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STARFISH BOMBING DECOY SF35D

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  CIVIL BOMBING DECOY C22D
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A Second World War bombing decoy site at Worsthorne. It was built in April 1941 as a 'Permanent Starfish' site to deflect enemy bombing from the town of Accrington. By the end of 1941 a 'QL' decoy was incorporated into the site as part of the 'C-series' of civil decoys to protect Bank Top station. The 'Starfish' decoy operated by lighting a series of controlled fires during an air raid to replicate an urban area targeted by bombs. The 'QL' decoy simulated the railway marshalling yard lights and factory lighting associated with Bank Top. The site is referenced as being in use until 1942. Aerial photography from 1955 shows a control building located at SD 884 324. The control building would have housed an operations room and power generator and provided the decoy crew with shelter. Further 'Starfish' and civil bombing decoy sites for Accrington were located at Haslingden, Accrington, Burnley and Hameldon Hill.

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