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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: Pete_Robbo] #326477
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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: Doctor_Frick] #326564
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One more addition ... Here is a 1953 map that carefully leaves out the two gun positions but has all the other buildings from the site. The site may have been used by REME, which would account for the quantity of buildings.

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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: diggingdeeper] #326576
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Looking at that map it certainly looks like it might be Bidston camp which was the home of the REME after the HAA was removed. Your pic described as (funny thing beside building) gives me the impression that is a shackle on an A frame set up. Possibly used by REME for lifting.


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Good theory Bert, but that frame is in the gun placement area which isn't near the buildings on the 1953 map.

Thanks for the word "Shackle" - been searching for that one!


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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: diggingdeeper] #326714
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nice one DD, great work bud. thumbsup

Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: scoops] #326983
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Originally Posted by scoops
Fascinating work DD.
A quick look on windows live maps found this interesting view.
Me and Robbo did a good search for these tonight. No luck, I am sure they are still there, the undergrowth is too dense and so you just can't see anything even if you are standing on it. I was standing on top of a couple of one or two brick height structures which may have been them. Frustrating!


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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: diggingdeeper] #326989
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good work anyway guys!


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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: TRANCENTRAL] #327577
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some of my pix smile

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Good picies mate - can't wait for Winter - this needs a second look without all the plants.


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Re: Bidston HAA Gunsite [Re: diggingdeeper] #327669
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Nice pics -It has deteriorated more so than most that I have seen - poor foundations I guess where it is.

To be discovered - what is over the fence !

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Thats what i want to know it looks like it was a no go area

more pix of the no go area

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Just come across this,

Bidston Army Camp, clicky

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excellent find Kimpri


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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
One more addition ... Here is a 1953 map that carefully leaves out the two gun positions but has all the other buildings from the site. The site may have been used by REME, which would account for the quantity of buildings.
DD, this any help,

HANSARD 18032005 → 1910s → 1918 → November 1918 → 18 November 1918 → Written Answers (Commons) → DEMOBILISATION.
BIDSTON CAMP.
HC Deb 18 November 1918 vol 110 cc3211-2W 3211W

Mr. LESLIE SCOTT

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether he is 3212W aware that until recently there was a very well-built and equipped camp accommodating about 1,400 men, all the huts being on concrete blocks, on the west side of Bidston Hill, near Birkenhead; that this camp was recently dismantled and taken up, including the concrete foundations, and the equipment removed; that the military authorities have now again requisitioned the site for use as a camp for German prisoners of war and are now engaged in rebuilding it, and whether he will give full particulars of the causes of this waste of public money and see that those responsible are held to blame?

Mr. MACPHERSON

Owing to the difficulty in obtaining supplies of new hutting it became necessary in August last to transfer some of the sectional hutting at Bidston to provide accommodation for American troops. Recently, at the urgent request of the National Union of Railway-men, it was decided to give up the occupation of the convalescent home at Leasowe Castle belonging to the union. To enable this to be done it was necessary to transfer a number of German prisoners of war, and as there was no other accommodation available for them, it was considered that the most economical arrangement was to use what was left of Bidston Camp and provide additional accommodation required by the erection of some hutting which was available.



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