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Post WWII Concrete Barges, Lymm - August 2011. - 29-08-2011, 19:59

WWII Concrete Barges, Lymm

Hidden away in a small corner of woodland, just off the Manchester Ship Canal in Lymm are these 3 concrete barges

The area is quite overgrown, but easy enough to access once you know where to look

Possibly linked to "Mulberry Harbour"

The Mulberry Harbour was built for D-Day in June 1944, it's purpose was to ease and speed up the unloading process so that Allied troops were supplied as they advanced across France after breaking out from Normandy and was one of the greatest engineering feats of World War Two

Whilst in the Area with Solo1 looking for venues for a highline we decided to take a quick detour to see the barges up close

....Take pictures and leave ONLY
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Default 29-08-2011, 20:48

I remember seeing the remains of one of these near Whitby when I was a kid, probably still there.

Great isn't it that war brings out the best in man's ingenuity.
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Default 30-08-2011, 11:50

Good stuff. These are usually quite overgrown in summer. There's a little wooden building hidden in the undergrowth on the corner of this little bit of water where it joins the ship canal.

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Default 30-08-2011, 19:32

Fantastic little mooch
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Default 30-10-2011, 19:59

there's another two hidden in the woods on the east side! And a further two submerged!
There are trees growing through the hull! Amazing site!
Good to see that site again!
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