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Report - Sniggery farm pillbox's, Hightown, March 19



Shaun

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#1
Two ww2 pillbox's not much history, except it was North west coastal Defences.
Do any of you know what the big poles where for?
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Airfix

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#2
They were for mounting light machine guns which could be used for anti aircraft purposes for example Lewis machine gun. This type of pillbox is called a Type: 23 design.
 

Shaun

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#3
They were for mounting light machine guns which could be used for anti aircraft purposes for example Lewis machine gun. This type of pillbox is called a Type: 23 design.
Thought so, you seem to know alot about them, thanks!
 

Сталкер

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#5
id say they were for spotlights to light the sky up during a raid.. most of the AA guns were wheeled bofors with trucks to pull
 

tigger

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#6
id say they were for spotlights to light the sky up during a raid.. most of the AA guns were wheeled bofors with trucks to pull
No, Airfix has it right. FW3/23 pillboxes with a light machine gun mount.

There are several more and a mint HAA battery fairly close to there (though all within Altcar Camp so not as easy to access). Another remnant in the area is the remains of the Formby Starfish decoy control shelter. A bit further inland some unusual pillboxes and some very nice examples of defended buildings which form part of Western Command Stopline 14