Stop! The Military Heritage of the Trent Valley

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The pillboxes of Stop Line No. 5

24th June 2023 by Mark Knight

Figure 1.  Type 24 pillbox on the River Tame.  Photo credit: Jenny France 2023 In June 1940 the British Expeditionary Force evacuated from Dunkirk and the threat of a German invasion of Britain seemed imminent.  To counter this threat, the War Office devised a series of Stop Lines, ‘hardened field defences’ that were intended to […]

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Bat Success!

18th February 2023 by Mark Knight

As many of you will know, the TTTV team has been repurposing WWII pillboxes for wildlife across the project area; in particular, we have been converting a number of them for bat hibernacula (where bats can hibernate through the winter), or for swallow or other wild bird nesting sites.  With help from our team and […]

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