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    Default WW2 liverpool, remaining sights

    Been working all over the merseyside area for a couple of years now, and still amazed at its richness in history, My intrest is Mainly its industrial past and WW2. So my first question on this forum is, Cany anyone tell me of any interesting Structures/buidlings that still stand that were used in WW2. And are wasy to see.


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    This thread mentions structures from WW2, Martin

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/arc...pool-area.html

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    The citadel - from where the Battle of the Atlantic was orchestrated is now open to the public with the secret basement facility just as it was back then. Entrance to Derby House is in Rumford Street.
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    Been there Ged, spent an hour looking around, fascinating place and as you say, not changed in 60 years

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    Have you been to the museum in Fort Perch Rock at New Brighton? They have a collection of WW2 'things' and pieces of aircraft that were shot down around Merseyside.. its small but packed with bits and pieces and very interesting. I think there's a small charge to get in.

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    Not sights, but lots off WW2 Liverpool stories on the BBC site.

    BBC - WW2 People's War - Liverpool Category


    I am amazed that there is nothing in place to remember the Durning Road air raid shelter victims?
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    The Durning Road tragedy
    The direct hit on the large underground shelter in Durning Road, Edge Hill, was the worst single incident in the Liverpool Blitz as regards loss of life. This occurred in the early hours of 29 November 1940, during the heaviest air raid to date. About 300 people were tightly packed into a shelter in the basement of Edge Hill Training College in Durning Road.

    When a parachute mine hit the building, it collapsed into the shelter below, crushing many of its occupants. Boiling water from the central heating system and gas from fractured mains poured in. Raging fires overhead also made rescue work extremely dangerous. In all, 166 men, women and children were killed. Many more were badly injured.

    'My mother, from the trauma of that night ... never spoke for six months... '
    Mr Joe Lucas, who lost two brothers and two sisters in the tragedy

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    The Blackstock Gardens tragedy was another with a heavy loss of life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    The Blackstock Gardens tragedy was another with a heavy loss of life.
    Thats a nice memorial they had made for them, so simple, yet says it all. Very sad what happened back then.
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