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Re: Wirral Pill Boxes [Re: Doctor_Frick] #277765
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Re: Wirral Pill Boxes [Re: Doctor_Frick] #277776
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Originally Posted by DoctorFrick
Yep under the school field


is there a way in boss ??????????????????????????


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Re: Wirral Pill Boxes [Re: Pete_Robbo] #279408
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This one is in Bromborough, along the old rail line from Port Sunlight to Bromborough docks.

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Re: Wirral Pill Boxes [Re: BMW Joe] #279413
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Not very accommodating inside are they. Im amazed that there are any left Unblocked, they are usually bricked up, Im guessing, to prevent people injuring themselves or something along those lines..


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Originally Posted by AlfaCraig
Not very accommodating inside are they.


Nope, very small



I s'pose cost is the issue with locking them up? Easier to leave them until someone does injure themselves i.e. start a fire and get stuck inside?

Looks like a lot of fires have been started in that one


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Re: Wirral Pill Boxes [Re: MGCraig] #279434
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The air raid shelter in Mostyn House School Parkgate is now a rifle range, was used for many years to store sports equipment etc (and was nicknamed "the dive").


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Re: Wirral Pill Boxes [Re: diggingdeeper] #279585
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Yep iv got pictures inside. Nothing interesting in there. And it not in the school its under the playground smile


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I have seen a pill box at the Hooton end of the Wirral Way in modern times, and i seem to recall when i was a kid playing in one somewhere off the Wirral Way up a farm track between Willaston and Neston, but that was well over 30 years ago !!!.

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i have been in that pillbox on the port sunlight 2 brombourgh line when i went from port sunlight all the to the end of the line

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Originally Posted by ghostly1

Anyone know what the post is in front of the this pill box in brimstage?


The lines of trees around Brimstage were used to hide vehicles shipped over in the convoys and used in D-Day.

There is a nice pillbox in a garden by Caldy Crossroads, going down to the Dee (sorry no pics), looks like it's used as a shed.

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A while ago, came across this Anderson Shelter, still in existence, top of Marshlands Road, Little Neston:

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Also - does anyone know what this is. I know where the Heswall Bombing Decoy was, but not it's control bunker. However, nearby, in the Dee Estuary side of the Wirral Way embankment is this:

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It's a concrete slab, quite thick, looks very MoD type of concrete, it's never had anything built / put on top of it, and it looks undercut. I think it may be it, it's about the right size, but I've never followed it up. Does anyone know better. It's more Thurstaston, rather than Heswall, and is the green spot about here (the red is the decoys site):

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Originally Posted by w10694
Originally Posted by ghostly1

Anyone know what the post is in front of the this pill box in brimstage?


The lines of trees around Brimstage were used to hide vehicles shipped over in the convoys and used in D-Day.

There is a nice pillbox in a garden by Caldy Crossroads, going down to the Dee (sorry no pics), looks like it's used as a shed.

Caldy Pillbox

A while ago, came across this Anderson Shelter, still in existence, top of Marshlands Road, Little Neston:

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Does anyone know of any others ?





When i was a kid,- for a short while i lived next door to a school friend who said he and another of his friends used to play in an air raid shelter almost in the centre of Neston, we moved in about 1976, i have no idea where this shelter was or if it was even a "real" shelter or something that kids of the time thought was a shelter !.

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There where 2 large air raid shelters? in the field behind Barnstone post office. 3/4 of them where in the ground with earth/grass up the side of what was above the ground and you went in through a round hatch on the top. the bit sticking up was shaped like a nissen hut It was about 1949/1950 when i was there with a gang of mates and the farmer came and chased us.


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If we're talking about airraid shelters we used to have one in the bottom of the garden - brick structure with a huge concrete slab for a roof (about 18" thick). I went away to university and came home and my mother had got someone in to demolish our own piece of History - Grrrr

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