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Re: Wirral gun sites from the second world war [Re: w10694] #290411
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Originally Posted by w10694


I note that the plans include the field on the other side of the road where the GL radar ramp and wire mesh mat was !

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Yes, I noticed that too.


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Re: Wirral gun sites from the second world war [Re: diggingdeeper] #290925
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Great stuff Chris. I like some of the terminolgy employed in the corres. Priceless !!

A pity the Edmund Kirby outfit hadn't got the courtesy to reply to you.

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Hey there,
Not sure its been mentioned as I'm not about to go trawelling through all 7 pages of responses, but there used to be a big gun battery at the top of Levers causway where it meets Mount road. It used to be in the field that is now between Stanley road and the causway. It was hugh, or seemed to be when I played on it as a kid?


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The location you describe was a radio/radar site. Not a gunsite !

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O? All that was there was a big brick building and me dad said there was guns there.


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In previous posts it's been well documented. ChrisKay obtained some RAF (?) aerial photos of the site showing the buildings/concrete bases. Put some time aside and have a trawl through the threads/posts.

Maybe someone can highlight the previous posts ?

I too used to mooch about the site when I was at school. Seem to remember some were partly flooded and didn't smell too good !!

Calling Chris ! Calling Chris !

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Thanks dd.

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Have had a look at the Thurstaston AA mounds, there are bits of concrete popping through in places and they are at all angles so either there is a lot of rubbish on top of the AA sites, or they have been broken up.

The anoying thing is, I used to go there before they landscaped but I remember what was there other than the site was much more overgrown.

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Re: Wirral gun sites from the second world war [Re: diggingdeeper] #325561
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I didn't realise there is a reasonable amount of remains of the Bidston Gun Site, just off fender lane. Will try and photo it tomorrow night.

Two gunsites are in top left corner with a building inbetween, this may be the command/control centre. Just beside the road in bottom right is also something that seems to be from the same period.

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Neston - Raby HAA Site

The site is at the back of the Wheatsheaf Inn.

Well - nothing much remains at all, the site has been cleared, but some buildings remain, probably accommodation.

There was a Cold War ROC site nearby as well, now demolished.

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Re: Wirral gun sites from the second world war [Re: w10694] #341876
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Here is a map of the Camp Huts near to Oxton HAA gunsite (Mersey H/H32). They are located on what is now the central rugby/cricket field between Townfield Lane and Holme Lane. The rough ground to the east of the camp is still a patch of rough ground.

The gunsite itself is not marked on the map, as is often the case.

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I remember the Oxton HAA "camp" being used to house the refugees that came over here after the Hungarian uprising in 1956 (?).

Only a kid then. Used to go up Holm Lane to get in the back way to the B'head Brickworks claypits. Like a moonscape. Great place to play ! Was told there were "foreigners" in the camp - don't go near !


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Does anyone have any pictures/information on the gun sites at Leasowe & New Brighton?
I used to play there as a kid & well remember being able to operate the guns at Leasowe, one lad on each wheel to rotate & train the gun, until we got chased by the bloke who lived in the pre-fab!!

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Tatey,Under the fencing head down along the trenching,we were there when the army left in trucks, they left over 3 days,remember sitting on the gate waving to them as they left,my memory is short on how many guns their was,I think it was 4 all on the sea end of the site,could never figure out how they would shoot at enemy ships with the sandhills in the way,the poor guy in that bungalow must have been driven mad with kids popping up under the fencing all over the site.

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