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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Old Kilpatrick /Erskine
Port Glasgow

During World War II, a line of mine watcher posts were built along the banks of the Clyde from Greenock to Glasgow. Most of them have been demolished or fallen into the river due to bank erosion especially in the upper reaches of the Clyde, but a few still remain although in a poor condition and normally vandalised.

The posts mainly have the same design, being built in rough brick with a concrete roof and a 12 inch slit on the front facing the river, presumably they were manned by the homegaurd.

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