Thought you might find these shots to be of interest, They depict the
demolition of the (locally) famous control tower on the morning of Saturday
10/07/04. It took over an hour of hard work by an experienced demolition
The owner of the land had seriously looked into the possibility of preservation,
with a view to converting the building into offices but although the
walls were still practically "blastproof" as intended, the
floors and roof had deteriorated beyond repair, so sadly it was not
a viable proposition to restore the structure and it had to be removed
to make way for industrial development.
Industrial development of the former Burscough aerodrome is ongoing,
several clues to it's origins still remain....the smaller hangers as
per your pictures on the site are still present and in use, as is the
large maintenance hanger. Many of the concrete posts of the perimeter
fence are also still in situ and some sections of runway are still visible.
Many of the smaller buildings and remains of buildings have now vanished
under recent development.
Of course not forgetting the memorial at the main entrance to the industrial
estate commemorating all the naval airmen who trained and formed their
units at Burscough only to be lost on later operations.
The picture of the two storey pillbox shown on your site is located
next to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal some way outside the former perimeter
boundary of the airfield and many similar structures still line the
canal to this day.
Alan Barrow 2009