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Wartime Tragedy – NEW DATE – Monday February 26

26th February 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

£8.00 – £18.50

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THIS IS A NEW, SECOND DATE FOR THIS TALK

On 22nd February 1944 two American wartime bombers collided in the skies close to Irthlingborough. One of these doomed planes crash landed in the position of what is now “Brightwater Lake” close to the Visitor Centre. A memorial service is being held in February to commemorate exactly 80 years to the day when the disaster occurred with the loss of 17 brave aircrew, which will be the start of fundraising, to pay for the construction of a permanent memorial to the men.

The talk will cover the events of the day using eyewitness accounts, photographs, and relics from the crash site. It will also coincide with a week-long exhibition being staged, which will cover the involvement that the US airmen had locally.

About the Speaker

Andy Dyks was born and raised in Irthlingborough and has lived locally all his life. He worked at Unilever Research Laboratory in Sharnbrook for over 42 years and was lucky enough to take early retirement at the end of 2022. This has allowed him to focus his attention on his passion for local history.

Talk Details

This talks starts at 2.00pm and will be approx. 45mins – 1 hour. If you choose a cream tea or afternoon tea this will be served after the talk. Lunch bookings will be at 12.30pm.

All tickets include parking for the duration of the event and ticket type. Members, of course, benefit from free parking all day.

Lunch menu must be pre-ordered when you book – detailed below. Please advise us of any dietary requirements when you book your ticket.

You can book below. Alternatively, please book your space at the reception desk in the Visitor Centre or email info@rftrust.org.uk.

Group discounts are available for groups over 10, please get in touch for group bookings. Limited spaces available.

Details

Date:
26th February 2024
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£8.00 – £18.50
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