Sussex Military Research Projects

Anti-tank pimples

Project ID: SMR1016

Location: Bexhill, East Sussex

Project date: 2019



Description: Permission was sought from two landowners to remove vegetation from and record a series of concrete anti-tank obstacles known as pimples on both sides of a road in Bexhill. A roadblock had been sited across the road in 1940 and the pimples were cast on the verges to prevent vehicles from bypassing the block.

Despite constant heavy rain for most of the day, SMHS volunteers revealed the obstacles and recorded them.

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