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    Default Mautby HAA Heavy Anti Aicraft Battery.


    This location was a nightmare to find as it is in a tiny Hamlet just outside Yarmouth, on a slight rise above the River Bure. Was built to defend Yarmouth from Seaborne Air Raids, although I am not sure what type of guns would have been stationed here. Only a few shots as the Command Centre is used by a local gun club and securely Padlocked... As I said an absolute pig to find as it was around 300 yards down a farm track and smack bang in the middle of a large clump of trees and there were the usual 5 foot high nettles right round the site. Ouch!..:)

    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Yeah -what's the deal with WW2 defenses vs. nettles, brambles and other "kill ya legs" plants!!!
    WW2 anti-tank blocks mixed with Viaducts usually are the worst places for me!

    With all that said, an interesting looking structure -any ideas what the raised circular area just outside the door is for?
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Yeah -what's the deal with WW2 defenses vs. nettles, brambles and other "kill ya legs" plants!!!
    WW2 anti-tank blocks mixed with Viaducts usually are the worst places for me!

    With all that said, an interesting looking structure -any ideas what the raised circular area just outside the door is for?
    Pillboxes never seem to be that bad L.B. Its always somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Pillboxes never seem to be that bad L.B. Its always somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
    Well, the ones round this way must be the exception! ;)
    Lb :jimlad:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightbuoy View Post
    Well, the ones round this way must be the exception! ;)
    A lot of them over here are by the Beach and theres no nettles at the beach thank god.:)
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Nice one, Shucky. Glad you found it after all. Looks to be in quite good condition, too. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Nice one, Shucky. Glad you found it after all. Looks to be in quite good condition, too. :)
    There was not much to see, but what there was, was owned by a local gun club. Any idea what sort of guns Foxy.? 3.7 Bofors maybe?
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Any idea what sort of guns Foxy.? 3.7 Bofors maybe?
    I don't really know much about the guns, Shuck...just a few basics, but couldn't tell you what might have been there. I'm sure someone else will though. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    I don't really know much about the guns, Shuck...just a few basics, but couldn't tell you what might have been there. I'm sure someone else will though. :)
    O.k cheers Foxy anyway.
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Nice find BS, looks a hard place to photograph with all the nature taking hold. I'd say the guns would more than likely have been 3.7". Here's a link for you if you haven't seen already;

    http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/S...x?uid=MNF29751

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