Air Crash Memorial Service, Grindon

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Date:1947 - 1950 (c.)

Description:On 13 February 1947, a Halifax RT 922 aircraft crashed on Grindon Moor, near Sheldon Farm, killing the crew of 8. It was apparently trying to drop supplies to Grindon village during the hard winter of 1947.

A memorial was erected in the church shortly afterwards. In September 1999 a new memorial, a six foot high cairn, was unveiled.

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Image courtesy of: Alstonefield Local History Society

Donor ref:Grindon Air Crash Memorial Service (173/22329)

Source: Alstonefield Local History Society

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