There are two smaller pillboxes referred to as Fire Posts and these support the main pillbox, and enable the defensive team to spread out over the site but still remain secure in a defensive position. These two fire posts are essentially identical in size and shape but one is 'right handed' and the other is 'left handed.' Their walls are one foot thickness (30 centimetres) and constructed of two leaves of brick with a solid concrete core. The four loopholes are made from precast sections comprising the top and bottom halves leaving a long horizontal slot for observation and defensive fire purposes.
Each entrance is protected by an anti ricochet wall and the guards would have to duck under the low door lintel to enter.
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Why ‘Men’ of Worth?
When we started researching in 2001, we found only names of men on local memorials and as we felt their sacrifice had ‘worth’ and most of them lived around the river Worth we felt the name was apt. Also, Keighley’s motto is ‘By Worth’, which fits rather neatly with our name. We have since expanded our research to include everyone from Keighley and the Worth Valley who served in wartime and are currently focussing on women in the Red Cross Voluntary Aid Detachment who were mostly nurses.
We are also researching conscientious objectors from the area.
Our Project researches local people from Keighley and the Worth Valley who served the country in wartime. Our earliest records are of soldiers who fought before the Battle of Waterloo!
We follow all available sources of information and use the information in these sources to create a biography about each person for our archive.
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