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

Sun 6th Dec: Stayed locally toady - revisited Sizewell and found more trench remains on the cliffs by Sizewell Hall. These could even be First War as trenches were certainly dug along the cliff tops during that war. All the houses along the cliff top (Sizewell House or Hall, Dower House and Ness or Tea House were used as HQ/troop billiting etc during both wars. Also noticed this building at Sizewell which is almost certainly a home guard store. A visit to Aldeburgh in the afternoon resulted in the discovery of a loop-holed wall near the allotments/pumping station. This area is a platoon locality mentioned in the 9th Lancs War Diary. The allotments have also made use of much 2nd War angle iron pickets and corrugated steel! In Aldeburgh also noticed more buildings associated with the emergency coastal battery behind the remains of No 1 Gun position - presumably the engine room/ammunition store. Not sure if these have been recorded as still remaining today.
Top image:Engine room/ammunition lockers, Aldeburgh emergency battery
Middle image: Loop-holed wall, Aldeburgh
Bottom image:Home Guard store, Sizewell

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