Central area showing the Langsett and Midhope dams tank firing range including Ewden Heights. Location of camp on range and billets on Joseph Lane etc
More information about the tank range can be found at Langsett Dam wall at the junction with Thickwoods Lane.
After the war, the camps were abandoned and people displaced by the Blitz moved into the Nissen huts that were left behind.
The nearby Woodhead Pass was a strategic link, so much so that a system of code-words was devised to confirm that the road was clear for the movement of troops and vehicles
Although people moved on and the community changed, Langsett and Midhope’s contribution to the War are recorded here.