No doubt while I type this Mick will come up with the goods so here's the first part Jim
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Spot-on Mick and that map even shows the old Ammo. Dump sidings Magical
That's a gorgeous signal boxNewcastleFalcon wrote: ↑05 Nov 2020, 18:55..and the first thing I noticed about that picture....the insulators on the telegraph pole! I think I need to revisit my rubber or Gutta Percha insulators and start a collection!
The Alnwick to Cornhill Railway still has this in situ and I took a photo of it on a trip out the other day.
That's a great find Neil Enjoyed that immensely
And here's one...
They may be just "humble Anti-Tank Blocks" plenty of them on the Northumberland Coast, butCitroJim wrote: ↑07 Nov 2020, 18:07And here's one...
Taken during a particularly lovely 15 mile run today in the most gorgeous weather
I looked closely at this block and the surrounding area but it gives no clues as to what it was for.
Regards Neil....They can be found inland as well as on the coast.
Anti-tank blocks are almost always associated with defences of the Second World War; whilst tank warfare was used in the First World War, it was a late war technology and therefore anti-tank defences were not considered as part of World War One defensive landscapes in Britain.
Anti-tank cubes are the most common type of these defences; usually 3ft x 3ft or 5ft x 5ft in dimension.