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Pillbox built into canal bridge

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Comments (2)

Brownhills Bob on March 31, 2008

An unusual relic of the second world war; a pillbox built into the edge of the aqueduct taking the canal over the River Tame. Most pillboxes along the Tame and Trent appear to have been there to defend strategically important bridges. Check out the 'Defence of Britain' tags in the community layer for more information.

Will Chapman on October 7, 2009


I've just signed up to your blog - I arrived via TheLichfieldBlog - and note your peripheral interest in the inland waterways and I wondered whether you would be interested in helping with a project I'm considering on behalf of Save Our Waterways ( If you are, perhaps we can exchange via email.

Small point - the title of the picture would more correctly say 'aqueduct' rather than bridge (as you correctly identify in your comments). ;>)



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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 29, 2008
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    by Brownhills Bob
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-500
    • Taken on 2006/07/16 14:42:31
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 14.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash