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Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« on: Monday 05 February 18 17:06 GMT (UK) »
I hope that this is the right place for this.

Out walking my dog today and met a lady and we started to reminisce about the changes to the village.  I asked her about the cottage behind her farm and she told me that a few years ago two men with a map asked if they could look at the cottage.  They told her that it had been used as a lookout post during WW2 and that they could see where it had been modified.  Alas she couldn't remember where they were from.  There are a few sites around the village that I know of but it would be interesting to find out if there are more.  Does anyone know if maps like this exist and where they are kept?  Any suggestions welcome.

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Re: Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Where in the UK is it?
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Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
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Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
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Som.May;Perriman;Cox
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Re: Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 20:11 GMT (UK) »
It is Bishopton, Renfrewshire on the south bank of the River Clyde.   There used to be an R O F factory and Clydebank is across the river and Greenock and Gourock  are down river.  There was an army "camp" outside the village.  At least that is what we children called it.

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Re: Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:29 GMT (UK) »
Observer Corps perhaps?

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Re: Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 22:53 GMT (UK) »
I wouldn't expect something like this to exist at national level because of the chances of it falling into enemy hands.  Local historical societies might be able to give you some pointers, or record offices tend to have extensive map collections.
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FARMER,FURNELL
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Re: Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 06 February 18 23:08 GMT (UK) »
The Internet is a wonderful place, nerds can gather :)

http://www.pillbox-study-group.org.uk/uk-defence-locations/
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Re: Where to find a map of lookout posts in WW2
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 22:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the replies.  I have emailed the Royal Observer Corps and will see if I get a response.  Used the link and did get a map showing a pillbox which I was not aware of.  I will need to figure out whereabouts it is as the area had changed a great deal.