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#875995 - 19th May 2014 3:43pm Storeton woods 1945-47
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At the end of WW2 a lot of used and damaged military vehicles were crammed into Storeton Woods. Which Army camp was involved in the repair of the vehicles?

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#876175 - 20th May 2014 11:46am Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: Swainey]
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The woods were one of my play areas at that time. I can't remember seeing them; where were they? I do remember the disused radar station at the top of Lever Causeway; we used to play there too.
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#876177 - 20th May 2014 11:55am Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: Swainey]
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I remember as a small child after the war, seeing military vehicles inc. a lot of ambulances being parked up shoulder to shoulder in Arrowe Park. Like Chris, I don't recall ever seeing any in Storeton Woods. Upton would have been the nearest army camp for repair/scrapping I would think.

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#876179 - 20th May 2014 12:05pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: ]
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During the war a lot of military vehicles were stored on parts of the Lever Causeway, the parts closed to the public beyond Storeton, towards Thornton Hough.
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#876211 - 20th May 2014 3:01pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: chriskay]
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The woods were one of my play areas at that time. I can't remember seeing them; where were they? I do remember the disused radar station at the top of Lever Causeway; we used to play there too.


I remember an old disused building on the right hand side as you go down lever causeway, it was there in the eighties when I was a kid. Was this the radar station Chris?

Lever Causeway was known locally as the mile road and they reckon that the second further part of Storeton wood was haunted.
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#876233 - 20th May 2014 4:05pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: Swainey]
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I remember the building on levers causeway, spent many an hour playing there in the early eighties. The only other place the vehicles could have been stored was at the old raf listening station which was at the back of the woods between red hill road and brimstone village

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#876243 - 20th May 2014 4:27pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: Finney]
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Yes, ManxCat/Finney, here's an O.S.map showing the radar station and an aerial photo from 1948.
Finney, I think the site you refer to was the ack ack site between Red Hill Rd and Brimstage; there's a thread about it here
http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/267865/1.html
The "listening station" was probably the gun-laying radar in the field opposite the gun site. There are pictures on page 2 of that thread (I think).


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#876458 - 21st May 2014 4:10pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: Swainey]
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In the Seventies I was told that after the war military vehicles were stored for a few years just off Brimstage Lane.The area is now a small copse on the left,approx.50 yards past the junction with Red Hill road before the road turns sharply to go under the M53

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#876465 - 21st May 2014 5:02pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: 335steve]
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In the Seventies I was told that after the war military vehicles were stored for a few years just off Brimstage Lane.The area is now a small copse on the left,approx.50 yards past the junction with Red Hill road before the road turns sharply to go under the M53


Yes, that's the Storeton ack ack site. Here's a couple of pictures, one is as it was recently (well, since the M53 was built), the other shows it in 1955.


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#876856 - 23rd May 2014 5:37pm Re: Storeton woods 1945-47 [Re: Swainey]
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thanks Chris, really interesting photos, I hadn't realised just what had been there.

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