Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 1st May, 2019)
For the defence of Wigan
Photo: David Long (Sony SLT-A65V)
Well spotted, Rev.
More examples here http://www.towpathtreks.co.uk/LLC/canal_war.html
An interesting and manageable supporting text David. And the 'ring' of Stop Line No. 14, alone, would have been sufficient to lessen the invader's strut.
Very interesting Rev, Ive see a few pill boxes along that stretch of the canal, and theres one at the back of the Heaton bridge pub that as an upstairs.
Ill keep a look out for them on my next canal bank ride, some more information on them here
I can recall my Grandad mentioning an anti aircraft gun and two searchlights east of Hindley North station, near the slag heap by the, then, four track line.
Great photo and narrative David. Thanks Mick and Dostaf for those links. Prompted me to read up on WW2 artefacts and structures that are right here on our doorstep.
I remember an anti aircraft searchlight base along wigan rd Golborne during WW2.
There used to be a pill box next to Martland mill canal bridge
There was also a pill box [gun emplacement] alongside the canal bridge at Bamfurlong must have been strategic points although I cant think why !