NU2422 : Base of concrete 'sandbag' pillbox, Embleton Bay

taken 4 years ago, near to Embleton, Northumberland, Great Britain

Base of concrete 'sandbag' pillbox, Embleton Bay
Base of concrete 'sandbag' pillbox, Embleton Bay
This pillbox is eroding from the sand below the dunes about 55m NNW of the lozenge-shaped Embleton pillbox (Dunstanstead Links) situated at NU 2525 2230 above the dunes on the edge of the golf course NU2522 : Embleton pill box

In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over Britain to prevent an expected 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 fewer 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
Friday, 12 February, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 14 February, 2016
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2463 2248 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:29.7297N 1:36.7028W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 24626 22493
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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