Lancashire At

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, 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.

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

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 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.

By Lancashire At War, Nov 11 2016 10:55AM

In memory of all servicemen and women killed in battle.

We will remember them

This image is not our copyright and can be purchased at:

By Lancashire At War, Sep 24 2016 01:30PM

The night of September 25th/26th 2016 will be the 100 year anniversary of a zeppelin attack over Lancashire - which dropped bombs on Bacup, Rawtenstall, Irwell Vale, Holcombe, Greenmount and then over Bolton, where thirteen people were killed.

The "myth" of a bomb crater near Peel Tower is still there to be read on local newspsper on-line sites. However, while that "crater" is in fact a quarry, thanks to Dr Alan Heyworth, we believe we may well have found a genuine surviving bomb crater.

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