Pillbox series


We drove to Binegar on Wednesday to find geocache – Pillbox #7 – Gurney Slade which is actually at Binegar.  This cache is part of the Pillbox series, if you follow the link you can read all about the series.

Pillboxes were built during World War II as a defence structure to keep an invading army at bay. 28,000 Pillboxes were built during the war but only 6,000 remain today. The one I visited was built to defend the railway bridge (which is no longer there) carrying the Somerset and Dorset railway, it was part of the Green Stop line which went from Burnham on Sea to Melksham, Wiltshire.

I was surprised to see a Pillbox here as I thought they were always at high points or on the coast.

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I love it when I discover something new when geocaching. When I got home after finding out why there was a pillbox at this point I then spent time researching local railway stations in the area.

Photo by Ben Brooksbank

Binegar Station – Photo by Ben Brooksbank

Unfortunately there is no trace of the station, there is now housing built where the line once ran.

 

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