NZ2895 : Sand dunes in Druridge Bay

taken 3 years ago, near to Cresswell, Northumberland, Great Britain

Sand dunes in Druridge Bay
Sand dunes in Druridge Bay
The square of concrete is the top of an old cube, but one of a line of such blocks that stretched all the way down the dunes and beaches of Northumberland. Together with masses of rusting barbed wire and larger concrete machine gun bunkers (we called them pill boxes) they still lined the beach when I first visited in the 1950s. A dangerous place for kids and adults to play.

There's a largely untold story about the construction of all these defences, and the many airfields that sprang up along the east and south coasts.
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2838 9500 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:14.9025N 1:33.3083W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2847 9467
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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