Below you wil find current correspondence in relation to;
The Remount Depot Buildings situated Hall Lane, Lathom.
Which is well documented in this website, whilst also on that of Lathom Park Trust.
These remaining buildings are the last indications of an important part of British Military History not only in this area but of the impact of one man’s most reliable ‘friends’ the Horse.
Below the Original Remount Depot Camp Entertainments Hut. Attached to which are two former billet huts from the camp. Evidence in one of washbasins, and in the other ‘feet impressions’ of a stove in floorboards with exit hole of chimmney in roof.
Richards article below in the Ormskirk Advertiser
Local heritage lost forever if replaced by housing. The area lost one iconic image in 2003 with the destruction of its unique Royal Naval Air Station Control Tower on the former WW 2 Air station, now an expanding industrial estate.
Above and below one of only 3 remaining Fleet Air Arm Control Towers left in the country in 2004 , heritage being destroyed for development.
The Military Heritage of the district is now in danger of losing the last vestige of the Remount Depot.
Lathom Parish Council (who’s details are below) would welcome your support, if you believe local history / heritage ought be preserved then add your voice.
The Scouts seek to ‘maximise’ a £2 investment made some fifteen years ago, (Rumour has it that it was little over £1, but nowhere near £2 benefit of doubt to Scouts) Sold likely for prestigious housing in a conservation area.
The ‘overall’ ground area inc existing parking is capable of development for 3/4 prestigious houses, nice maximisation indeed!
Below the letter from Lathom Parish Chairman to the parishoners of Lathom. In turn this letter has been supported by LBMHS. Local press coverage in the Ormskirk Advertiser.
SOME PICTURES OF PAST EVENTS BELOW.
Of the work of the Society in the Community which we attended
Lawrence Critchley gave a talk on HMS Ringtail to the 48th Southport Air Scouts
and donates some built aircraft models as well
Richard and Lawrence on the Ted Robbins morning show
BBC radio Lancashire April 2013
Richard Houghton and Lawrence Critchley gave a talk to pupils of Lordsgate Township Primary school about the meaning of wearing poppy at remembrance time . The society do this each year at local schools leading up to poppy day.
Lawrence Critchley and FLT Lt Clare Pollard (retired) presented a child with the
HMS Ringtail Trophy at Lordsgate Schools annual awards ceremony
Annual Armistice day ceremony 11th November held each year at the HMS Ringatil Monument 10.45 am start
Organised by the Society
BURSCOUGH HERITAGE DAY AT BURSCOUGH WHARF
23 – 24TH JULY 2012
TALK AND DISPLAY BY THE SOCIETY AT THE 2012 AGM ( CUMBRIA)
ROYAL OBSERVER CORPS ASSOCIATION NW REGION
ARMISTICE DAY WREATH LAYERS 2011 HMS RINGTAIL MONUMENT
CEREMONY ORGANISED BY THE SOCIETY
One of the Societies Military Heritage Workshops Burscough Library
The Society had a stand at the Heatons Bridge Inn
Second Invasion Military Vehicle heritage weekend 4th -5th August 2012
Remembrance day Burscough
They are obviously not old enough to remember the horrors of WW2, but two pupils from Lordsgate Primary School, Shawn Flood and (right) Amy Harrison, took their places with pride as the village remembered the fallen yesterday with two special services.
The girl’s original school was demolished in 1941 to build the local air base and re built at its present location.
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Services at the HMS Ringtail memorial on Pippin St. and then in Burscough village attracted hundreds of folk including local Mayor Paul Greenall, and members of Burscough PC.