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Unrecorded tank traps found in Brookmans Park
« on: March 24, 2018, 07:40:40 am »
Official records from the Council for British Archaeology’s Defence of Britain database mention just one tank trap 'cone' at the side of Bradmore Lane (see screen grab below), but for years locals knew of at least half a dozen. Now, another five have been found.

These would have been part of what was known as the outer London stop line, a fixed ring of anti-tank ditches, obstacles, and pillboxes built as a final line of defence around the capital.

Interestingly, these Bradmore Lane tank traps would have been in clear view of the gun emplacement positioned west of Station Road on the bend by Brookmans Park station bridge. That emplacement is one of five positioned in the area, with three more surrounding the Brookmans Park Transmitting Station, and one in Boltons Park (Pillbox). The Council for British Archaeology’s Defence of Britain database mentions only one spigot mortar emplacement; the others are not recorded.

If anyone knows of any other possible WWII relics/sites, or whether you have any WWII photographs of the area you would be willing to share with the team at the North Mymms History Project, please either post here, send me a personal message, or use the contact form at the bottom right of any page on the project's website.

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