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    My second installment of WWII defences from Norfolk. Three pillboxes from RSPB Titchwell on the Norfolk coast.

    The area between Hunstanton and the Burnham's have a long history as bombing/target ranges that dates back from the First War to post World War II.

    This the first of three structures I found. It looks like a variant of a type 23 pillbox. It is adjacent to the path leading to the big hide on the right as you walk towards the beach. Apparently it was connected with the Moving Target Range (MTR)/bombing range.

    img7505 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7504 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Further along to the beach we come to this submerged pillbox, may be a type 28/28A that has been adapted? Perhaps it was a shelter for winch gear that would have pulled the moving targets on the range.

    img7510 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    Remains of a shelter connected with Titchwell Target Range on the beach itself:

    img7516 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img7515 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Sadly I didn't manage to get to the remains of two Covenanter tanks on the beach apparently used for target practice nor the quadrant bombing tower.
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    They look more like they have sunk in the mud, there is a lot of weight there and the footings would not have been that good
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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    They look more like they have sunk in the mud, there is a lot of weight there and the footings would not have been that good
    Think you're not wrong there Night Crawler...

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    I suppose they will disappear in 50 years?

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    Fantastic report HughieD, I always enjoy reading your posts :)

    I recently had a few days in the Great Yarmouth area. I saw a few pillboxes and a Spigot Mortar. This one was outside the caravan I was staying in:




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