With Remembrance Day coming up this week, it seemed appropriate to focus on a hidden treasure that has its origins in World War 1. These crew members actually had a fairly good survival rate – much better than contemporaries fighting on the ground or in combat aircraft. Nevertheless it must have taken some guts to sit in a small carriage beneath a large envelope of explosive hydrogen… with a top speed of 53 mph.
Maps haven’t changed a huge amount over the years… compare the one here with the one on your Satnav. Still recognisable as the same sort of thing?! Many thanks to Jon Chaplin and Josie Mackie of the Woodchurch Ancestry Group.