ST0166 : Anti-tank defensive concrete blocks

taken 8 years ago, near to Gileston, The Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg, Great Britain

Anti-tank defensive concrete blocks
Anti-tank defensive concrete blocks
Mass concrete cubes about 1.4 metre high in their original location on Limpert Bay Beach, West Aberthaw to defend against possible invasion in WW II. Note the "sharp" edges of the cubes face the sea and there is a gap of about 1 metre between adjacent blocks. Since the war, some of the blocks along the defensive line have been moved to provide a contiguous line (as a protection against beach shingle encroaching on farm land) near to the Aberthaw power station (which can be seen in the background to this photograph). See Link for an image of the contiguous blocks.
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Date Taken
Monday, 10 December, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0135 6638 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:23.2716N 3:25.1466W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 0125 6633
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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