nice one Russ but i think its a spigot morta mount ..http://www.home-guard.org.uk/hg/spigot.html .. anyway sorry iv not looked at your photos lately so im looking at them now LOL take care keep safe but have fun ..
I knew you would ask so took a photo of the plaque... see latest upload.
It's called a spigot mortor base.
II sat on Lawn wall as a kid and watched them build the thing. I lived in the first house on the left up Front street during the war. Pat Grace
Thanks for that, Pat. Were there any others built nearby and do you know why was it there, specifically? What was it protecting?
Front street ? iv tried to find Front Street on Google Earth but i cant find it or could it be the road name has been changed ?
I also saw it used once in a mock Home Guard attack. It was equipped with a heavy machine gun. Lawn wall passed in front of it and the top of it was well above the top of the wall. At that time the red telephone box was just across the road in front of it. it was removed from its place because the “Yanks” ran into it twice in a Jeep. The old street unofficial names have probably gone. Pillbox isn’t the correct description of it by the way. There was another one near the old Auster Aircraft works at Rearsby but I don’t think it still exists.
PS. A Black Watch Regiment and later an American regiment were based at Gaddesby (Paske) Hall.
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Photo taken in Gaddesby, Leicestershire, UK
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