First location revealed
on our 'Hidden Views on Merseyside' series
week we asked if any of you
could work out the location of this view above. If you are not
aware, over the next few weeks we will be looking at hidden
photographic opportunities, on Merseyside. This images was also
placed on our Twitter account and Andre Gauthier was first to reply
with the correct answer as to the location. The image was taken from
the The Formby Bypass (A565) bridge over the River Alt, looking up
river at the old 2nd World War Machine Gun emplacement known as a
'pillbox'. Sadly many of these pillboxs are now starting to
be lost for ever, as they are removed for things like farming or
building work, or just crumbling away. These, as some would say are
'blots on the landscape' but really you could say that they are the
modern age equivalent to castles and forts in many ways. We should
protect the remaining ones, as they are a physical reminder to all
generations, since the 2nd World War, of what could have happened
and what effect the 2nd World war had on Britan. This one is sited
on the banks of the Alt as it joins the Downholland Brook, on what
was the original Southport to Liverpool Road. This river can turn
tortuous quickly as water levels can change rapidly and the banks
can easily stop anyone from getting out in an emergency. This area
is still prown to flooding, even though the section is now no longer
Tidel, thanks to the
Altmouth Pumping Station,
Hightown, next door to Formby, hence the large embankments you can
see along the river. At the other side of the Pumping Station, the
river changes suddenly to a salt water mix as it empties into the
Irish Sea, near the edge of the Mersey estuary, at Hightown. Sadly
the public can not enter to see the pumping station as it is located
in the middle the Army's Rifle Range, known as Altcar Training Camp.
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Next photograph (below) in our hidden picture postcard image opportunities
is of the oldest patrial on a building of a Liverbird... But do you
know it's location?
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emailing our newsroom for next week!