Welcome to this blog which is intended to accompany a website on how Suffolk was defended during the Second War. The blog will describe my trips out and about looking for the remains of the Second War defences while the Website will concentrate on putting these into context.

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Thursday, 22 October 2009

Can't keep away from Westleton




Thr 22 Oct - decided to do a walk around Westleton Common to look for any sign of defence works; the war diary for the 10 Cameronians mentions a garrison at Westleton and of the village being a defended locality. On one of the lanes leading upto Westleton (I think its called Clay Lane) came across a system of crawl trenches and weapons pits and on Westleton Common itself a few earthworks, so will need to go back and map at some date. I am sure the crawl trenches and weapons pit are genuine defence works as opposed to training, which I think some at nearby Westleton walks maybe. However best find of the day was at the site of the old windmill, as can be seen on these photos!

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