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CIVIL BOMBING DECOY C82E

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A Second World War bombing decoy site at Priddy near Burrington. It was constructed as part of the 'C-series' of civil decoys to deflect enemy bombing from Bristol. Built in late 1941 to 1942 this was one of six decoys in the Burrington 'QL' system, a complex layout of lighting decoys designed to reconstruct the whole city of Bristol, as opposed to isolated features within it. This 'QL' decoy was set up to represent Kingsland Road railway sidings by displaying simulated marshalling yard lights. It is referenced as being in use until 1943. Aerial photography from 1971 shows that no surviving features of the decoy survive. However, this decoy shared a control building with site 'Burrington F' and it survives in good condition (see HOB UID 1469450).

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