SK1904 : Pillbox alongside the River Tame

taken 6 years ago, near to Hopwas, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Pillbox alongside the River Tame
Pillbox alongside the River Tame
One of a series of pillboxes along the west bank of the River Tame near Tamworth which were built as part of Command Line No.5 (Tamworth to Ashbourne) and Command Line No.6 (Tamworth to Stockport). This one is sited close to the site of the former Alders Paper Mill.
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.

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Keywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII
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Date Taken
Thursday, 5 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 19 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pillbox 
River (from Tags)
Tame 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1903 0437 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:38.2049N 1:43.2141W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1905 0435
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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