Keys to the Past

Anti-glider Ditches (Seaton Valley)

A network of ditches can be seen on aerial photographs of this area. Between the ditches are a number of small circular features. These were dug during World War II (1939-45) to prevent invading German gliders from landing on these fields.

Reference number:N12032
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)
Event(s):DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Fenwick's Close 1993

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