Pier Head remains


Remains of pier heads at Lepe Beach constructed to support loading of ships outward bound for Normandy on D-Day 1944



New Forest Chocolate Blocks

I am sorry to those who looked at my blog thinking you would read about some interesting chocolate maker. On the edge of the sea at Lepe Beach in the New Forest concrete  support mats which look like huge bars of chocolate, were held in place by a of iron hooks litter the shingle. They were laid out to strengthen the shingle enough to take the weight of the tanks and other vehicles being driven onto landing craft leaving England for France prior to D-Day in June 1944 these blocks were to prevent Vehicles getting stuck in the shingle.