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201 Blog: An interesting day filming
I spent today with a TV crew who were filming a new series; unfortunately I can't yet tell you what or where, other than it was at an anti-invasion site somewhere in southern England.
18 March 2008
202 Blog: Pett Emergency Coast Defence Battery (2)
Back in October 2006, I described a visit to Pett Emergency Coast Defence Battery, a large part of which still remains comparitively intact, although derelict.
22 February 2008
203 Blog: ESRO visit
On Tuesday I began documentary research at a more local level by paying a visit to the East Sussex County Record Office (ESRO) in Lewes.
21 February 2008
204 Blog: Time Team at Shooters Hill
Tonight's Time Team episode investigated the anti-invasion defences of Shooters Hill in London which was on one of the capital's stop lines.
10 February 2008
205 Blog: Martello Tower 61 Battery Observation Post (2)
I spent today back at Martello Tower 61 as the 'resident historian' during the estate agent's open day.
9 February 2008
206 Blog: Martello Tower 61 Battery Observation Post
I spent this afternoon taking a look around Martello Tower No.61 at Pevensey Bay.
26 January 2008
207 Blog: Getting some Zs
I've been playing with Google Sketchup again and recreated the Z1 anti-tank scaffolding that was erected along hundreds of miles of beach in 1940-41.
19 January 2008
208 Blog: Piecing together the Bexhill defences (1)
I spent today being blown around by high winds at Bexhill.
28 December 2007
209 Blog: Polegate Nodal Point
I spent the afternoon wandering around Polegate, looking for remains of the Nodal Point defences marked on a sketch map I found in The National Archives.
16 December 2007
210 Blog: Fun with 3D Pillboxes
I've been playing with geometric drawings with Google Earth to produce 3D pillboxes.
2 December 2007
211 Blog: The Defence of East Sussex
The one advantage of having been ill for several weeks is that when I've not been sleeping uncontrollably and have had the energy, I've made progress on my anti-invasion research.
14 November 2007
212 Blog: Anti-Tank Ditches
I recently came across the following reference in an infantry brigade defence scheme:
11 November 2007
213 Blog: We shall fight them with the beaches
Took a trip out to Bexhill today looking for the usual anti-invasion remains, plus the location of an unusual defence; the shingle projector.
25 August 2007
214 Blog: Inspecting the drains
I found myself back over the border in Kent today, looking into drains. I spent the day at Dymchurch Redoubt on account of the research I've done on this fortification and its twin at Eastbourne.
15 August 2007
215 Blog: Tombstone graveyard
I drove out to Cooden (Bexhill) today to have a look at some anti-tank cubes in Cooden Moat.
22 April 2007
216 Blog: Battle nodal point
On 15 April, I drove out to Battle to see what, if anything, was left of the nodal point defences.
22 April 2007
217 Blog: Art Deco dragon's tooth
Back on 8 April, I took a second visit out to Ninfield to do some follow-up on my previous discovery of over 90 cubes.
22 April 2007
218 Blog: Ninfield nodal point
This afternoon I drove out to Ninfield, a town just north of Bexhill which was classified as a nodal point and fortress designed to resist invading forces for up to 7 days without outside assistance.
2 April 2007
219 Blog: Two-storey pillbox (2)
I set out today to investigate the nodal points of Ninfield and Cripp's Corner. I only had limited success though, as I never got near Ninfield, but I did see some of the well-known enormous anti-tank cubes at Cripp's Corner.
31 March 2007
220 Blog: Two-storey pillbox
Having just acquired a car, I decided to get out and about and take in some anti-invasion defences that are harder to get to on bike.
25 March 2007
221 Blog: is live! is finally ready to go!
10 March 2007
222 Blog: Not long now; really is coming!
I've been working furiously to get my long-promised website in a state whereby it's fit for public consumption.
8 March 2007
223 Blog: Pillbox ballistics (2)
Continuing my examination of possible wartime damage to a Type 22 pillbox beside the Royal Military Canal at Ruckinge, I'm going to concentrate on the damage indicated by the area shaded in red below.
18 February 2007
224 Blog: Pillbox ballistics (1)
What was so interesting about this Type 22 pillbox (photo taken June 2006), that I had to go and visit it yesterday?
14 February 2007
225 Blog: Royal Military Canal (3)
I've just looked in the mirror and realised why people on the train were giving me funny looks; I have several splashes of dried mud on my face, in my hair and up the front of my fleece jacket.
13 February 2007

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