Tyne and Wear HER(1904): Ryton Willows, WW2 aircraft obstruction ditches - Details
Ryton Willows, WW2 aircraft obstruction ditches
Anti-Aircraft Defence Site
Two parallel rows of square pits and mounds running north to south across Ryton Willows. Visible on the ground and on aerial photographs. The warden for Ryton Willows Nature Reserve says that they were defence pits to stop aircraft landing during World War Two.
<< HER 1904 >> Aerial Photograph, T. Gates, 2001, T+W/01/A, frames 62-68