Keys to the Past

Anti-tank Trap (Widdrington Village)

A line of large concrete blocks at this site was placed here during World War II (1939-45) as a defence against possible invasion from Germany. They were designed to block the movement of tanks. Such defences were place across much of the Northumberland coastline.

Reference number:N11894
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Widdrington Village


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