TM2623 : The Beach, Walton on the Naze, Essex

taken 3 years ago, 3 km from Walton-on-The-Naze, Essex, Great Britain

The Beach, Walton on the Naze, Essex
The Beach, Walton on the Naze, Essex
As seen from the Tower. The pillboxes can be seen on the beach.
Pillboxes
"Pillboxes" were military bunkers built during World War II in 1940 and into 1941. They were built in strategic places near Rivers, Railways and road junctions, creating a network of defences across Great Britain. 28,000 pill boxes were built, and about a fifth still survive. The construction was typically in concrete, sometimes with bricks externally which was used as shuttering during the construction. They came in different shapes and sizes; most common in hexagonal and octagonal shapes.

The largest number of pill boxes are found in the South-East of England closest to the threat of German invaders.

Pillbox study group LinkExternal link

Defence of Britain Archive LinkExternal link


Keywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII
The Tower
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The Naze Tower is an historic 86ft landmark and unique visitor attraction situated on an attractive stretch of coastline at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. Over eight floors it houses an art gallery with three exhibitions a year, a museum on the Tower and Naze, tea rooms and a roof viewing platform with spectacular panoramic views. The 86 foot octagonal tower was constructed in 1720 as a navigational mark to aid shipping.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 28 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Beach 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 266 235 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:51.8896N 1:17.4227E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 265 235
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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