Kirkleatham Hall Wall converted into WW2 Gun Nest

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Kirkleatham was surrounded by defensive positions during the second world war, this ornamental tower from the now demolished Kirkleatham Hall was converted into a gun emplacement as part of the ring of nine pillboxes, four roadblocks, three anti-craft guns, minefields and three miles of anti-tank ditches.

Kirkleatham 18th Century Wall converted into WW2 Gun Nest 4
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Kirkleatham 18th Century Wall converted into WW2 Gun Nest
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  1. My father was a sergeant armourer during WW2 and was stationed at Kirkleatham. He was initially in the South Staffs Regiment and then REME.

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