Friday, 14 April 2017

Healy Dell (Rochdale) Bomb Factory

In a hidden valley near Rochdale is a forgotten site from World War Two - a Munitions Works at Healey Dell where bombs and shells were filled. It opened in 1941 and closed two years later. In that time it produced around 130 million 20lb bombs and 25lb shells. Today you can still see many of the buildings that were either adapted for war work or purpose built. There are pillboxes, air raid shelters and magazines still standing



Some bunkers
 





 

 Main buildings 
 





  Way in (you need to be flexible)



 more inside














 Pill boxes 



 water pumps









 
   



 The mill





Stock fish pond





1 comment:

  1. Cracking explore lads, thanks for documenting the Forgotten past ( Jimmy)

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