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Thread: Two Storey Pillbox, East Sussex - January 2015

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    Default Two Storey Pillbox, East Sussex - January 2015


    I've been meaning to check this one out when visiting relatives on a number of occasions now and finally got round to it! It's a real beaut' I'll think you'll agree! It was basically purposely built in the area to give a better vantage point for defending an anti-tank ditch. It's a good job I was wearing my wellies, otherwise it would have been a pain jumping the stream with a load of camera gear on me! I didn't bother getting a shot of the front because there was a lot of vegetation obscuring it, so much so that you couldn't really see the front loopholes. Also not pictured is the bottom level, which was merely a midge filled cavity, not a lot going on but I suppose that it would have been an ammunition store.

    At the rear.
    DSC03475 by SlimJim UE, on Flickr

    Looking up the ladder.
    DSC03481 by SlimJim UE, on Flickr

    Looking down the ladder.
    DSC03476 by SlimJim UE, on Flickr

    Concrete shelves for Bren gun tripods to sit! :D Ooo!
    DSC03492 by SlimJim UE, on Flickr

    Some other loopholes at the top.
    DSC03487 by SlimJim UE, on Flickr



    Thanks for looking,

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    Nice, it looks to be in good condition.

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    I love these places.... good stuff :)

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    That is very nice. Surprised there is no graffiti in there tbh

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    Nice to see something different.
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    Unusual pill box.wonder what those concrete rings are for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woobar View Post
    Unusual pill box.wonder what those concrete rings are for
    Shelves for the feet of a tripod for a Bren light machine gun. Like this:
    http://www.pillbox.org.uk/images/armoury/tripod2.jpg
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    Nice to see it aint been spoiled.thanks for sharing.

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    Something a bit different! Beautifully lit sir! :)
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