Site 3

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Record site plan

Ariel image of site 3 during the occupation by the US Army

Bowling ally

Starting demolition of the tobacco houses


Skyline club

Skyline club pamphlet

Squadron Party Invite Card

Ariel image of site 3  showing the location of the
defence position at the side sycamore lane


Site 3 Entrance

Site 8 Entrance

World war 2 pillbox bunker located on Sycamore lane
great Sankey opposite site 3 along the side of the railway.

Sycamore lane great Sankey looking east, the new
housing estate on the right is were site 3 was located.

The trees to the left of the road are where the pillbox is located.

Opposite site 3, after crossing the railway bridge of the Manchester to Liverpool railway, is this pedestrian gate in the south perimeter fence, to allow service personnel into site 8, which has been demolished to make way for housing.


Site 3 - Communal Living Area (Kyger Hall)

Site 3 is located South of the airfield opposite to the Manchester to Liverpool Railway line on the side of Sycamore Lane at gate 3.

Originally built as a living site covering an area of 46 acres a total of 374 buildings were constructed on site 3.

Mostly Nissen and SECO huts.

During the late 1940's 39 were converted into married quarters.

The site was demolished during the 1950's and redeveloped into single storey semi detached timber framed buildings and were referred to as 'Tobacco' houses.

They were called 'Tobacco Houses'

108 of these houses were constructed large enough to accommodate a family with up to 3 children.

The site also included a club, bar and a bowling ally.

Site 3 was used by the US Army until 1993.

The site was demolished in 2006 for development of a housing estate.

As of 2016 nothing remains of site 3.

However, a pill box defence position remains in dense undergrowth opposite the new housing estate alongside the Manchester to Liverpool Railway line.

Also a railway bridge leads across for pedestrians to a small gate to enter into site 8.

Bowling Ally on Site 3

Timber Framed Housing Area Known as Tobacco Houses They were
called this
because the lease for the land was paid with American tobacco

More Pictures etc Coming Soon Regarding Site 3 .....

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