EAW013979 ENGLAND (1948). The town and seafront, Withernsea, 1948

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Title [EAW013979] The town and seafront, Withernsea, 1948
Reference EAW013979
Date 23-March-1948
Link
Place name WITHERNSEA
Parish WITHERNSEA
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 534326, 427858
Longitude / Latitude 0.036380181082629, 53.729572281434
National Grid Reference TA343279

Pins

Site of a 2ndWW Beach Defence Battery.

redmist
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 07:37:41 PM
Location of a 2ndWW HAA Gun Battery, possibly some of the fairground rides are built on the circular foundations of the gun pits? The Defence of Britain Project records " Site of a Second World War heavy anti aircraft (Diver) battery in the Diver Fringe near Withernsea Pier. It was armed with four 3. 7-inch Mark IIc guns equipped with Predictor AA No. 10 Mark 1, and Radar AA No. 3 Mark V when it was deployed here on 19th November 1944. Manning details are unknown. It formed part of the Humber Section 65 Heavy Anti Aircraft Brigade deployment."

redmist
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 07:35:55 PM
? Possible line of 2ndWW anti-tank blocks along the Promenade.

redmist
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 07:26:00 PM
A line of 2ndWW anti-tank blocks.

redmist
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 07:21:02 PM
2ndWW Pillbox.

redmist
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 04:59:40 PM
2ndWW Pillbox.

redmist
Wednesday 13th of November 2019 04:56:04 PM
What looks very much like a 2ndWW DUKW, ex-military amphibious vehicle (with some kind of tarpaulin cover).

redmist
Tuesday 24th of September 2019 10:53:24 PM
2ndWW Vickers Machine Gun Emplacement.

redmist
Tuesday 24th of September 2019 10:45:55 PM
"Nettlesons" field with a fine collection of trams, buses and railway coach bodies to have your two weeks in. It may have been some 70 years ago but I can still remember those holidays. I can also remember the "soil" toilets next to each accommodation.

John Wass
Thursday 28th of March 2019 03:31:51 PM
Rock Bobs,, famous rock shop

lipsee
Thursday 30th of August 2018 09:12:25 AM
The turntable at the end of tracks to release the loco, allowing it to run around it's train really to return to Hull. As a young lad myself, the holiday could not start until this had been seen.

John Wass
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 03:12:34 PM
The remains of the Withernsea Pier. http://withernsea1.co.uk/PierHistory.html

John Wass
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018 03:06:14 PM
Withernsea Lighthouse. Now a museum that contains a display relating to Kay Kendal, a Withernsea lass who appeared in such films as "Geniveve" in the 1950's.

Whitwellian
Friday 25th of April 2014 09:12:00 PM