SU2598 : Pillbox by the River Thames

taken 15 years ago, near to Eaton Hastings, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Pillbox by the River Thames
Pillbox by the River Thames
A left-over from World War II. Part of a network of defences hastily built in 1940 to try to stop an anticipated invasion by the German Army. The Pillboxes were concrete forts that were placed at strategic points. According to the pillboxes website LinkExternal link around 28,000 pillboxes were built but less than 6,000 are thought to still exist. There are still quite a few along the upper reaches of the River Thames, and they are also to be found alongside some canals. This example is unfortunately deteriorating quite badly, and probably won't be around by the end of the century. They are not very pretty but they are an important part of our history.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 November, 2002   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 4 February, 2010
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 257 984 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.0481N 1:37.7536W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 257 984
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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