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Shatters 12-04-2009 02:04

The pillbox thread
Sick of waiting for n10694 to start this, so I thought I might

Barrow-in-Furness Docks to get you started

Hope you enjoyed and apologies if you've seen them before on DerP


Shatters 16-04-2009 11:43

Lowsy point Barrow-in Furness Jan 09
All F/W24 Type pillboxes nothing inside of note so external pics only

Pictured from North to South
Never seen a pillbox from this angle before !!


pacef8 06-05-2009 20:46

posted before but next to the ship canal hooton.

4737carlin 06-05-2009 21:57

Garston docks, Type 24 covering the river

Lydiate pillbox, 100yds from Billy's Bridge on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal

One of 3 Anti-tank cylinders next to Billy's Bridge on the Leeds to Liverpool Canal

Pillbox type FW3/24, recently uncovered when the new junction was built, Next to the A550 in Hawarden North Wales, Near RAF Sealand.

This is a big one, Type 28A anti-tank gun emplacement. During WW2 this was part of the Western Command Stop Line No 10 - Warrington to Formby via St. Helens.

Bromborough southern Pillbox, covering southern access to the A41, there are 3 here

Brimstage pillbox, Further to the west on the A5137 between Junct 4 of the M53 and Brimstage

Allerton pillbox Liverpool, I think this is an example of a Lozenge Pillbox

This type 22 is on the embankment next to Leasowe golf course on the Wirral

4737carlin 06-05-2009 22:13

Another one near Stockport, i forgot the location on it thou

Shatters 06-05-2009 22:17

This ones on Walney


Kitty 07-05-2009 19:34

Please be aware these are all taken with my old point and click camera, so the quality is downright terrible. Will get out when I can to redo them all soon, and photo others we've found.

3 from RAF Cranage (spot the pillbox ;))

Protecting the bridge crossing by North Road locks just outside of Congleton.

The next in line from this is the box overlooking Bosley Reservoir to protect from seaplane landings

And my favourite which is Hug Bridge Farm, looking down at the River Dane crossing on the Macclesfield to Leek road. Its tucked well into the crest of the hill and can only be seen from the road for a few seconds. And yes that is a chain harrow screwed up on its roof. Will post an explore of this box soon now I've located the photos.

There are another 3 I need to photograph in this sequence now I have located them all.

4737carlin 07-05-2009 19:57


Originally Posted by sallybear (Post 63565)
Well it's funny you go past something every day and dont even look properly!!!

yeah i no what you mean, this old advert i must have passed a million times, its just down the road from me, i seen it for the first time a few months back!!

Kitty 08-05-2009 18:52


Originally Posted by n10694 (Post 63656)
I recognise the 4th pic one, often pass it going to buxton.

You take the Dumbers road? Good. Well as you cross the traffic lights, theres a lane on the right? Go along it, you'll come out beside the reservoir and the pillbox is on the left. The Hug Bridge one is on the Leek road. As you pass out of Bosley you come to the crest of a hill and start to drop down to the bridge over the Dane. Look up left and the box is just visible on the hill top. The farmers don't mind if you ask for a look.

The 3 at Rudyard however, are mine to photo.

blitz 16-08-2009 15:40 Beech HIll ROF Wigan

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