|1||Blog: 10 years old!
It's 10th March 2016 and the Defence of East Sussex Project is ten years old!
|10 March 2016|
|2||Blog: Roadblock Recce (38) Michelham Priory
I spent the day at Michelham Priory near Hailsham and found some surviving evidence of a nearby roadblock.
|27 August 2013|
|3||Blog: Roadblock Recce (37) Rotherfield area
A visit to a few roadblock locations in the Rotherfield area looking for a handful of cylinders and buoys lead to my uncovering far more than I was expecting.
|19 August 2013|
|4||Blog: Roadblock Recce (36) Burwash area
A recent trip into the Sussex Weald covers a long expanse of roadblock locations at Burwash Common, Burwash, Etchingham and Robertsbridge.
|29 July 2013|
|5||Blog: Roadblock Recce (35) Bodiam
I can't believe that it's been 18 months since my last Roadblock Recce! A trip to Bodiam identifies the location of a roadblock and the Type 28A pillbox guarding it.
|27 July 2013|
|6||Blog: Roadblock Recce (34) - Winchelsea
Stone gatehouses, water-filled moats, dry ditches and burning oil - all Medieval methods of defending a town. In the case of Winchelsea, these were the chosen methods of defence in the 20th Century too.
|29 October 2011|
|7||Blog: Roadblock Recce (33) - Fairlight
A walk along a road in Fairlight revealed some unrecorded evidence at the site of a WW2 roadblock.
|24 August 2011|
|8||Blog: Five years on - and the best year so far!
"I may get out and about during the summer to visit the invasion coast." It's been five years since I wrote these words on 10 March 2006, unwittingly sparking the Defence of East Sussex Project; I still can't believe how I've got to where I am now.
|10 March 2011|
|9||Blog: Roadblock Recce (32) - revisits
Since starting the Roadblock Project in July 2008, further information has come to light and I've revisited a few sites, some by chance and some on purpose and have uncovered a few extant remains.
|4 October 2010|
|10||Blog: Roadblock Recce (31) - Rye
Although I covered many of the roadblocks in Rye two years ago, I had yet to visit a sequence of blocks along the Royal Military Road. The most interesting site still has a handful of pimples extant.
|22 September 2010|
|11||Blog: Catching up
I'm several months behind on reading emails and blogging partly due to technical problems, so if you've sent me an email and not had a response, please bear with me!
|26 November 2009|
|12||Blog: Roadblock recce (30) - Cuckmere bridges
A quick recce of a couple of bridges over the Cuckmere River revealed no surviving evidence of roadblocks.
|17 October 2009|
|13||Blog: Roadblock recce (29) - Norman's Bay
The Army was critical of the roads at Norman's Bay, but only one roadblock was listed here in late 1941. There was no surviving evidence of it, although I did find an odd array of pimples.
|21 August 2009|
|14||Blog: Roadblock recce (28) - Sharpsbridge
I've been meaning to visit roadblocks at Sharpsbridge and Buckham Hill on account of a type of large concrete block that has been recorded at both locations.
|19 August 2009|
|15||Blog: Roadblock recce (27) - the 'Maginot Line'
A Canadian war diary jokingly refers to the locality around Langney Bridge as the "Maginot Line" and looking at both British and German documents, we can see why.
|17 August 2009|
|16||Blog: Roadblock recce (26) - Stone Cross
Stone Cross was an important road junction and was therefore defended as a nodal point, with five roadblocks defining the perimeter.
|17 August 2009|
|17||Blog: Roadblock recce (25) - Buxted
I spent the day looking for roadblocks around Buxted; I found no remains of any, but did come across some pillboxes.
|10 August 2009|
|18||Blog: Roadblock recce (24) - St. Leonards
After a break from surveying roadblocks, I got back into the swing of things by driving out to St. Leonards to investigate some sites in the area.
|8 August 2009|
|19||Blog: Roadblock recce (23) - Offham
Offham had one roadblock and several barrel flame traps; having finished my walk across Mount Harry and up on Offham Hill I decided to have a look.
|22 March 2009|
|20||Blog: Roadblock recce (22) Exceat Bridge
Following my discovery of an observation post on Windover Hill, I moved down to Exceat Bridge to the site of a roadblock.
|15 March 2009|
|21||Blog: Roadblock recce (21) - Lewes
I visited a total of 14 roadblock sites in Lewes and the surrounding area today, finding only a batch of buoys that are already well-known.
|8 March 2009|
|22||Blog: Roadblock recce (20) - Battle
I spent the day inspecting Battle's roadblock sites and found a set of four rail sockets at a location not listed in the Roadblock report.
|28 February 2009|
|23||Blog: Roadblock recce (19) Bexhill
Bexhill had 30 widely dispersed roadblocks, which is why it's taken me three trips so far. Today's excursion polished off 8 of the outstanding 12 locations.
|16 February 2009|
|24||Blog: Roadblock recce (18) Boreham Street - Ninfield - Catsfield
My roadblock site visits have now hit the 150 mark following a trip to Boreham Street, Ninfield and Catsfield. I found a pair of pimples embedded in a wall as well as a slit trench.
|29 December 2008|
|25||Blog: Roadblock recce (17) John's Cross - Cripp's Corner
On my way into Kent today, I stopped off and did some roadblock work at John's Cross and Cripp's Corner.
|17 December 2008|
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