Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Beach defences South of Alnmouth
World War 2 coastal defences near Alnmouth, Northumberland. These cubic blocks were made of concrete and were intended to obstruct any German enemy tanks that might land on the beach. Some 70 years later they have proved remarkably resilient, susceptible mainly to the shifting sands upon which they were built. These cubes generally came in two sizes, either 5 feet (1.5 m) or 3.5 feet (1.1 m).