Lydney Industrial Estate in 1945.
explained (Mar 2007) the importance of this area near Lydney during the
Second World War: "The photo shows the large depot used by the Americans
for storage of
before shipping them all
over the country. The first unit here was
the 965 Quartermaster Company to be followed, as the depot grew, by the
238 Quartermaster Salvage "C" Company and the 544 Quartermaster
Battalion. You can see the 4 large camouflaged buildings towards the
top of the photo which are still there today. Eight of the huts in the
corner of the yard are also still
End works is in the bottom right hand corner. Pine End factory would
produce wooden aircraft panels for the Mosquito aircraft
and for the Horsa assault
gliders used in the D Day landings.
The canal is the black line running across the bottom of the photo below Pine End. Below the canal is the shoreline of the river Severn. This photo was taken in August 1945 and shows the depot has been cleared. To see an earlier photo click here > May 24 1945. Below is how the site looks today:
(Photo courtesy of Terry Halford) The same site today.
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