Village History

I have been contacted with a view to publishing some historical information about our village.

This can be done, but I will need information to publish, so this will be very much - your page - I will of course acknowledge any items used.

Over to you and I look forward to receiving copies of your treasures!

“Keep the Date”…………..Village Hall…….Sunday 30th April 2017

 

On 23rd December 1944 a Boeing B-17G FLYING FORTRESS aircraft from the American 749th Bomb Squadron, 457th Bomb Group crashed near the village killing all but one of its crew.

 

Thanks to Tony King from the Military Vehicle Trust and James Tobin, a historian from Hook Norton, our village is to have a permanent memorial stone dedicated to these brave men. The stone will be made from local ironstone and will have a plaque listing their names.

 

Plans are now in full swing for this memorial dedication service which will start at 3pm in the front garden of the village hall where the stone is to be sited. It is hoped to provide an afternoon tea for those attending and there are lots of other ideas that are, as yet, in the planning stage!

 

When the next issue of the Rollright News comes out in March you'll be able to see the final arrangements; we may even be able to have a display of military vehicles, hopefully we can  arrange to have a fly-past AND an evening event with a band and licensed bar!

 

If you have any ideas and/or would like to be involved please contact me.

Many thanks.

Roz  730830 or e-mail leo2roz@gmail.com

Flying Fortress ‘812’

Picture supplied by James Tobin