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No one likes to be interrupted, with this in mind the Govt of the time threw up 103 Martello Towers around the south and east coasts of England  from 1804 to about 1812. “KEEP OUT!” and “GETORFFMOILAND!” Big Stylee 🙂

I like a good old trundle around the local coastal defences, they kind of give off a grumpy solidness which I can relate to. I want one!

Cloverleaf Martello Aldeburgh Gate at Sunset ©LeeThornberrt 2010
Cloverleaf Martello Aldeburgh Sunset ©LeeThornberry 2010

Times change but sometimes intent does not. A couple of hundred yards from the Napoleonic Martello Tower situated at east lane Bawdsey in Suffolk there is a WWII shore defence system built 140 years later. Same purpose different foe.

WWII Battery control tower in sea mist East Lane Bawdsey ©LeeThornberry 2009