Archive for the ‘WW2 Relics’ Category

I just had to add this!

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

This is a real laugh, it sums up exactly the corrupt science of global warming. Bye the way I emailed the met office about how the notian that CO² can re-heat the Earth as it absorbs the outgoing infra-red radiation, simply asked if they could explain it in the context of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Still nothing, but them I’m just a prole, why bother, they already have the scientific consensus, I think they are due a fall!

Spent Cartridges

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Recent excavations in the area of the Dining Room at the old Hall have uncovered some spent 303 calibre cartridge cases. Thus far two have been unearthed, one in much better condition than the other, the picture below is of the two cartridges.

The Spitfire

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

During the Second World War the inhabitants of Aberford, contributed towards the cost of a Supermarine Spitfire and in June of 1941 an aircraft, a Mark Vb serial number: P8640 was delivered to RAF Brize Norton. A recent enquirer, Johnny Lyttle of Aberford asked if I knew anything about the aircraft.

Being off topic I had not pursued the history of the plane, however I recalled a picture of the plane in a book produced some years ago, titled “Aberford in Times Past” by A.G.Bennett, T. Hayton, K.Hewitt. The entry gave a serial number for the aircraft, so I passed this to Johnny with the suggestion that the MOD might be able to provide more information on the life of the plane. He took up the baton and has been successful in discovering some of the history of the aircraft.

The Ramps in Parlington Park

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I recently received an enquiry from a reader [Bill of Aberford] who, whilst walking the dog around Parlington, wondered what the brick and concrete ramp structures were for.

This was my response:
In a few words, during WW2 the area was occupied by an Army Repair Depot and the ramps were for maintaining vehicles, I am told that towards the end of the war there were Half-tracked vehicles parked side by side the entire length of the fence line on the north side of the drive. This is from a villager who was posted to Aberford towards the end of the war, married a local girl and therefore stayed on in Aberford, he is quite old now and lives just off Parlington Drive.