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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, 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.

By Lancashire At War, Apr 9 2017 10:07PM

Over the last few weeks we have been quietly updating pages. Most of these have been thanks to people contacting us with new information, stories and photographs. So a big THANK YOU to everyone who has got in touch. And our apologies at how long it sometimes takes us to acknowledge you.


As a result the following pages have been updated: Ghost Signs; Lucas Green AA Gun; Heywood 35MU; Barrage Balloons - associated buildings;


PLUS: Soon to come: Pillboxes, and several others.


We LOVE people contacting us, so if you have some information or a site you know about that we have not covered, please contact us.

By Lancashire At War, Jan 22 2017 07:44PM

It has been a long time since we posted a new page.......but we have been busy.

One of the things we have been researching is ROF Radcliffe. Many people do not realise there was a Royal Ordnance Factory in Radcliffe during both world wars - but there was.

http://www.lancashireatwar.co.uk/rof-radcliffe/4593469299

By Lancashire At War, Jan 4 2017 10:47PM

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=11Y1m8atZfWKqC3ujcJ72ARjIojk&ll=53.538522166755605%2C-2.2792607500000486&z=12


The above link (cut and paste in a new tab) will take you to an excellent Google Map page created by Jon Bleasdale.


The map pinpoints WW2 sites located on various websites (including LancashireAtWar.co.uk) associated with World War Two events. Bombs dropped, Home Guard check points, pillboxes, Barrage Balloon sites etc..


It is a great map. That has been helped by this website and in turn, helps this website.


It is constantly updated and very well made.

Thanks again, Jon.

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