I've been researching all 14 Merseyside WW2 Bombing Decoy sites, and browsing through RAF Aerial Photographs from that era, with some fascinating results.
These two pictures turned up as "obliques" from 1941 of the Burton Marsh Bombing Decoy for Garston Docks. They are interesting because they show the sites of the two Neston and Denhall Collieries.
I have had to reduce the images to 1024 pixels wide as per NMR requirements.
This one is of the bottom end of Marshlands Road.
1 - Colliery waste tip - these are much larger than what remains.
2 - Colliery buildings
3 - Colliery waste tip - now Riverside Walk. Note that the end is being "quarried" away, the material was taken away and used in the construction of RAF Wrexham, and other airfields along the A41 and Shropshire.
4 - Houses - these houses still remain, scattered around the West Vale and Marshlands Road area. They were intended as smallholdings, hence the separation.
5 - Bottom of Marshlands Road.
6 - Harp Inn
7 - Cottages - known as "Seven Row" (still exist)
8 - Miners houses - New Street
9 - Branch off Hooton / West Kirby Line to Colliery.
10 - Bridge abutments over Marshlands Road.
Bottom of the Greenfields Drive estate and Quayside
1 - Colliery
2 - New Street
3 - Quayside - 5 bungalows which still exist, although much modified. Disused mine shaft at the left hand end. !
4 - Sewerage Works - the plot still exists in it's entirety.
5 - Greenfields Drive area
6 - Marl Pond - still exists - and contains an old vintage van dumped in it years ago.
7 - Gutter - much larger than at present
8 - Bungalow still exists
9 - outlet into gutter from sewerage works
The whole area taken up by the farm has become Winstanley / Sunningdale. By 1941, both mine shafts in that area were filled in. One was near the dutch barn, and the other near the farm buildings.