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    Default WW2 pillbox on corner of Springwood Ave / Woolton Rd

    I've driven past it many times over the years and often wondered why it was put there. Anyone know why? Wasn't Garston on our side in the war


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    Are there many more of them in the area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redjed1 View Post
    I've driven past it many times over the years and often wondered why it was put there. Anyone know why? Wasn't Garston on our side in the war

    Are there many more of them in the area?
    Don't know why it was there but often played on it as a kid. There were a few dotted around the area. I remember one on Heath Road, between the railway bridge and the start of Brodie Avenue. It was set into a slope and the back had a long drop behind it. We used to dangle a rope over and then climb down. Slipped once and took a load of skin off my hands through rope burns. I think that particular one is long gone.

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    Hello redjed1 and Kevin.

    See here:

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...ight=pillboxes



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Hello redjed1 and Kevin.

    See here:

    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...ight=pillboxes



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    Thanks Ged - that entire thread had slipped past me.

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    Thanks for the link Ged. One of the replies said it was part of a perimeter defence ring. Still think Garston had something to do with it

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    There is one of these pillboxes as you drive down the Formby bypass just pass the Ince Blundel Hotel, near the site of the microlight base.

    Also, for the history buffs; in the fifties there was a murder on the Wirrel, when a womans body was found in a pill box, it caursed quite a sensation and was in the news for quite some time 'The Pill Box Murder' was the headlines.
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