Our Success is in our members who value our strength as a valued community.
Forum Statistics
Posts1,027,464
Topics75,540
Members13,472
Forums65
Posts in last 24hrs8
Most Online14,906
Nov 23rd, 2019
Who's Online Now
45 registered members (11kendo, 7 invisible), 1,330 guests, and289 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


Popular Topics(Views 7days)
New General Forums
Energy Crisis
by diggingdeeper. 13th Aug 2020 4:15am
New Brighton racing memories
by johncon. 12th Aug 2020 9:02am
TV licence
by casper. 11th Aug 2020 5:27pm
Hi everyone.
by Harp1st. 6th Aug 2020 12:16pm
New Wirral History
Woodside Ferry on Upton Rd
by mikeeb. 11th Aug 2020 12:50pm
A Stanworth Shop, Birkenhead North
by diggingdeeper. 6th Aug 2020 11:11am
Toll booths Birkenhead Tunnel
by mikeeb. 4th Aug 2020 2:34pm
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 2nd Jul 2020 9:59pm
Outdoor swimming pools
by mikeeb. 30th Jun 2020 4:26pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
Boaty McBoatface takes shape
The gathering storm: Mersey waterfront today
Topic Replies
Ignition Switch Faulty Barrel Worn Key
by diggingdeeper. 15th Aug 2020 3:43pm
Caravan/holiday home to rent
by fish5133. 14th Aug 2020 9:37pm
Ron Gittins Stories ?
by DaDoRon. 14th Aug 2020 7:03pm
What song are you listening to?
by Dilly. 14th Aug 2020 6:32pm
Bultaco pursang
by BultacoAstro. 14th Aug 2020 10:29am
Advice Needed Hellcat Carrera rear Wheel
by BultacoAstro. 14th Aug 2020 9:19am
Men's mountain bike
by Peter0787. 12th Aug 2020 1:58pm
Any Auto Electricians here?
by Pete_M. 12th Aug 2020 10:10am
Woodside Ferry on Upton Rd
by mikeeb. 12th Aug 2020 9:24am
August
M T W T F S S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Restaurant/pub with outdoor seating - Bromborough
by diggingdeeper. 8th Aug 2020 11:17am
Previous Topic
Next Topic
Print Topic
Rate Topic
Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club #850508
15th Jan 2014 8:01am
15th Jan 2014 8:01am
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,176
tranmere
B
bert1 Offline OP

Wiki Veteran
bert1  Offline OP

Wiki Veteran
B
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,176
tranmere
They must have been 3 mates out playing and tragedy struck. The minefield would have formed along with the dragons teeth, etc. part of the coastal defences. Its easy I suppose with the benefit of hindsight, did they really think an invasion from mainland Europe would have came this way?
I suppose they had to prepare for every eventuality or was it a confidence booster for the people that unfortunately cost lives?

Attached Files
lgc1.JPG (477 downloads)
lgc2.JPG (474 downloads)
lgc.JPG (475 downloads)
l.JPG (474 downloads)

God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.
Google Ads
Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #850512
15th Jan 2014 8:33am
15th Jan 2014 8:33am
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,904
Wallasey
S
Salmon Online content
Forum Addict
Salmon  Online Content
Forum Addict
S
Joined: Oct 2011
Posts: 1,904
Wallasey
The official line was that an invasion could have come via Ireland but it really defies belief that the Germans would have gone so far out of their way.

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #850520
15th Jan 2014 9:18am
15th Jan 2014 9:18am
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 440
Wirral
A
AR_One Offline
Smartchild
AR_One  Offline
Smartchild
A
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 440
Wirral
There was always a fear during WW2 that Ireland, although neutral, did have certain elements in the government that leant towards Germany. If this was the case it could of turned out that a German Invasion of Ireland would of met not that much resistance and given Germany a second front to attack mainland UK from.

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #850534
15th Jan 2014 10:36am
15th Jan 2014 10:36am
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 255
wirral
B
bazzoh Offline

Addict
bazzoh  Offline

Addict
B
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 255
wirral
Agree with the above and it would have made sense to use Ireland as a stepping stone and staging area for a potential invasion - don't think it was ever officially part of the plan though .

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bazzoh] #850561
15th Jan 2014 1:30pm
15th Jan 2014 1:30pm
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 106
avon dassett
P
petethebike Offline
Enthusiast
petethebike  Offline
Enthusiast
P
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 106
avon dassett
During the construction of the Bidston Moss interchange in the late 1960's,sand was taken from Leasowe foreshore/dunes area, and used in temporary works. A land mine was tipped from one of the trucks at the interchange site.An Army Bomb Disposal team was called out and made it safe.
I dread to think of the mine being dropped into the lorry,bounced across Leasowe Road and up Cross Lane before being tipped. Could have been a disaster.
Obviously a thorough clear up had not been successful after the war. Wonder if there may be the odd one still undiscovered?

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: petethebike] #850641
15th Jan 2014 7:31pm
15th Jan 2014 7:31pm
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Wallasey
Capt_America Offline
Forum Addict
Capt_America  Offline
Forum Addict
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,514
Wallasey
Obviously they are the obituaries but I wonder what the paper reported on the day or the day after?


See you in cyberspace!
Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: Capt_America] #850747
16th Jan 2014 7:43am
16th Jan 2014 7:43am
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,176
tranmere
B
bert1 Offline OP

Wiki Veteran
bert1  Offline OP

Wiki Veteran
B
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,176
tranmere
It would be interesting to see what was recorded in the papers, if indeed anything was reported at all.
I wonder how hurriedly these minefields were put in place and how detailed the records were of exactly where and how many there was. If one ended up on the back of a lorry years later they probably didn't know how many they were looking for during the clean up.
Did the boys get on to the minefield via the sea?
I would expect the minefield to be wired off and signposted landside to keep the public off and make them aware.


God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.
Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #850773
16th Jan 2014 10:01am
16th Jan 2014 10:01am
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 558
Cheshire
Y
yoller Offline
Smartchild
yoller  Offline
Smartchild
Y
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 558
Cheshire
Bert, I was looking at the earlier thread about the Blitz in Birkenhead on 12 / 13 March 1941 - the same date these three boys were killed in the minefield.

On the Liverpool Museums website about the Blitz at ...

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/maritime/exhibitions/blitz/blitz.aspx

... it mentions this: 'The RAF also lit decoy fires on the sands of the Dee estuary, close to the Wirral shore, to confuse the enemy bombers. These succeeded in attracting many bombs that would otherwise have landed on Merseyside.'

I wonder if these lads were killed not by mines, but by German bombs?

It would be interesting to hear the full story, but it was probably not reported in detail at the time.

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: yoller] #850803
16th Jan 2014 12:45pm
16th Jan 2014 12:45pm
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,176
tranmere
B
bert1 Offline OP

Wiki Veteran
bert1  Offline OP

Wiki Veteran
B
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 8,176
tranmere
Yoller,

I did notice the date,

The trouble I have with the killed by German bombing theory is,

Why would we blame it on ourselves, killed in our own minefield.
I'm thinking it would have been easier to blame it on the bombing but perhaps they seen it as an opportunity to warn others especially children to the dangers of the minefields in the area.


God help us,
Come yourself,
Don't send Jesus,
This is no place for children.


Bertieone.
Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #857674
12th Feb 2014 6:24am
12th Feb 2014 6:24am
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 336
Thingwall
B
bigpete Offline
Old Hand
bigpete  Offline
Old Hand
B
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 336
Thingwall
No bombs fell there - only along the East and West Coasts. They fell on unexpected places like Thingwall - but not Leasowe Shore

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bigpete] #857722
12th Feb 2014 1:49pm
12th Feb 2014 1:49pm
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 472
Pensby
M
marty99fred Offline

Smartchild
marty99fred  Offline

Smartchild
M
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 472
Pensby
Originally Posted by bigpete
No bombs fell there - only along the East and West Coasts. They fell on unexpected places like Thingwall - but not Leasowe Shore
I'm not sure what your evidence for your statement is, but the official bombing map produced by Wallasey Corporation after the war clearly shows a large number of bomb impacts in the area where you claim none fell. There are groups of bombs marked as falling in the fields at the end of Pasture Road and those opposite Leasowe Open Air Hospital, in the fields either side of Reeds Lane, and on both Leasowe and Wallasey Golf Courses, as well as numerous single impacts all along the coast from Harrison Drive to Moreton Shore.

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #857723
12th Feb 2014 2:40pm
12th Feb 2014 2:40pm
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 255
wirral
B
bazzoh Offline

Addict
bazzoh  Offline

Addict
B
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 255
wirral
Plus the figure of 8 pond near claremount school is apparantly a crater?

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: marty99fred] #857728
12th Feb 2014 3:11pm
12th Feb 2014 3:11pm
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,024
Wirral
D
davew3 Offline
Forum Guide
davew3  Offline
Forum Guide
D
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,024
Wirral
Sometime around the sixties/late fifties, two army lorries were swamped just by Derby pool they were on the sands they had been digging out 2 bombs that had been dropped in that area, as we were kids and had no nanny state and health and safety to look after us and keep us miles away, we watched the army recovering the lorries with the recovered bombs on board with the crowds who were also watching, I always thought that the picture of the plod standing by the defused landmine was at the back of the hospital at Moreton.

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: bert1] #956725
31st Jul 2015 3:39pm
31st Jul 2015 3:39pm
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 17
Bromborough
Kylix Offline
Newbeee
Kylix  Offline
Newbeee
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 17
Bromborough
Speaking a while ago with one of the directors of John Beech Limited (Civil Engineers in Bromborough), I was told during construction of the M53 in the 70's, sand was taken from the sand-hills between derby pool and Leasowe for use in the construction and backfilled with spoil from the motorway excavations. One day during these activities, work was halted due to an unexploded bomb being dug up and dropped into the back of a wagon! Bomb disposal unit came to the scene and sorted.

Re: Minefield, Leasowe Golf Club [Re: Kylix] #956979
2nd Aug 2015 3:46pm
2nd Aug 2015 3:46pm
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 106
avon dassett
P
petethebike Offline
Enthusiast
petethebike  Offline
Enthusiast
P
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 106
avon dassett
Nice to see an independant confirmation of my earlier post on this topic!


Moderated by  Mod 

Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Ignition Switch Faulty Barrel Worn Key
by fish5133. 14th Aug 2020 9:58pm
Any Auto Electricians here?
by Pete_M. 12th Aug 2020 10:08am
Woodside Ferry on Upton Rd
by mikeeb. 11th Aug 2020 12:50pm
Restaurant/pub with outdoor seating - Bromborough
by CarterUSM. 7th Aug 2020 9:00pm
Restaurant/pub with outdoor seating - Bromborough
by CarterUSM. 7th Aug 2020 8:59pm
For Sale & Free
Caravan/holiday home to rent
by Peter0787. 13th Aug 2020 7:42pm
Men's mountain bike
by Peter0787. 12th Aug 2020 1:58pm
Xbox One Console With RDR 2 And 22" LG TV
by rhoobarb2002. 6th Aug 2020 4:13pm
Roland U-20 Vintage 80s/90s RS-PCM Keyboard/Synth
by rhoobarb2002. 6th Aug 2020 3:41pm
Three light unit
by gerry1. 3rd Aug 2020 10:36am
Member Spotlight
derekdwc
derekdwc
Birkenhead
Posts: 5,137
Joined: October 2008
Show All Member Profiles 
Newest Members
LACEWWING11, Bobblenose, Johan_Enrik, Oscar27, Barry02020
13472 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Restaurant/pub with outdoor seating - Bromborough
by CarterUSM. 7th Aug 2020 9:00pm
Restaurant/pub with outdoor seating - Bromborough
by CarterUSM. 7th Aug 2020 8:59pm
What Wood?
by rocks. 1st Aug 2020 7:12pm
Covid testing with certification on Wirral
by CarterUSM. 23rd Jul 2020 10:46am
Neowise comet
by mikeeb. 20th Jul 2020 9:04pm
News : New Topics
New Merseyrail trains covered in graffiti
by mikeeb. 28th Jul 2020 6:38pm
Found bicycle seat cover
by BultacoAstro. 25th Jul 2020 10:43am
Regeneration of New Ferry
by Excoriator. 24th Jul 2020 3:53pm
Painted frontages of new Ferry Shops.
by Excoriator. 23rd Jul 2020 11:29pm
Liver building
by cools. 26th Jun 2020 11:14pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Ignition Switch Faulty Barrel Worn Key
by fish5133. 14th Aug 2020 9:58pm
Any Auto Electricians here?
by Pete_M. 12th Aug 2020 10:08am
Advice Needed Hellcat Carrera rear Wheel
by BultacoAstro. 28th Jul 2020 11:04am
River Mersey , then and now
by cools. 23rd Jul 2020 7:19pm
What is sitting on roof
by BultacoAstro. 9th Jul 2020 11:03am
Popular Topics(Views 24hrs)
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 5:53am
Sunset Sat 8:39pm
Local Time Sat 6:11pm
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1.1