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Default 13-08-2010, 16:35

nah , the box is on the other side near the old path underpass under the railway. (now gated) and locked. corus side


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Default 13-08-2010, 16:56

I think I know where you mean, but unless its completely buried now I've never seen it. Maybe chuck me a googlemaps link?


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Default 13-08-2010, 17:34

Some other pillboxes in the area:

Hawarden Bridge Area Pillboxes
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Default 10-11-2010, 19:14

I had a lovely guided tour of this place last night... An airsoft club that I'm part of has access to it. It's in amazing condition inside, stripped of a lot of the wiring though... More safes than I could count and a massive vault room like you'd expect in a bank! I'll be back there soon with my camera so expect a full report
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Default 10-11-2010, 19:19

Just needs a few pikeys to boot a few doors off now eh


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Default 11-11-2010, 09:44

Great news, love this place. Spent 4 years travelling past it on the train. Which airsoft club are you with? My brother is in one in the area, might ask him about access.


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Default 11-11-2010, 12:51

If he plays in the area I'm fair sure he'll be with the same one I'm with!
It's called SWAT airsoft, www.swaturban.com there's a video of the site on the front page or linked here

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The site is very secure now, and there are people from the group there almost every day.
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Default 11-11-2010, 13:11

yep they're the ones, he's not done much this year as he was in his final year at uni, but no doubt he'll be back soon enough

Did you ever see much of what was left at Saighton Camp?


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Default 11-11-2010, 13:25

What's your brothers name? Chances are we've shot at each other lol.
I played nearly every game they hosted at Saighton, I was in Australia when they said they were losing the site, so I flew back and played the last game there
There's some footage of Saighton on my youtube channel, here mainly just us running around getting grenades thrown at us, but you can still see some of the site
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Default 20-10-2011, 23:17

I spent a large part of my misguided yoof living in Parkgate and remember when Summers was a proper, working plant. The glow from the blast furnaces (four, if I remember correctly) could always be seen at night but when they blew the Bessemer converters the entire sky lit up and you could clearly see the huge shower of sparks.

Summers always claimed ownership of the salt marshes off Burton, but I suspect that was bluff as the Crown own all intertidal parts of the coast. The salt marsh behind Summers was always off limits because it was a MOD firing range but I suspect that has been well abandoned by now.

I lived in Parkgate from 1965 to 1974 (prior to that we lived in Heswall).

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