TV5297 : Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven

taken 7 years ago, near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven
Pillbox, Cuckmere Haven
Pillboxes
In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over the British Isles to prevent an anticipated German invasion. The most common of these defences were called “pillboxes”, squat concrete forts that were sited at road junctions, canals and other strategic points.
With the passage of time it is estimated that less than 6,000 of a total of 28,000 pillboxes built still survive. They remain as permanent monuments and a silent tribute to the courage and tenacity of the British people during the dark days of 1940 when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany.
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Cuckmere Haven :: TV5197
Cuckmere Haven (or the Cuckmere Estuary) is an area of flood plains where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.

Cuckmere Haven featured heavily in World War II. Pill boxes, anti-tank obstacles, ditches can still be seen. The site was used to confuse bombers into thinking they were over Newhaven, by placing night-lights and setting up a fake runway nearby. During the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries the beach was used by smugglers.

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Seven Sisters Country Park :: TV5199
Situated in the South Downs National Park, the Seven Sisters Country Park comprises 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, birdwatching, cycling and canoeing. The Country Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters (LinkExternal link ) that form part of the chalk cliffs on the Sussex Heritage Coast, one of Britain's finest unspoilt coastlines. The park also contains the lower part of the River Cuckmere (LinkExternal link ) and Cuckmere Haven (LinkExternal link ). Website LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 April, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 June, 2010
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Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 521 976 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.5162N 0:9.3235E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 521 976
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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