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Bowlee Community Park

Type:Municipal Park

Heywood Old Road, Middleton, Greater Manchester, M24 4GS
Bowlee Community Park

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Set within 40 hectares of land, Bowlee Community Park is a former RAF barrage balloon centre and is now used for community sports.

Bowlee Community Park is a former RAF barrage balloon centre which was set up in October 1939. It was the squadron headquarters and maintenance depot for 3 barrage balloon squadrons - 925, 926 and 931. These were Manchester's main balloon defences.

The site was an active RAF facility until June 1944. A modern reference to what used to be on the site is located next to the park with a landscaped area of grass. When viewed from the air, the grass takes the shape of a barrage balloon.

Facilities include an informal orienteering route, a cycle path for disabled users and football pitches.

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