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Decoy, Pillbox and stuff, Grantham, April 2015

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HughieD

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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:

16461919053_505ab82370_b.jpgimg8311 by HughieDW, on Flickr

17056406526_9f24605fa1_b.jpgimg8312 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16894554210_2f21b52ab0_b.jpgimg8334 by HughieDW, on Flickr

17082400355_46c6672f1c_b.jpgimg8332 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16459824764_1f007d793f_b.jpgimg8321 by HughieDW, on Flickr

A tree stands guard…

16896139839_f501ee56bf_b.jpgimg8313 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Extra ventilation!

17080834122_d2cd70e6db_b.jpgimg8316 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And some internals:

16896088999_eb2c8ab885_b.jpgimg8319 by HughieDW, on Flickr

17081541851_1c0fbf576b_b.jpgimg8327 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16894694610_cce3d99f14_b.jpgimg8331 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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

17081731411_3c94380b25_b.jpgimg8402 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16894918550_7f4e2fab39_b.jpgimg8409 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16460030394_3eea68a3fe_b.jpgimg8416 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16460049804_147cb55e24_b.jpgimg8413 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:

16461885663_33ceaa1da3_b.jpgimg8454 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Stanton shelter at Saltby:

17081066022_ba42612298_b.jpgimg8451 by HughieDW, on Flickr

16875036007_7c13f89985_b.jpgimg8452 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And another…

17081812851_af56f8f24e_b.jpgimg8455 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!
 

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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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