Wednesday 31st October at 2pm at Loftus Library by Peter Appleton entitled ‘Letters from the Front’ – the loves, lives and losses from the trenches of WW1
The talk is free and tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
After the last two slightly unusual models, we’re back to something more conventional in build and design.
This is a lozenge design with three embrasures on the longest side.
Its the same as the one on Croft Road on the other side of town.
Its positioning is presumably to defend the crossing point over the railway.
This pillbox is only a short distance from the one on the opposite side of the bridge, but of a completely different construction.
It’s been made from concrete blocks and beams, with a couple of rows of bricks at the top.
The roof is now gone and the walls badly cracked, so i’m not sure it would have stood up to any heavy attack should it ever have been needed.
This Pillbox is one of a pair defending the Blackwell Bridge crossing of the River Skerne in Darlington
The structure is now deeply buried in the undergrowth and tricky to approach
The pillbox itself is not like any other i’ve ever seen, it seems to have been constructed from pre-fabricated sections
Several areas have ripples that look like they were cast against corrugated iron sheets
Everyone welcome – free entry – Tea and Coffee (but donations towards costs welcomed!)
This is the first in a short series of local interest talks for 2018 organised by Loftus Town Council with the active support of local experts, mostly held on the 4th Friday in the month
This sculpture of an airman stands by the side of the Northallerton Road at Dalton-on-Tees.
Per Ardua Ad Astra
In memory of and to honour those who served at Croft during World War II.
Dedicated by the members of 431 Iroquois and 434 Bluenose R.C.A.F Squadrons. 6 Group Bomber Command. 26 September 1987. The sculptor was Helen Granger Young
This Second World War Pillbox now rests on the beach, just to the north of Skinningrove
It was originally higher up the cliff, but has fallen here due to coastal erosion over the last 70 years.
It actually upside down as the doorway would have been at ground level.
Woollen medals knitted by the Great Ayton Knit and Knatter group are put on the soldier on the day each one was killed, also a minutes silence is held at the village war memorial on the exact centenary of their death.
The project will continue into 2018 by which time all 50 who were killed will have been remembered.
Not the Scotch Corner on the A66 but a hill near Sutton Bank, but either way after over 10 years of Hidden Teesside I have finally added a new category to the site called ‘Yes I know its not in Teesside’ to cover things that may be a short drive away.
This chapel was built by sculptor John Bunting as a memorial for those killed in the Second World War, he acquired the derelict farm buildings in 1956 and completed the rebuild in 1957.
It specifically commemorates three people all educated at Ampleforth College
The chapel will next be open to the public on: Saturday 15th April 2017; Sunday 9th July 2017; Saturday September 9th 2017 and there is a huge amount of information available at http://www.johnbunting.co.uk/memorial.html