Bootle, Cumbria
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bootle and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Railway Wagon Explosion At Bootle

ON 22ND OF MARCH 1945 MY FATHER HERBERT NORMAN STUBBS WAS THE FIREMAN ON AN AMMUNITION TRAIN.  A WAGON FULL OF DEPTH CHARGES CAUGHT FIRE, SO MY FATHER UNHOOKED IT AND PUT DETONATORS ON THE LINE TO WARN A TROOP TRAIN, WHICH WAS DUE.  THE DEPTH CHARGES EXPLODED AND HE WAS THROWN THROUGH THE AIR. ...Read full memory

A memory of Bootle by Alan Stubbs