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    I took these at 7.30am this morning along Newbury Street, Whitchurch. I've been along this road many times in the last 4 years without seeing it due to it's leafy screen which has now been cut-back. About 200 yards up from the former home of Lord Denning.

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    Two was taken up at the Elan Valley, and the other one on the lane to Copped Hall Estate Epping.
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    Me and a friend are restoring that pillbox on the hill, the blocked up entrance is being cleared, a window is in the slit and we are clearing the floor and fixing up the walls as they are quite damaged.

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    This unusually shaped pillbox stands at the back of the entrance to the Farleigh Down Tunnel entrance. It must once have sat within sets of tracks leading off backwards from the tunnel entrance, hence the odd plan.

    Inside there is a section of floor missing, which is odd as the rest of the floor is concrete and having a void in the floor behind embrasures is difficult to explain.

    There is the remains of a ladder leading up to the roof.
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    Decades since I went down that tunnel and I cant recall the PB but must take a virtual look and jog my memory. Clearly purpose built to protect the tunnel access.

    Hole in the floor? How deep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PETERTHEEATER View Post
    Decades since I went down that tunnel and I cant recall the PB but must take a virtual look and jog my memory. Clearly purpose built to protect the tunnel access.

    Hole in the floor? How deep?
    The tunnel is still very interesting although it's suffered badly over recent years.

    The hole in the floor was a couple of feet deep I think.

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