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Report - Wollaton Pillbox, Nottingham, July 2016

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by crusader, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. crusader

    crusader 28DL New Member
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    Evening all. Since I spotted this place when on the way home from work a few months ago, I decided it was time to get out exploring again. There's not much to see here, but it's a more interesting way to spend my evening taking photos than sat in front of the TV.

    History:
    This casemate is of type FW3/22. During World War II, these bunkers were used for the defense of the United Kingdom against a possible enemy invasion. They were built in 1940 and into 1941.

    Source: http://en.tracesofwar.com/article/22896/Pillbox-FW3-22-Wollaton.htm

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    I'm guessing this concrete pillar is to support the roof?

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    Nice view of the countryside:

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    Couldn't resist a quick panorama from the roof:

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    Cheers guys :)
     

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  2. Special Brew

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    I take it this pillbox extends underground with miles of tunnels; and that you're holding back the pictures of for its own protection... merely disguising such a great find as a common pillbox?
     
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