Monmouth Beach graffiti splits opinion – what do you think?

Monmouth Beach concrete blocks
The concrete blocks were placed on the beach in the Second World War to obstruct german tanks

GRAFFITI which has appeared on concrete blocks used to defend the coastline during the Second World War has split opinion in Lyme Regis.

The four concrete blocks on Monmouth Beach have been spray-painted in bright yellow and pink, with some welcoming the graffiti as a colourful addition and others describing it as vandalism of a piece of history.

The concrete blocks are known as Dragon’s Teeth and were put in place along the south coast during WWII to stop German tanks from driving up beaches should they have begun an invasion of the UK.

They were intended to obstruct a tank’s progress or expose the vulnerable underside of a tank if they endeavoured to go over the concrete blockades.

The graffiti was recently photographed by Lyme Regis photographer Richard Austin and posted on social media.

Some have said the graffiti was “vandalism” and disrespectful to the wartime history of the blocks, while others said the art could be considered an “expression of creativity, hope and peace” and brightened up the area.

What do you think?

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