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#503964 - 17th Apr 2011 10:20pm Battlefields?
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Are there any Battlefields around Liverpool/wirral or even out of bound these area's close by to wirral/liverpool???

Would be great to know about
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#503980 - 17th Apr 2011 10:46pm Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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Yes, there does indeed appear to be one, a very important one.

Brackenwood Golf Course now stands on the land where it was fought.

See this article for more information:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article404324.ece

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#504082 - 18th Apr 2011 7:46am Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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Hi Bushnut, Brackenwood is just pure speculation, there's nothing at all to suggest a battle was fought there. It would be nice if it was though!

However, you can go to Rowton Heath outside Chester, which was the site of a big Civil War battle. Also, Birkenhead on a Saturday night has many.

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#504084 - 18th Apr 2011 7:55am Re: Battlefields? [Re: Archaeo]
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i know ewloe isnt quite wirral,

but wasnt there some big battles in the adjoining fields at the back of the castle ?
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#504104 - 18th Apr 2011 8:43am Re: Battlefields? [Re: jabber_Ish]
Helles Offline
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If you are going metal detecting then I doubt you will be allowed near an old battlefield no matter where they are.

There used to be lots of fights in New Brighton when I was a kid so you could try there. smile

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#504108 - 18th Apr 2011 8:48am Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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Hey there leelad, for someone who's into metal detecting you don't seem to know much about History! I'm starting to lose track of all your requests for possible locations!! Maybe you need to dig into a few books first! raftl


Keen as you are mate don't forget that you can't go digging up scheduled monuments like ancient castles & battlefields!! If you still haven't joined a club yet, check out the 'National Council for Metal Detecting' web-site there's loads of sound advice on there. happy

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#504111 - 18th Apr 2011 8:52am Re: Battlefields? [Re: Geekus]
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I didn't realise this was a request for metal detecting sites. I suggest you leave well alone. Go to a beach or somewhere were you're not going to destroy any potential archaeology.

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#504114 - 18th Apr 2011 8:57am Re: Battlefields? [Re: Archaeo]
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#504858 - 19th Apr 2011 8:39am Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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Upper Parliament Street ?

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#504980 - 19th Apr 2011 1:31pm Re: Battlefields? [Re: 8HBob]
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Originally Posted By: 8HBob
Upper Parliament Street ?

Lol

The latest speculation is that the Battle of Brunanburh took place in the fields between Storeton Village and Storeton Woods. This area is actually called the 'Battlefields'. Wirral Archeology are doing research on this.

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#504996 - 19th Apr 2011 1:44pm Re: Battlefields? [Re: PeteC]
Billynomates Offline
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Registered: 18th Mar 2011
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Loc: Birkenhead
Are any of the Wirral Archaeology people professional archaeologists? Clicking on the link and looking at their picture, they seem older than the stuff they're investigating.

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#505002 - 19th Apr 2011 1:52pm Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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I would have thought a tactic at that period of time one of armies would have been on the high ground forcing the other to attack uphill which depended on who got there first
(as in the battle of Hastings - Senlac Hill?)

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#505029 - 19th Apr 2011 2:36pm Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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The problem with that Derek is that if you arrive on the hill first, you are very easy to seige. The enemy can surround the hill and wait, they have access to the outside world and sustenance, but those on the hill haven't.
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#505035 - 19th Apr 2011 3:06pm Re: Battlefields? [Re: diggingdeeper]
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I don't think they had a siege mentality where armies were face to face - wasn't it recorded that the battle was over in a
day

ps haven't read the Wirral mags yet but your pen is ready to be picked up thanks

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#506006 - 21st Apr 2011 8:54am Re: Battlefields? [Re: leelad03]
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oh deffo nothing to do with metal detecting in any way, i do that seperate on 1 paticular area only...

i have into History but i have revising it takes ages so i purely just made these new topics to get any info from you guys...

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