This web site began with an article in the Link magazine, originally published in March 1987, in which Freda Mullins of High Meadow, recalls her experiences in Lower Tadmarton during World War Two. In it she describes seeing a plane crashing in flames into the Mill Field with the loss of 25 Canadians. Being interested in wartime aviation and aware of the many training crashes in the area, I began to research this, as the loss of this many people stood out even among the high attrition rates of the time. Web sites were scoured and e-mails sent to Canadian sources but to no avail. (I did discover a Dakota crash near Edgehill that had been forgotten) but no trace of 24 Canadians. Ideas of cover-ups arose but in the end it seems that memory had played a trick on Mrs Mullins writing over 40 years later, the Lower Tadmarton plane crash was the wing of the stricken Wellington see the-wellington-crash-of-1944.php. After this I went on to research the story of Nigel Crossley see nigel-crossley.php, I remembered seeing a plaque in the church about him, and a visit there led to the stories of those who had served and died in the Two World Wars. As an active member of The Royal British Legion, I passionately believe these stories of village people serving their country, in their own ways, in time of war should not be lost and so have set up this site to remember them, if not for ever, at least for the life of this technology.

Steve Kingsford

 
 
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