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176 Blog: Roadblock recce (16) - Alfriston
I visited six roadblock sites around Alfriston today, finding 130 buoys, approx. 15 pimples and the only bent RSJ that I know to still be in situ.
2 November 2008
177 Blog: Pillbox site redesign
Over the past couple of weeks I've been redesigning the Defence of East Sussex Project homepage and the site in general.
1 November 2008
178 Blog: National Archives visit
I've been doing a bit of everything this week - hence the recent deluge of blogging. I'm on a quick visit to Kew to tie up a few loose ends and fill some gaps, with some success.
31 October 2008
179 Blog: Roadblock recce (16) - Mayfield and Horam
I managed to get out to see a total of 20+ roadblock sites today, mostly in the Mayfield area. I recorded a total of 17 buoys, although only two were at a site listed in the 1941 Roadblock Report.
29 October 2008
180 Blog: Petroleum warfare at Kingston and Southease
Further to my visit to Kingston, I was also there to investigate flame fougasses. There were 5 of these booby traps at Kingston and 6 at Southease.
28 October 2008
181 Blog: Roadblock recce (15) - Kingston near Lewes
I went out in search of six roadblock locations at Kingston near Lewes today and ended up making an interesting discovery a couple of miles up the road at Iford.
28 October 2008
182 Blog: Roadblock recce (14) - Isfield
I briefly went AWOL from a family outing to Isfield in order to visit 3 roadblock locations; I also chanced upon a possible loopholed wall.
26 October 2008
183 Blog: Downsforce: Firle Beacon
I went for a walk up to Firle Beacon to investigate positions occupied by Downsforce. A few hours spent in a howling gale revealed seven slit trenches I had missed on previous visits.
25 October 2008
184 Blog: Mount Caburn (2)
I went back to record the various WW2 earthwork defences on Mount Caburn today and to compare my research with the published data on the area.
18 October 2008
185 Blog: Roadblock recce (13) - Eridge Station
Having been at Eridge for work purposes the last three Friday afternoons, instead of heading off home at the end of today's proceedings I looked for a couple of roadblocks.
17 October 2008
186 Blog: Mount Caburn
I've paid a couple of visits to Mount Caburn this year to investigate the wartime slit trenches that were dug on the ramparts of this iron age hillfort.
12 October 2008
187 Blog: Downsforce Project
In the past few months I've been cultivating an interest in Downsforce, which was a conglomerate of units tasked with tackling German forces on the high ground between the River Ouse and the Cuckmere River.
11 October 2008
188 Blog: Roadblock recce (12) - Barcombe Mills
On 3 September I went to Barcombe Mills in search of 2 roadblocks. My previous visit had found nothing by the bridge, but the second was new to me as well as a nearby barrel flame trap.
11 October 2008
189 Blog: Roadblock recce (11) - Southease
On 2nd September I drove out to Southease (between Newhaven and Lewes) to take a look at seven roadblock locations.
6 October 2008
190 Blog: Ashdown Forest
Ashdown Forest was a very busy place during WW2, being used as a training area as well as being the location of the famous Aspidistra transmitter.
5 October 2008
191 Blog: Roadblock recce (10) - Frant
A family outing on 25th August to High Rocks near Tunbridge Wells ended in an impromptu Roadblock Recce at Frant.
4 October 2008
192 Blog: Roadblock recce (9) - Glynde
I went out to Glynde on 15th August to investigate a series of 11 buoys at the roadside shown in the photo below; the arrow indicates the position of the 11th.
4 October 2008
193 Blog: Roadblock recce (8) - East Dean and Friston
On 12th August, I returned to East Dean and Friston, two localities that constituted a single nodal point.
4 October 2008
194 Blog: National Archives visits
I've undertaken four visits to Kew in the past two months. I usually compile a brief post during each visit but the habit has died out since TNA killed off the cyber cafe in which I used to type away whilst having lunch.
4 October 2008
195 Blog: Roadblock recce (7) - Bexhill
I went back out to Bexhill again last Thursday - I've been a bit run down of late, so progress in fieldwork and blogging has been delayed.
12 August 2008
196 Blog: Roadblock recce (6) - Bexhill
I went out today to investigate a few more roadblock locations with a list of 42 sites at Ninfield, Lunsford's Cross and Bexhill.
7 August 2008
197 Blog: Roadblock recce (5) - Uckfield
I spent some time investigating sites in Uckfield today; I managed 10 out of the 12 listed, with the outstanding two requiring a bit more map work before I can locate them. There are no remains of any of the blocks I visited.
28 July 2008
198 Blog: Roadblock recce (4) - Hailsham
I spent this afternoon cycling around Hailsham and its 12 roadblock sites, including one on the A22 that had been listed as being at Polegate.
25 July 2008
199 Blog: Roadblock recce (3) - Rye/Camber
Today saw me drive out to Rye; I set out with grand ideas of covering about 20 roadblocks in Winchelsea, Rye and Camber.
24 July 2008
200 Blog: Roadblock recce (2) - Polegate
I drove out to Polegate today; I had previously establishedthat there were no roadblock remnants, but the report records 4 blocks that were not on the sketch plan I already have.
23 July 2008

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