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Thread: Decoy, Pillbox and stuff, Grantham, April 2015

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    Default Decoy, Pillbox and stuff, Grantham, April 2015


    Nothing much on the history side here that I could find. This decoy bunker is due east of Grantham. Would never have found it without the help of RichCooper (cheers mate!). Rich covered it last March (2014) and given the dull day I went cannot add anything photographically either! That aside the pristine condition of the bunker compelled me to visit. The fact that it is well hidden explains why it is in such good nick and free from the usual graffiti and vandalism. Rich thinks it could have been a decoy site for RAF Spittlegate or RAF Folkingham as it is pretty much in the middle of the two. I’ve also included a few pictures of a nearby pillbox and a few images from Saltby Aerodrome to make it a worthwhile sized report.

    Decoy bunker externals:



    img8311 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8312 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8334 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8332 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8321 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    A tree stands guard…

    img8313 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Extra ventilation!

    img8316 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And some internals:

    img8319 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8327 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8331 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nearby Type 24 pillbox with brick shuttering at Spittlegate, in a field just north of the Bomb Stores:

    img8402 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8409 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8416 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8413 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The bomb store is now fenced off and razor-wired up along with "Asbestos contamination" signs so that's a no-go.

    Water tower at RAF Saltby:

    img8454 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Stanton shelter at Saltby:

    img8451 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img8452 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And another…

    img8455 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Have previously done a report on Saltby but was passing through and the weather was nice so took a few more shots.

    Thanks for looking!

  2. Thanks given by: Dhavilland, flyboys90, krela, Mearing, Mikeymutt, oldscrote, RichCooper, SlimJim, smiler, The Wombat
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    The roof looks a bit timeworn, I enjoyed looking,Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    The roof looks a bit timeworn, I enjoyed looking,Thanks
    Cheers mate. Guess it's 75 years or so on now...

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    Its not changed much :) nice update though

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    Great selection of concrete.

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    Great shots mate... I must live right by the place... And I have no idea where it is lol

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    That Starfish Bunker is in really nice nick! Definitely the best one I've seen, nice to see an intact mid section!
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    That's not brick shuttering, that's just brick! I wouldn't want to be in that one, it would stand up to about 30 seconds light machine gun fire then you'd be dead. You would be better off in a trench beside it than inside it. The non thick walled type pillboxes are awful.

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