Northam Burrows WWII history trail
Endeavouring to calm down an excited dog, who was up for a game of chase, we were guided across the golf course to a flat area with a criss cross pattern of faint depressions, easily definable as they were filled with water. It was explained that these were dug as a deterrent, to prevent gliders from landing and tanks from driving across the terrain. Originally they would also have held a number of upright posts. Moving on, avoiding small lakes and slippy mud, we reached a flat landscape, punctuated by huge blocks of concrete (See header image). These concrete counter-weights were essential to secure the aerial wires between the transmitter masts for the radar station that once occupied this site.