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Friday, 22 February 2013

Type 22's , Hollesley

I've posted photos of these two pillboxes in  the past but have never actually been able to get close up to them. On my recent visit to the restored 'Suffolk Square' I noticed the tide was exceptionally low and managed to jump a creek on to the island on which these two pillboxes are located on for the first time. Only just jumped back onto the mainland in time - another 30 mis and I may have been stranded for 12 hours!
They are both standard Type 22's.  Camouflage has been provided with turf on the roofs and a shingle rendered finish.
The embrasures have been blocked up, no doubt as a result from instructions by 15th Div in in 1941.
Good to have been able to visit them.

Above: First of the two pillboxes

Above: The second of the Type 22's

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