|This Type 24 pillbox is
situated at the east end of Bull Street and was part of the Creech St.
Michael anti-tank island. The loopholes and door are sealed. The box faces
[Map ref. ST 277252]
Another view, looking east.
|In this close-up you can see
the remains of the wooden brackets which were inserted into the concrete to
hold the camouflage which was designed to break up the pillbox's outline.
Pillboxes were provided with many ingenious disguises, some devised by
Oliver Messel the leading theatrical designer of the period, and posed as:
railway signal boxes or water towers, hay-stacks, newsagents, in fact almost
any structure that would make them blend in with their surroundings.