NU2522 : Pillbox and castle

taken 7 months ago, near to Embleton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Pillbox and castle
Pillbox and castle
One wartime defence that has survived erosion so far, unlike others nearby NU2423 : Remains of pillbox at north end of Embleton Bay, with the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance.

[Technical note - due to a mistaken camera setting this photo was only taken at 640x480 size, so no larger image is available]
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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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Saturday, 19 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2525 2231 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.6361N 1:36.1150W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2524 2232
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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