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Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker #282885
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originally spotted by the wife, pointing at the building with the hole in the end !

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It's about here, opposite the caravan parks, the red arrow points to the bunker, the red dots outline the decoy area where fires were lit and lights illuminated to decoy the Luftwaffe bombers:

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The bunker was buried, but had gutters and drainpipes !

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The inside is original, the tyres are not !

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The round hole, was an earthenware pipe for the generator exhaust - this more complete example is on Humberside:

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The fires were fed by tanks of oil and water, witha all manner of combustible material also used:

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The Moreton decoy was noted for having being bombed, before it was completed.

The firebar below was dug up from one of the fields (photo courtesy SC)

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Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: w10694] #282893
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Good find mate. I knew there where decoy fire bunkers in the fields around the m53 close to bidston station


It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: jonno40] #283020
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Great find mate happy

Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: Dava2479] #283021
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excellent information, thanks for Sharing happy

Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: ] #283191
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wow were about's is this in Moreton i wanna go and see it very interested


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Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: Pete_Robbo] #283201
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bottom of carr lane by the caravan park i think


It all makes perfect sense expressed in dollars and cents ,pound shillings and pence
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Thanks Jonno i think a visit is in need


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Used to play in there as a kid, large inside, entrance at rear if i remember!


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Originally Posted by Robbo_theMan
Thanks Jonno i think a visit is in need


It's your duty to have a look !

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Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: Pete_Robbo] #338058
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Do you like horses?


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lol yerrr why ??


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Re: Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker [Re: Pete_Robbo] #338060
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Its in a horse field. Usually in the next field.


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Moreton WW2 Bombing Decoy Control Bunker (Meols) [Re: diggingdeeper] #342672
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Got permission of the owner to visit this site, well actually, we got caught tottering around the area, anyway, an extremely nice and helpful young lady gave us a guided tour of the site - thankyou.

Please note, there are a lot of horses and electric fences (yes - some are live) around, please get permission to access the site.

The entrance facing Carr lane has been knocked-through for use as a stable, the real entrance is bricked up on the far side facing NE.

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The SW face with knocked-through entrance.
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The NW face with generator exhaust port.
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The bricked up original entrance looking from the north
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Another look at the NW face, the metal is a bracket to hold the exhaust stack. The overhanging concrete is the gutter with downspout hole.
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The generator room
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The entrance corridor, this bunker also has the pole alog the ceiling, possibly for a chemical protective curtain.
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The control/personnel room.
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Looking down the emergency exit, this would have had a ladder at one time.
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The emergency exit from outside, this may not be original although it gives an idea, it would have been sealed.
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The entrance looking from the east
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still full of old tyres !

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