Altcar Training Camp

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Altcar Training Camp
Hightown, Merseyside
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Altcar Training Camp
Altcar Training Camp is located in Merseyside
Altcar Training Camp
Altcar Training Camp
Location within Merseyside
Coordinates 53°31′43″N 3°03′33″W / 53.52859°N 03.05912°W / 53.52859; -03.05912Coordinates: 53°31′43″N 3°03′33″W / 53.52859°N 03.05912°W / 53.52859; -03.05912
Type Barracks
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator  British Army
Site history
Built 1860
Built for War Office
In use 1860-Present
Garrison information
Occupants North West Reserve Forces & Cadets Association


Altcar Training Camp is located in Hightown, Merseyside, England. The 620-acre (250 ha) estate is composed of beaches, marshland, fields and small woods. The range is run by the North West Reserve Forces & Cadets Association.[1]

History[edit]

William Molyneux, 4th Earl of Sefton first made the site available for the Grand Lancashire Rifle Contest on 29 October 1860.[2] He donated the land to the volunteer forces two years later.[2] A railway station was established near the site in 1862 but closed in 1921. The site, which had been known as Altcar Rifle Range, was renamed Altcar Training Camp in 1970.[2] In February 2016 a pavilion was burnt to the ground in a controlled fire to make way for new facilities.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Altcar Training Camp". North West Reserve Forces & Cadets Association. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Altcar Rifle Range". 20 August 2014. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Altcar Training Camp". Formby Bubble. Retrieved 8 July 2016.