Uk News Second World War pill box unearthed by workmen at pub underneath Severn Bridge United Kingdom news

MetiNews.Com - WORKMEN constructing a new retaining wall near a pub located underneath the Severn Bridge have unearthed a Second World War fortification.

Uk News Second World War pill box unearthed by workmen at pub underneath Severn Bridge United Kingdom news

MetiNews.Com - WORKMEN constructing a new retaining wall near a pub located underneath the Severn Bridge have unearthed a Second World War fortification.

Uk News  Second World War pill box unearthed by workmen at pub underneath Severn Bridge United Kingdom news
16 May 2021 - 17:52

Breaking News ! WORKMEN constructing a new retaining wall near a pub located underneath the Severn Bridge have unearthed a Second World War fortification. The emplacement, colloquially known as a pill box due to its shape, was found after land near the Old Ferry Inn, in Beachley, was cleared to construct the wall. Workmen at Old Ferry Inn unearth WW2 pill box. Pictures: DBPR Workmen at Old Ferry Inn unearth WW2 pill box. Pictures: DBPR Workmen at Old Ferry Inn unearth WW2 pill box. Pictures: DBPR Similar structures were built all around the country's coastline as the threat of German invasion loomed and with the barracks at Beachley it is likely that this is why this pill box is located where it is. The Severn Bridge would not have been built at the time the pill box was installed and its vantage point overlooking the ferry slipway would have been advantageous. There is another similar structure slightly further round the peninsula, but this new discovery has been hidden from view for some time. Work on the former inn is being undertaken to transform the site into offices. READ MORE: Couple's lucky escape as lorry smashes through front of house Coronavirus case rate in Newport still highest in whole of Wales Stolen off-road motorcycle seized after being ridden anti-socially Back in January 2019, Forest of Dean District Council granted plans from Tidenham-based Certus Construction for its change of use to light industrial, storage and distribution. The plans were given the go ahead despite concern from the Severn Area Rescue Association, which owns the lifeboat and rescue station next to the former pub, over it being able to maintain uninterrupted access at all times. Workmen at Old Ferry Inn unearth WW2 pill box. Pictures: DBPR Workmen at Old Ferry Inn unearth WW2 pill box. Pictures: DBPR Local folklore has it that the 16-bedroom Old Ferry Inn at Beachley, which is almost underneath the suspension bridge and alongside the former Aust Ferry slipway, played host to the US musician during his most contentious ‘Judas Tour’. window.

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Uk News Second World War pill box unearthed by workmen at pub underneath Severn Bridge United Kingdom news


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Uk News Second World War pill box unearthed by workmen at pub underneath Severn Bridge United Kingdom news


Uk News Second World War pill box unearthed by workmen at pub underneath Severn Bridge United Kingdom news

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