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Aug 29, 2020

When Builth was ready for the Nazis


Builth Wells, separated from the sea by mountain chains, seems an unlikely place for WW2 defences against Nazi invasion, but near the town's war memorial you can see the steel cap of an Alan-Williams turret. The turret was installed near the river bridge, which ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

would have been an important asset for the enemy to secure. The rotary lid was discovered in 1995, forming a flowerbed in a garden. For more about the turret, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the metal pole nearby, or click here. Nearer to the war memorial there are QR codes for you to read details of the local war dead.