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Report - P.O.W Camp,South Lane,Widnes,4-10

Discussion in 'Military Sites' started by kevsy21, May 12, 2010.

  1. kevsy21

    kevsy21 28DL Regular User
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    The ex POW camp is located on South Lane, Bold, Barrows Green, Widnes.
    It comprise of a large warehouse with 2 floors and located behind are the Anti Aircraft Batteries.
    The AA Battery was used to attack the Luftwaffer over Burtonwood Airbase and Liverpool Docks during the Liverpool and Manchester 'Blitz'. It was home to six 3.7" guns, stores and radio room. A POW camp was built before this then the AA Battery; this is so the Luftwaffe would not bomb their own people. The tower, thought to be a water tower at the front of the site was a Gun and Search Light placement to look over the former POW camp.
    Visited with Georgie.
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  2. Fruitpastels

    Fruitpastels 28DL Member
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    A few taken a couple of days before at the same place...
     
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    The main warehouse was used as a chicken battery, I have heard things about it being a POW camp... Makes me want to check it out more.
     
  4. georgie

    georgie He Never Even Got There
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    Think its gone now
     
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