jonney!

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