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Exploring the hidden history of War sites in Lancashire


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This is the Blog page for Lancashire At War. A site about lost and largely unknown World War One, World War Two and Cold War sites in Lancashire - and beyond!

By Lancashire At War, Jun 16 2019 07:20PM

With great sadness we wish to pay our respects to our good friend Jonathan Ali. He died recently at just 50 years old. We have known Jonathan and his family for over 30 years. Over that time our paths have crossed several times and each of those times he has been extremely helpful, knowledgeable, full of energy and passion and very kind with his time. In recent years he has helped transcribe several items for inclusion on this website. He will be missed by so many people that it really shows the measure of the man he was. So thank you once again, Jonathan, for all your help over the years.

You can read a short obituary here:

By Lancashire At War, Dec 16 2017 11:11PM

A lot has been added (finally) recently to this site. Upates on the Pillboxes (up to three pages now) Road blocks etc is now up to a third page too! Also new things on POW camps - a new page on Glen Mill, Oldham and a really interesting update on Warth Mill, Bury. Not forgetting Knuzen has been updated with new (old) photos.

Another page has been added about Lowercroft Camp - a local lad's recollections. And a page about the Western Approaches, Liverpool - a top secret underground establishment that is now open to the public as a museum.

Plus a whole page about Radcliffe At War, and local parks Drinkwater and Philips - oh, and much more.....

By Lancashire At War, Aug 30 2017 11:10PM

Recently Updated pages: Lowercroft Army Camp, Ramsbottom ERP and Hollymount. So that is a story of a secret WW2 program in Lowercroft, A newly identified WW2 siren still in situ in the centre of Ramsbottom which helps explain our ERP symbols map. And fimally a postcard of injured Belgium soldiers in Hollymount near Tottington, Bury - and all their names transcribed.

More to come soon (ish)....

By Lancashire At War, Aug 21 2017 07:09PM

Well, it HAS been a while since we updated this site with new material - but life has a tendency of getting in the way sometimes. Not that we have been adle, just not productive online.

I am happy to announce that this will soon change! We have some exciting updtates on stories and sites from WW1, WW2 and The Cold War which will be live over the next few weeks.

One interesting piece of news is that a friend of this site, Alice Graysharp, will be publishing her first novel any day now and it features some of the secret goings on at Lowercroft Camp....

See our Lowercroft Camp page for more details.

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