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    Default Spurn Point Defences Part 1 (very pic heavy)


    Hope this reports not too big
    Any help with info on some of the buildings is always welcome

    Working from North to South (some bits we missed but thats another trip) From the top seaward side the A/T blocks S0013154 have been moved and are now sea defences where the old road collapsed


    1 by codseeker, on Flickr


    2 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Next up is the first roadblock S0015752


    4 by codseeker, on Flickr


    5 by codseeker, on Flickr


    6 by codseeker, on Flickr


    7 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Then the pillbox and A/T blocks S0015751 (the only blocks still in situ)


    8 by codseeker, on Flickr


    11 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Next the Loopholed wall S0013165


    12 by codseeker, on Flickr


    13 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Just below this on the seaward side is a pillbox with a light emplacement on top poss WW1 origin


    14 by codseeker, on Flickr


    15 by codseeker, on Flickr


    17 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Next "Pillbox" S0013157 it does have a blast wall at least :)


    18 by codseeker, on Flickr


    19 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Theres no sign of the obs post S0015748 and the Pillbox S0013158 on the seaward beach has gone but the next roadblock S0013155 is here


    20 by codseeker, on Flickr


    21 by codseeker, on Flickr


    22 by codseeker, on Flickr

    On the Humber side just passed the roadblock is what looks like a defensive position again poss WW! origin


    23 by codseeker, on Flickr


    24 by codseeker, on Flickr




    25 by codseeker, on Flickr


    26 by codseeker, on Flickr


    28 by codseeker, on Flickr

    To the centre in the dunes "Pillbox" S0013156 again not a pillbox


    29 by codseeker, on Flickr


    30 by codseeker, on Flickr


    31 by codseeker, on Flickr


    32 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Just on a higher rise south of it was this ?


    34 by codseeker, on Flickr


    39 by codseeker, on Flickr


    38 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Moving south on the Humber side was another defensive position (seems theres 3 of these but we missed the other but theres always next time)


    40 by codseeker, on Flickr


    41 by codseeker, on Flickr


    42 by codseeker, on Flickr


    43 by codseeker, on Flickr


    44 by codseeker, on Flickr

    The 1st Coast Battery S0013167 was next with whats left of the 2 emplacements
    First one


    47 by codseeker, on Flickr


    50 by codseeker, on Flickr


    49 by codseeker, on Flickr


    48 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Second one somesones built a shed here but there was a handily placed hole in the side (not guilty)


    51 by codseeker, on Flickr


    52 by codseeker, on Flickr


    53 by codseeker, on Flickr


    55 by codseeker, on Flickr

    Past these near to the new coastguard tower was some sort of concrete tunnel maybe for cables ?


    56 by codseeker, on Flickr


    57 by codseeker, on Flickr

    thats it for part 1

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    Awesome finds mate, loving everything. looking forward to seeing the rest of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonney View Post
    Awesome finds mate, loving everything. looking forward to seeing the rest of it
    thx mate theres a lot more yet though :) Next trip up to get the missed bits and have a mooch round is the sunday of the next bank holiday if you can make it ?

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    Shouldn't be a problem mate will let you know. I want to see them search light buildings and the HAA Battery...well everything really lol

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    Excellent work and report. Enjoyed your tour very much. Cheers, Rich. :)

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    Interesting stuff to see, although our defence efforts look rather feeble in comparison to Hitlers Atlantic wall. Most of those emplacements on your shots are falling down with age, never mind taking a direct hit.
    Good old Dads army stuff to the last :)
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    Nice one, Looks like you have been well busy. Great set of photo's, thanks for sharing your quality finds.

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    Superb find - Would love to see the search light building if you manage to get some pics. What was PIC53 of? Do you have any externals of this building?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anpanman View Post
    Superb find - Would love to see the search light building if you manage to get some pics. What was PIC53 of? Do you have any externals of this building?
    53 is the gun pit of the 2nd emplacement thats been roofed over and used like a big shed and Ill be putting some up of the searchlights soon :)

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    Thanks for sharing, I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of it too.

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