I have been contacted with a view to publishing some historical information about
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
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
If you have any ideas and/or would like to be involved please contact me.