War-time 'Bunkers' unearthed at Potters Bar Golf Club

TWO war-time pillboxes have been uncovered in Potters Bar after being hidden for years under overgrown brambles. The structures, at Potters Bar Golf Club in Darkes Lane, had been masked from view for decades. But now the World War Two relics can be seen a

TWO war-time pillboxes have been uncovered in Potters Bar after being hidden for years under overgrown brambles.

The structures, at Potters Bar Golf Club in Darkes Lane, had been masked from view for decades.

But now the World War Two relics can be seen and enjoyed once more by golfers and walkers alike.

The project, which involved resurfacing paths and erecting information panels at the site, was funded in part by a grant of �2,000 from the Watling Chase Community Forest Small Projects Fund.


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Alan Summers, a director at the golf club, said: "This initiative has highlighted an important link to our heritage that we are happy to be conserving and promoting.

"Visitors are welcome to come and see these links with the past, enjoy our local countryside and are welcome in the caf� on the course near the relic."

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Built between 1940 and 1941, the pillboxes formed part of London's defences against the threat of a German invasion during the war.

More than 28,000 of the structures were built, but it is estimated that less than 6,000 still survive.

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