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The Looped Hole Walls of Fairfield

Have you ever wondered why there are holes in the wall, on both sides of the road, at the junction of Bournheath Road and Stourbridge Road?

They are known as Loop Holes.

Loop Holes were cut into garden walls during World War 2 to allow weapons to be fired through them, by the local Home Guard unit, in event of an enemy invasion.

According to the Defence of Worcestershire Project (1996), these structures are now quite rare in Worcestershire.