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    Quote Originally Posted by druid View Post
    The Defence of Britain Project data is, sadly, pretty poor. Poor recording, too much done from the desk, lots of transcription errors (being generous...quite a few are just figments of someones imagination!).
    Steve T's WWII Google Earth overlay is better with it's corrected positions and additions. It's far from perfect but is probably a good 'finding aid' for things that are known.

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    The original DoB Project has a duplicate pillbox to the west of the one that protects the lake (just in case the enemy were taking a bath). The old boathouse would have made a better defensive position (the ruins of it are still there).
    Spigot Mortar bases were issued in threes. If the pointless one Rich has photographed above is one of three and the one down Llanberis Road is the second of that three (conjecture , no record to say it was) ...then my guess is that the third will be (or have been) near the Pen Y Pass Hotel (and the surveys do say there was something around there). It's quite possible that those two aren't related...in which case there are four missing ;-)
    Agree totally Steves database is the best thing available and theres quite a few of us adding pics and corrections for him so it can only get better :) Wales locations seem a bit vague in some parts though :) but it all adds to the challenge.Spigots being one of the hardest to pin down lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCooper View Post
    Agree totally Steves database is the best thing available and theres quite a few of us adding pics and corrections for him so it can only get better :) Wales locations seem a bit vague in some parts though :) but it all adds to the challenge.Spigots being one of the hardest to pin down lol
    Probably not helped by the fact it's a lot easier to move/relocate a spigot mortar base than it is a pillbox. ;)

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    Good to see another Rich Cooper pillbox jobby around here, it's been ages! Good stuff! The Welsh do love a bit of slate don't they...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichCooper View Post
    Is that the edob database ? Some on that are duplicates and one is a drain
    Not sure who di dit for me, I think it's a KLM from Steves overlay or the DOB databaase, most likley the latter. I admit a lot are out as I have found errors in it but it usually has them in the right vasinity.
    I agree with what Druid said because there are a few dubious postions long the Thames and talking to the perosn who lived near where ne was suppostto be I don't think one was ever built. Others on the DOB say esitant but condition unknown, I'll say so because they never visited it.
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    Been far too long. Really missed getting my pillbox fix from your excellent posts. Welcome back Rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krela View Post
    Probably not helped by the fact it's a lot easier to move/relocate a spigot mortar base than it is a pillbox. ;)
    Totally true :) and harder to bury one

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    Nice stuff Rich,welcome back
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    Great to see you posting again Rich with a very nice helping of pill boxes and spigots.

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