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#469555 - 5th Feb 2011 2:13pm Blitz Maps?
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Anyone know of existing maps showing locations in Birkenhead of bombing during German blitz?


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#469570 - 5th Feb 2011 3:02pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: Erainn]
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#469572 - 5th Feb 2011 3:08pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: MissGuided]
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Thanks for kindly sharing that link, it's a wonderful site, alas the map does not seem to cover the docks area and nearby streets, which I read were struck by bombing.

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#469573 - 5th Feb 2011 3:08pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: Erainn]
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I don't know of any maps, but the book "Birkenhead at War" has some good descriptions & photographs. It's one of Ian Boumphrey's books.
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#469580 - 5th Feb 2011 3:15pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: chriskay]
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#469581 - 5th Feb 2011 3:27pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: bert1]
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Thanks Bert. a very sobering set of images, we can never truly grasp the suffering and trauma of those dark days for the town,

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#469587 - 5th Feb 2011 3:40pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: Erainn]
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Docks area was deffo hit, Vine Steet, Brook Street, Livingstone Street/Price Street, Payson Street and the flour mills over Dukey bridge. Some were the ones we knew as "bombdies" after the war, old bombed houses that we played in. Some were cleared away, leaving fields which could also be skylarked on. The Price Street prefabs were built on one site, just opposite Marchbanks woodyard.
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#469588 - 5th Feb 2011 3:44pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: chriskay]
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a book called bombers over merseyside has many pictures of birkenhead wallasey available from w h smith cost about £4 i have the original not areproduction

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#469599 - 5th Feb 2011 3:59pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: arsenal]
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Thanks for the reference, will check that out.

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#469601 - 5th Feb 2011 4:01pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: BandyCoot]
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Had a feeling that was the case, guess many smaller streets would have been hit in that area too, and no doubt cleared away post War.

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#470071 - 6th Feb 2011 10:08pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: Erainn]
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Originally Posted By: Erainn
Anyone know of existing maps showing locations in Birkenhead of bombing during German blitz?


Wirral Archives at the Cheshire Lines Building has a map that shows the approximate location of every bomb that fell on Birkenhead during the Blitz.

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#470073 - 6th Feb 2011 10:14pm Re: Blitz Maps? [Re: marty99fred]
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Great info, many thanks.

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#470867 - 8th Feb 2011 4:13pm Merseyside Blitz
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A question was asked, if there was a map available that showed all the bombed properties, i doubt if there is, some facts and figures i have found in one of my books, also some snippets about subjects already discussed on the forum.


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#470869 - 8th Feb 2011 4:23pm Re: Merseyside Blitz [Re: bert1]
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Thanks, Bert; interesting stuff. The nearest bomb fall to us was at the Ben Nevis Rd./Everest Rd. junction. You can see that the first couple of houses in Ben Nevis Rd. are different from the rest.
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#470886 - 8th Feb 2011 5:17pm Re: Merseyside Blitz [Re: Erainn]
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Bert, thank you for taking the time to share that very helpful and interesting information

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