|226||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|
|227||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|
|228||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|
|229||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|
|230||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|
|231||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|
|232||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|
|233||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|
|234||Blog: www.pillbox.org.uk is live!
http://www.pillbox.org.uk is finally ready to go!
|10 March 2007|
|235||Blog: Not long now; pillbox.org.uk really is coming!
I've been working furiously to get my long-promised http://www.pillbox.org.uk website in a state whereby it's fit for public consumption.
|8 March 2007|
|236||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|
|237||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|
|238||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|
I came across two roadblock sites today on my way to Bexhill to try and get a problem with my new laptop (I'll post something about this at a later date) fixed.
|3 January 2007|
|240||Blog: New pillbox website on the way!
I've hinted in recent posts that I've been developing a new website related to pillboxes. I was hoping to have launched the full site by now, but recent events and pressures have delayed it slightly.
|1 January 2007|
|241||Blog: Pillbox weapons mountings
Today, I conducted a field experiment in a pillbox on the GHQ Line. I'll come back to this presently, as a bit of background is needed first.
|27 November 2006|
|242||Blog: National Archives visit
My third and final day of my visit, I arrived here an hour later than planned due to a last-minute decision to go chasing pillboxes. I've seen a total of 5 and a spigot mortar pedestal today, although my photos taken from the train are not clear.
|24 November 2006|
|243||Blog: In Remembrance
I'm writing this piece on Remembrance Day inspired by my research into anti-invasion defences being constructed by 45 Division in Sussex and Kent in 1940.
|11 November 2006|
|244||Blog: A cemetery, and coffin versus tombstone
Since my interest in anti-invasion defences came to the fore, I have developed the habit of checking the DoB before I go anywhere, in case there's defences to be seen.
|30 October 2006|
|245||Blog: Back at Pillbox Alley
The end of October and still the weather remains warm! Taking advantage of today's sunshine (it was jeans and t-shirt weather), I paid another visit to Barcombe Mills to build on my previous trip along part of the GHQ Line.
|29 October 2006|
|246||Blog: Beaches, fields, streets and hills
Having had a nasty virus over the weekend, something that has helped speed my recovery was the delivery of Beaches, fields, streets and hills: the anti-invasion landscapes of England, 1940 by William Foot. (CBA Research Report No.144, Council for British Archaeology 2006; ISBN 1 902771 53 2).
|23 October 2006|
|247||Blog: The GHQ Line
I couldn't believe the weather forecast for today; bright sunshine with temperatures of about 19-20°C - not bad for the middle of October!
|15 October 2006|
|248||Blog: Royal Military Canal (2)
On 27 September (yes, I am nearly 3 weeks behind with my blogging!), I resumed my bike ride along the Royal Military Canal from where I left off previously.
|14 October 2006|
|249||Blog: National Archives visit
I survived a monsoon to get to the archives today; so much rain fell inside about an hour, that the drainage system was overwhelmed.
|11 October 2006|
|250||Blog: Newhaven Defences
On 24 September, I cycled all the way out to Newhaven to look at the defences there; Newhaven was a strategically important port during the war, and still operates today.
|9 October 2006|
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