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Below are some pictures of the a 2 storey Pill Box along the Leeds and Liverpool canal between Scarisbrick and Burscough . Also pictures of fortified buildings showing loopholes   

for machine guns . These Buildings will have  been manned by the Home Guard.

Please refer to Home Guard History for more details about the below. 


Typical Photo of the Home Guard inside a Pill Box


Photo  –  2 storey pill box at Heatons Bridge Inn


Gregsons Bridge Farm – fortified barn with Loopholes upper level

Fortified building  Farmers Arms Inn with Loopholes 

Fortified out building Lathom Slipway Inn with loopholes