|201||Blog: Newhaven Defences (2)
I spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at Newhaven Fort; arriving just after opening time, I wanted to get up onto the gun area to take photos before too many fellow visitors had the same idea.
|11 May 2008|
|202||Blog: Demolition chambers
I find bank holiday weekends a double-edged sword; while I love the extra day off, it's annoying not being able to do normal things.
|9 May 2008|
|203||Blog: Bridges at Barcombe Mills
During Saturday's archive visit I came across mention of a new bridge being built at Barcombe Mills by the Canadians in 1941 to allow heavy tanks to cross the River Ouse.
|27 April 2008|
|204||Blog: National Archives visit
I'm back at Kew again today; it seems as though the memorial at Cuckmere Haven is controversial; I'll explain more in a later post.
|26 April 2008|
|205||Blog: Memorial at Cuckmere Haven
Every time I visit Cuckmere Haven, I learn something new.
|20 April 2008|
|206||Blog: Rye Harbour Defences
I spent an interesting day investigating some of the defences of Rye Harbour.
|11 April 2008|
|207||Blog: An interesting day filming
I spent today with a TV crew who were filming a new series; unfortunately I can't yet tell you what or where, other than it was at an anti-invasion site somewhere in southern England.
|18 March 2008|
|208||Blog: Pett Emergency Coast Defence Battery (2)
Back in October 2006, I described a visit to Pett Emergency Coast Defence Battery, a large part of which still remains comparitively intact, although derelict.
|22 February 2008|
|209||Blog: ESRO visit
On Tuesday I began documentary research at a more local level by paying a visit to the East Sussex County Record Office (ESRO) in Lewes.
|21 February 2008|
|210||Blog: Time Team at Shooters Hill
Tonight's Time Team episode investigated the anti-invasion defences of Shooters Hill in London which was on one of the capital's stop lines.
|10 February 2008|
|211||Blog: Martello Tower 61 Battery Observation Post (2)
I spent today back at Martello Tower 61 as the 'resident historian' during the estate agent's open day.
|9 February 2008|
|212||Blog: Martello Tower 61 Battery Observation Post
I spent this afternoon taking a look around Martello Tower No.61 at Pevensey Bay.
|26 January 2008|
|213||Blog: Getting some Zs
I've been playing with Google Sketchup again and recreated the Z1 anti-tank scaffolding that was erected along hundreds of miles of beach in 1940-41.
|19 January 2008|
|214||Blog: Piecing together the Bexhill defences (1)
I spent today being blown around by high winds at Bexhill.
|28 December 2007|
|215||Blog: Polegate Nodal Point
I spent the afternoon wandering around Polegate, looking for remains of the Nodal Point defences marked on a sketch map I found in The National Archives.
|16 December 2007|
|216||Blog: Fun with 3D Pillboxes
I've been playing with geometric drawings with Google Earth to produce 3D pillboxes.
|2 December 2007|
|217||Blog: The Defence of East Sussex
The one advantage of having been ill for several weeks is that when I've not been sleeping uncontrollably and have had the energy, I've made progress on my anti-invasion research.
|14 November 2007|
|218||Blog: Anti-Tank Ditches
I recently came across the following reference in an infantry brigade defence scheme:
|11 November 2007|
|219||Blog: We shall fight them with the beaches
Took a trip out to Bexhill today looking for the usual anti-invasion remains, plus the location of an unusual defence; the shingle projector.
|25 August 2007|
|220||Blog: Inspecting the drains
I found myself back over the border in Kent today, looking into drains. I spent the day at Dymchurch Redoubt on account of the research I've done on this fortification and its twin at Eastbourne.
|15 August 2007|
|221||Blog: Tombstone graveyard
I drove out to Cooden (Bexhill) today to have a look at some anti-tank cubes in Cooden Moat.
|22 April 2007|
|222||Blog: Battle nodal point
On 15 April, I drove out to Battle to see what, if anything, was left of the nodal point defences.
|22 April 2007|
|223||Blog: Art Deco dragon's tooth
Back on 8 April, I took a second visit out to Ninfield to do some follow-up on my previous discovery of over 90 cubes.
|22 April 2007|
|224||Blog: Ninfield nodal point
This afternoon I drove out to Ninfield, a town just north of Bexhill which was classified as a nodal point and fortress designed to resist invading forces for up to 7 days without outside assistance.
|2 April 2007|
|225||Blog: Two-storey pillbox (2)
I set out today to investigate the nodal points of Ninfield and Cripp's Corner. I only had limited success though, as I never got near Ninfield, but I did see some of the well-known enormous anti-tank cubes at Cripp's Corner.
|31 March 2007|
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