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



kevsy21

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#1
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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Ground floor of the warehouse.
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Second floor
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The Newcomer

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#3
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.
 

Kanekichi

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#6
Nope it's still here I'm sat outside it as we speak haha x
Hello, I've just made a video going through the place, and seeing the images that are around 2009 to 2012, the place is heavily grown over, and most if it somewhat destroyed, and also, the top part of the building is definitely not safe to stand on, nearly fell down one of the holes, the ground is extremely brittle. It's so sad.

 

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