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    Default 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    Ok, only slightly boaty, I came across a a site providing four free guides to the 2nd World War archaeology of Suffolk. If you are interested then here's the link:

    https://heritage.suffolk.gov.uk/seco...uPeb8-kA_0RHPk

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    That looks very interesting. I'll make time later to have a proper go at it.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    If you haven't already discovered it, there's also a map based 'heritage explorer' (all eras, not restricted to WW2) with archaeological finds, designations such as listed buildings, etc. The same thing is available for Norfolk.

    https://heritage.suffolk.gov.uk/map?...3599&lon=80770

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    Quote Originally Posted by RivalRedwing View Post
    Ok, only slightly boaty, I came across a a site providing four free guides to the 2nd World War archaeology of Suffolk. If you are interested then here's the link:

    https://heritage.suffolk.gov.uk/seco...uPeb8-kA_0RHPk

    Great find , and many thanks for sharing,

    Cheers,
    "Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes" Oscar W.

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    Thanks for sharing
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    Thanks. I had found some of these remains, but reading a proper historical account places everything in context.

    The best maintained bit must surely be the bit that we all know - the Gunshed at Levington, home to EYE Ltd. But I had not appreciated that the shed was on rails whilst the 12” naval gun that it protected was firmly bolted into place. It makes more sense now!

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    Thanks. This may also be of interest: http://www.geograph.org.uk/article/P...in-East-Anglia

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    Default Re: 2nd World War Archaeology of Suffolk

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    Thanks. I had found some of these remains, but reading a proper historical account places everything in context.

    The best maintained bit must surely be the bit that we all know - the Gunshed at Levington, home to EYE Ltd. But I had not appreciated that the shed was on rails whilst the 12” naval gun that it protected was firmly bolted into place. It makes more sense now!
    I found that quite bizarre..... I thought the gun travelled on a circular section of track, thus allowing a 360 degree arc of fire, we learn something new every day !
    "Work is the curse of the Drinking Classes" Oscar W.

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