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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Monday, 7 December 2009

Mon 7th: Visited Darsham CH radar station today. Today its largely scrubbed over but much still remains, including at least five of the eight pillboxes guarding it.  The pillbox design is unique to this site and is basically an L shape brick shuttered bullet proof pillbox. Perhaps its most unusual feature is the the variable loophole arrangement.  On top of the pillboxes can be seen the remains of presumably protection for a LAA gun. In addition, other buildings still survive such as the two guard houses at the entrances. Also at least one of the huge concrete blocks that would have supported the mast still exists.


  1. Hi,
    Interesting to read about Darsham. Peacock Fm at Darsham used to belong to a relative of my wife. When she visited as a child she was shown water tanks at the farm containing electrical equipment associated with the radar station. They were also using the wood from the towers as firewood. My email is mikelomas@frambroadband.com.

    1. Dear Mike,
      A long shot.
      My uncle Bobby (Simons) used to own and farm at Peacock Farm in the late 60's.
      There was a large underground complex which was fenced off.
      Would be good to hear from Mike.