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WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey

Posted By: red_devil

WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 9th Nov 2019 12:21am

I used to have a classic map of where the bombs fell on Wallasey but it seems to have fallen into a black hole. I get some requests now and then on my wirral web site for this but have been unable to find it. I remember it was black and white, with streets marked and a, (I think), black dot where a bomb fell. Anybody got any ideas?
Posted By: Gibbo

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 11th Nov 2019 10:00am

https://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/303999/re-ww2-bombing-maps-of-wirral.html
Posted By: red_devil

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 11th Nov 2019 12:04pm

thanks gibbo for the link, when I click on the luftwaffe link I get 'not authorised' and Fricks link is no longer in existence
Posted By: diggingdeeper

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 11th Nov 2019 4:20pm

Originally Posted by red_devil
thanks gibbo for the link, when I click on the luftwaffe link I get 'not authorised' and Fricks link is no longer in existence



http://oldwirral.net/ww2_bombs.html
Posted By: locomotive

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 11th Nov 2019 7:12pm

excellent maps ,but there's a lot of damage missing, particularly top of Oxton Road and Cartnforth Street.
Posted By: red_devil

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 13th Nov 2019 1:19pm

excellent find digging - but I am after Wallasey. I'll keep your find for my bhead pages if I dont already have it -Ta La!
Posted By: Excoriator

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 13th Nov 2019 5:07pm

I believe meticulous records were kept of where bombs fell in the war. I would suggest you approach the Wirral Archives and ask them.
Posted By: red_devil

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 13th Nov 2019 10:21pm

thanks Ex
Posted By: Vancouver

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 28th Jul 2020 5:50am

Does anyone have a copy still of the Wirral bombing map? I Iived in Rock Ferry as a child for 1939-1946 and would much appreciate any help.
Posted By: Gibbo

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 28th Jul 2020 9:17am

I think there's now an interactive map available:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-50056395

The Echo also has one:

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/nostalgia/liverpool-blitz-animated-map-charts-9945979

If you're interested in WW2 defence locations, this interactive map is brilliant:

https://edob.mattaldred.com/map/
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 28th Jul 2020 12:41pm

Nice links Gibbo, cheers. happy
Posted By: red_devil

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 28th Jul 2020 1:31pm

Not sure what the first link leads to but its not bombs, I can see barrage balloon sites but no bombs??? The second I am still checking. hopefully I can zoom in on it, because the 'blobs' are covering the map.
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 28th Jul 2020 1:34pm

The BBC website says there is an interactive map but the link it takes you to doesn't allow you to view it.
http://www.warstateandsociety.com/Bombing-Britain
You need to be an academic, student or librarian. frown

Originally Posted by red_devil
Not sure what the first link leads to but its not bombs, I can see barrage balloon sites but no bombs??? The second I am still checking. hopefully I can zoom in on it, because the 'blobs' are covering the map.

That sounds like you are looking at the defence map.
The Echo link has a working bomb map but I have noticed it doesn't cover all bombs landed.
Posted By: red_devil

Re: WW2 Bomb Map - Wallasey - 28th Jul 2020 3:22pm

There was one promising one, but you have to pay to join the site.
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