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Mother Red Caps
Landican Bomber Crash
New Brighton Tower
JU88 Crash at Bromborough
Fort Perch Rock
The Battle of Brunanburgh
Moreton Light House
Meols Lost Viking Boat
Burtons Iron Age Hill Fort
Liscard Gun Battery
Mother Red Caps is undoubtedly one of
white-washed, short; stumpy looking building
was built by the Mainwaring family in 1595 on
the river bank.  It was a bold stone building
with walls nearly three feet thick.  The house
was known by many names over the
century's, names such as the Halfway House,
the White House, Seabank Nook and several
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At 3.40pm on Wednesday 18th October,
Merseyside’s worst air crash occurred at
Landican on the outskirts of Birkenhead. A
B24 Liberator disintegrated in mid-air,
scattering wreckage across farmland and
killing all 24 on board. The cause of the crash
remained undetermined and is a mystery to
this day. The aircraft was a B24H built at
Consolidated Aircraft’s Fort Worth Plant,
Texas in 1942.  
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century New Brighton looking out across the
Mersey.  In 1896 work began on the tower
grounds and a year later work commenced on
the actual frame work of the building.   The
"Maxwell & Tuke" who were already famed for
creating Blackpool tower.  Over the 4 years of
construction an estimated £300,000 was
spent and 5 builder died
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On the 8th October 1940 a German Junkers
Ju88 took off from its base in Caen France.  
Its mission was to bomb and destroy the
Rootes aircraft factory at Speke in Liverpool.  
The aircraft was laden with four 250kg
bombs.  After take off the bomber flew across
the channel to Southampton, then onto
Droitwich, turning at Ellesmere Port  heading
up channel towards its target in Liverpool
around 16:00.  
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Engineers produced plans for a Fort at Perch
Rock in New Brighton.  It would be capable of
holding 7 mounted heavy guns.  The idea of
building the fort there had many tactically
advantages including the ability to fire at sea
level which greatly increased the chances of
scoring a hit as apposed to firing from above
and having to drop on a target.  
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Waterloo, Hastings, Culloden and Agincourt
are battles well known to British people as
those that shaped our nation today.  What
many people do not know is that there is
another great battle which formed the
backbone Englishness as we know it.  The
battle which has been shrouded in mystery
for over a thousand years was possibly the
bloodiest battle ever fought in Great Britain;
and took place right on our door step.
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Mockbeggar Lighthouse stands on the
Common and is a well known landmark on
Wirral. It is built of brick, several feet thick
and is solid at the base, tapering as it goes   
up to a height of one hundred and one feet.
There are seven floors which can be reached
by a cast iron staircase of one hundred and
thirty steps. Over the entrance there is a
tablet bearing the construction date of 1763.
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Archaeologists have discovered what they
believe to be the first Viking ship ever Railway
Inn car park at Meols.  The vessel is thought
to be a 1,000-year-old relic from the Norse
occupation of the Wirral peninsular and was
detected using state-of-the-art ground radar
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One mile South of Burton village is the ancient
hill known as Burton Point, which is located on
a sandstone promontory overlooking the Dee
Valley.  To the untrained eye the area looks
simply like a series of hills and mounds, to an
Archaeologist the area is of great importance.
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This impressive structure which is still partially
standing is one of the great land marks of the
across the River Mersey as an additional line
of defence against all manner of seaborne
threats. Work began in 1858 on the project
and the large fort was completed built from
locally quarried heavy red sand stone...
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