Lancashire At War.co.uk

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, 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.

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:

https://www.posterlounge.co.uk/poppy-flypast-pr236586.html

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.


http://www.lancashireatwar.co.uk/zeppelin-crater/4592981043

By Lancashire At War, Aug 27 2016 04:00PM

This September 7th & 8th you can once again get involved with the on-going recording of the War defences on Walney Island near Barrow. A beautiful area of the country with some great relics of war defences.


See how to get involved HERE:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/recording-the-bay-archaeological-survey-of-military-heritage-on-south-walney-tickets-27158649251

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