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    A cunningly disguised pillbox in Blackpool.

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    EL6

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    A cunningly disguised pillbox in Blackpool.

    Post  EL6 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:20 am

    Cunning or what? Allegedly, the railway Home Guard would've manned it. It's built into the brickwork of the railway bridge, and I had drivn under it for years until I finally got out and stopped and looked properly. I was looking for a "standard" octagonal Type 22 pillbox. This was much more cunning.
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    Re: A cunningly disguised pillbox in Blackpool.

    Post  EL6 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:29 am

    The second photograph shows the north facing side of the bridge, and therre is t'pillbox. Good eh?

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    Re: A cunningly disguised pillbox in Blackpool.

    Post  arnhemsteve on Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:43 am

    good set of pictures you,ve got there russell love that pillbox, amazing what turns up??
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    Re: A cunningly disguised pillbox in Blackpool.

    Post  Admin on Mon Jan 07, 2013 6:28 am

    excellent! youd be a bit buggered against a tank blowing the bottom out but excellent camo


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    EL6

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    Re: A cunningly disguised pillbox in Blackpool.

    Post  EL6 on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:11 am

    Indeed there is; Mick from the Haworth lot has just found another pillbox in Leeds that he didn't know about and he's driven past it loads of times! There's probably a Spigot Mortar post or pillbox somewhere near you that you don't know about.

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