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, 4 January 2010

Mon 4th Jan

Last day off- back to work tomorrow. Took a walk to Dunwich NT to get some photos of the Minsmere Coastal Battery - see website for new section on Coastal Artillery. Other remains at Dunwich Heath include some anti-landing trenches and some shooting butts (bottom photo), presumably war time. This whole area, along with Westleton Walks was a training area and firing range, but seems to have been 'cleaned' up after the war as to date I have found no earthworks except for a few pits near the anti-tank ditch (Docwra's Ditch end). Walking back through Westleton Walks, came accross these - 2" smoke mortar round (quite a few found so far) and this small collection of wire pickets and angle iron, no doubt 'found' by tractor operators during rotational heather cutting/mowing!

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