Pillbox next to Tucklesholme Nature reserve, Burton-upon-Trent  by Rod Whiteman

Pillbox next to Tucklesholme Nature reserve, Burton-upon-Trent

This 1940 Pillbox stands guard where the Walton on Trent Bridge crosses the River Trent linking Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

After the war it has survived remarkably intact and the growth of wild flowers and the blossoming hawthorn tree around it soften its setting, poignantly reminding the observer of the enduring peace in England since 1945.