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    Well to start off with, a massive thanks has to go out to jonney for this site, he found it located it and was kind enough to let me know about it.

    Today i had a day off and decided to jump in my car and go to the pill box which is a two minute drive (just up the road) i had a walk down a dirt track over a rail bridge and there she was in front of me, to be honest i felt she was in good nick. Ie not too much cosmetic damage there is a few names scribbled on the walls and callum and skanky have used it as a drinking establishment but what do you really expect in todays society.

    I have lost my camera so the pictures have been taken on my samsung tocco phone so don't be expecting amazing pictures as for one im no photographer and secondly i can think of better things to spend a grand on.

    any ways i hope you enjoy and thanks for looking.
















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    No problem mate glad to be of service. Not bad photo's considering its a camera phone I've got to say. Fine example of a lozenge pillbox, I'm just pleased someone got to photograph it.

    P.S. I see my instructions worked then

    Cheers Jon

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    mate you have been a true trooper to me and i really appreciate it. your instructions were brilliant i had to sit and think but the problem was resolved. cheers mate much appreciated.
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    Some good pics there for a camera phone scotty thanks for taking them, you don't see to many pics of the lozenges.
    It was me I ate all the pies.

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    Is that the one near Blands Corner Scotty? Or one of the ones down by The Tees?

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    It's up aycliffe end of darlo Deadman and welcome to the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptpies View Post
    Some good pics there for a camera phone scotty thanks for taking them, you don't see to many pics of the lozenges.
    Got another lozenge to photograph when I get time mate had a look from the road the other day and it looks in good condition as well (p.s. both this one Scotty photographed and the other one are already on the DoB)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonney View Post
    It's up aycliffe end of darlo Deadman and welcome to the forum
    Thanks Jonney.

    Never saw/visited that particular one but used to love venturing inside them as a kid (30-odd years ago).

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    If you've got google earth, download the Defense of Britain overlay by clicking the link at the bottom of cptpies post it shows a lot of whats left round the country and there's a few still left round darlo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonney View Post
    If you've got google earth, download the Defense of Britain overlay by clicking the link at the bottom of cptpies post it shows a lot of whats left round the country and there's a few still left round darlo
    I've seen a lot of miltary stuff over the years having just completed 22 years in the RAF. I have to say stuff like this fascinates me all the more nowadays. Whenever I'm on a RAF camp I'm always checking stuff out.

    Don't live in Darlo anymore though, I'm in Oxfordshire.

    Cheers for the tip.

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