|The Sulham Valley|
|Sulham Type 28 Twin|
|Demolished Type 2|
|Nunhide Lane Type 29 twin|
|Footpath to Malpas Type 22|
|Sulham Wood Type 28 Twin|
|Nunhide Farm Type 28 Twin.|
Back to the land and looking left we saw another Type 22 but would visit later. We then walked on past the farm and took the footpath where over to the right you can see a copse of brambles and a couple of Type 28A’s which again are back to back. Getting in is a task though as it was winter was possible. They were in reasonable condition apart from rubbish.
|Nunhide Farm back to back Type 28A's|
Now it was off towards Pincents Farm (Hotel now) where another Type 28 Twin looks down on you, it’s another blocked up but with a door on in this case and locked to boot but walk on from there towards Theale and not far away and not far away is the mate stuck in more brambles but at least the embrasures were open. The only way to get in was through one as the back and side was all brambles. The pillbox looked ok at first but on closer inspection there was crack round the roof and damage to the embrasures.
There were more pillboxes nearby but these have been demolished though if you get up to the M4 roundabout there is a Type 28 twin in a field I have yet to Visit, it’s mate was demolished to make way for the M4, we headed back to the lane where we spotted another Type 28 Twin base.
|Type 28 Twin Base.|
condition apart from graffiti but a bonus was a company insignia painted on the entrance.
|Nunhide Lane Type 22|
Leaving this one and heading back to the footpath to Malpas and take it past the Type 22 which if you look has the same insignia on as the last. I suspect the pillbox covered the bridge that may have crossed the ditch here in the war. Carry on the footpath and turn right at the next one and follow the footpath till You pass the pillbox you noticed when you started out inside you should be able to see some furniture and an old sleeping bag.
|Sulham Type 28 Twin.|
Crossing the field till the stream you should see some rails marking the end of the ditch.
A little way along the stream is a Type 28 twin with the entrance to the stream. I think it would have had a bridge to cross to gain entrance. The pillbox is completely blocked though you can see inside though the small loopholes.
|Sulham Type 28 Twin|
From here you can head to the road but if you look to the left corner of the field and head there you will see a set of Dragons teeth
|Sulham Dragons Teeth.|
and if you look back the way you came you can make out the filled in ditch, also if you look across the road in the hedge are a couple of road blocks.
Now walk off towards Tadley and soon you should see the last for this part a Type 28 Twin in a paddock under a tree.
We never bothered visiting as it you could see it had been used for storage though I’m sure it would be possible to visit if you asked permission. Before we headed off to the car we stopped to look over a gate at some large cylinder roadblocks.
That completed the second trip and it was not until a few weeks later that I went back to Pangbourne to pick up what I consider the first Type 28 Twin which faced the Thames I still have yet to go back for the last. To read a more in depth article look at Geograph