EAW002729 ENGLAND (1946). The Montague L Meyer Ltd timber storage site on Ditton Marsh, Widnes, 1946

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Title [EAW002729] The Montague L Meyer Ltd timber storage site on Ditton Marsh, Widnes, 1946
Reference EAW002729
Date 12-September-1946
Link
Place name WIDNES
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 349600, 384319
Longitude / Latitude -2.7572725992731, 53.353084116165
National Grid Reference SJ496843

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Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 10:07:56 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 10:05:12 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW pillbox.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 10:03:21 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 10:01:55 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW anti-aircraft searchlight operating position.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:59:13 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:50:59 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:48:50 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:46:34 PM
Location of a 2ndWW small surface blast shelter associated with the adjacent Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:44:19 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:42:56 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:39:53 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:31:52 PM
Approx. location of a 2ndWW Barrage Balloon operating site.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:21:13 PM
Location of a 2ndWW anti-aircraft searchlight operating position.

redmist
Tuesday 21st of July 2020 09:18:10 PM
Cock And Trumpet Pub

Ginger79
Saturday 2nd of May 2020 09:58:24 PM
Houses later demolished for Myer's Timber

Ginger79
Saturday 2nd of May 2020 09:56:40 PM

Ginger79
Wednesday 1st of May 2019 02:48:23 PM
LMS Black Five

Ginger79
Wednesday 1st of May 2019 02:47:01 PM
Remains of Ditton Brook Iron Works

Ginger79
Wednesday 1st of May 2019 02:43:37 PM
Looks like an S & T mess and tool van.

John Wass
Tuesday 12th of March 2019 04:44:42 PM

Bottom Yard
Wednesday 6th of March 2019 12:43:23 PM

Bottom Yard
Wednesday 6th of March 2019 11:56:21 AM
MILL & VACUME ENGINE.

Bottom Yard
Tuesday 5th of March 2019 12:15:29 PM

Bottom Yard
Saturday 19th of January 2019 04:30:51 PM
STEWARD'S BROOK.

Bottom Yard
Saturday 19th of January 2019 04:28:47 PM
STEAM CRANE DISUSED, NO MERSEY FLAT.S THEN,MOST BY RAIL'

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 05:35:50 PM
incorrect, from Facebook A Short History of the OAKDALE

1929 the materials were ordered to construct 4 Mersey Flats, but the slump came along and then the Depression. In 1936 one was built called the FRED ABEL then the War came along.



After the War there was a steel shortage and so the OAKDALE was started in 1949 and launched on 15 September 1951, she worked for them until 1963 when Abel’s ceased trading and was sold to Rea's who then sold her in 1969 To Saint Thomas church Lydiate to use as a youth club .then she was sold to Frank Boothby Owner of restaurant boat Roland based in burscough who wanted to make her into a floating restaurant but that fell through and then I bought her for £300 in 1976 After some repairs and had it tow down the canal from burcough to liverpool to the yard of Bootle barges company in February 1977



The OAKDALE is 72' 6" long, 15' 9" beam, 6’ 6” moulded depth, she is 66 reg ton gross, 63 reg ton net, displacement in working order 52 tons, her official number is 183820, cargo capacity 120 tons. She is of composite construction. Iron frames run the length of her parallel body with wood frames from the forward and aft bulkhead. She has a green heart bottom and from the turn of the bilges to deck level is of oak, her decks are of Oregon pine.



She is second-to-last vessel built by Richard Abel's and the second-to-last wooden Mersey Flat ever built. The last, RUTH BATE, has been scrapped and thus the only other Flat still in existence is the Flat MOSSDALE. This smaller vessel is at Ellesmere Port Boat Museum and has been the recipient of a National Lottery Fund grant to help preserve her. She is a Chester-built Flat that was later bought, and rebuilt, by Abel's of Runcorn. OAKDALE was designed to work on Mersey and the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

Ginger79
Saturday 2nd of May 2020 10:02:23 PM
BOILER HOUSE, POWER STATION NEVER FINISHED WWII STOPPED COMPLETION ABANDONED.

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 05:31:14 PM
PITS 6 FEET DEEP WATER AND QUICK LIME? TI'S LONG A GO, FULL OF COWS UDDER'S, NOSE'S AND PLS DON'T ASK, READY TO RENDER DOWN TO MAKE INTO NICE JELLY FOR YOUR TEA, ADDED TO A LOT OTHER PRODUCTS YOU MAY NEVER EAT AGAIN.

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 05:28:09 PM
CRODA GELATINE WORKS

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 05:16:18 PM
RECREATION CLUB.

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 05:13:55 PM
BOWLING GREEN.

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 05:12:50 PM

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 04:49:13 PM
DITTON BEACON, SHOWED A WHITE LIGHT AT THIS TIME, DISUSED NOW

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 04:18:20 PM
CLAP GATE PUB.

Bottom Yard
Thursday 17th of January 2019 03:37:26 PM
shunting loco?

Martin
Saturday 20th of December 2014 11:26:27 PM