Found in the woods

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I know there was a thread on here about these things but due to Monday morning mongness I'm dammed if I can find it.

Anyway, was out and about this weekend and found the following.

The thing I found odd is that this isn't near to any houses or anything just a small farmers road through the woods.

Just seems an odd place to put the thing, or were the things just dumped any old place?
 

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Fang_Farrier

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#2
Depends what's up the end of the farmer's lane, if a water reserviour, reserve airstrip, secret bunker?
 
#3
any old quarry nearby? could be a blasting powder/power gel kote.
 
#4
I saw the other thread but I'm buggered if I know where.

The prescence of a portable bunker, sighted apparently without reason, with inadequate firing ports and with no field of fire would seem to suggest that the RAF had something to do with it.
 
#5
Depends what's up the end of the farmer's lane, if a water reserviour, reserve airstrip, secret bunker?
Water reserviour is very possible as there something like that quite near.
So this would be what? A guard post?
 
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Mark The Convict

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#6
The visible embrasure could only really be used for observation, you'd struggle to fire a wpn. from it, except maybe pistol/SMG. Any pics of the other side?
 
#7
The visible embrasure could only really be used for observation, you'd struggle to fire a wpn. from it, except maybe pistol/SMG. Any pics of the other side?
Nope but it looked exactly the same, there are a total of 3 of those embrasures around the top.
 
#8
This looks like a local variant of a Fire Watch Post - the slots aren't firing ports - they are for viewing. It could be sighted adjacent to a former open air munitions dump, vehicle park, MoAS aircraft park, MoS food dump - the sort of temporary facilities that had little fixed infrastructure.

It also looks very similar to relay boxes found alongside DeutchesBahn tracks (Ed: is that a bit spotterish?) as well as Volksturm watch posts that you can occasionally find off the beaten track in Bavaria.
 
#9
Have a mooch around this sitehttp://www.pillbox-study-group.org.uk/

Looks like a sentry post just for shelter. They made them out of concrete as wood and metal were scarce resources.
 
#10
Its nothing to do with the military, it is a Darleks version of a blow up doll!


And on a serious note, I have seen similer on an old WW2 reserve airfield up here. They were situated about a mile away from the filed in a circle around it. Always belived them to be some form of "spotters" shelter.
 

Fang_Farrier

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#13
There's one down by the woodline from a stretch of beach just along from Dunrobin Castle.
Nothing of value in area other than a potential landing ground. Have been meaning to take pictures of it, may have to do so to post here.
 
#14
I think pup green who used to post on here had one in the fally muesum I think it's a portable air raid shelter for duty bobs could just be sited were needed. Might have been acquired for a farmer for some reason.
 
#16
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Slightly off thread, why are bodies always found by 'man out walking dog'? Has anyone ever thought of questioning 'man out walking dog' as a suspect?
 
#17
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Slightly off thread, why are bodies always found by 'man out walking dog'? Has anyone ever thought of questioning 'man out walking dog' as a suspect?
I walk my dog briskly three times a day and have to date found one body, a Rusky vodkaholic who froze to death. I missed another body, an "East European" John Doe found in local woodland with gunshot wounds to the head. A jogger found that one. So far no one has found my bodies.
 
#18
It looks like an emergency air raid shelter. They had a very similar looking one outside a museum in Preston that the ARP would use during WWII if they were caught outside when the bombs began to drop.
 
#19
were there any dog-eared, faded magazines inside it?
Didn't bother climbing the fence to find out as it would be dog-eared faded Boxhead magazines and you know what they would be like.
 

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