Second World War

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The Battle of Britain

The 10th July 2020 marks 80 years since the start of the Battle of Britain. In this 2 minute animation we hear the vivid recollections of a British pilot, Roland Beamont, which have been brought to life beautifully by the creative teams at Squeaky Pedal

When war came to Lanehead

Interesting letter to the editor from G Parton who lived at Fair View, Lanehead. Originally from the Rochdale Observer, if you read the details of the letter, it tells about a bomb hitting “The Nook” by a lone German fighter on Easter Monday 1942!

Aircraft Crash Sites