Thursday, 20 June 2013

Jacobites , wellington bombers and well dressing ?

Well Dressing

 With it being a lovely summer day ,a bit of a oddity for us ,I thought we would have a day in the country ,this time of year the tradition of well dressing is popular in the peak district and dales so we stopped to view a few in the village of Mayfield .Whilst there found some unexpected things mainly in the church yard of St John the Baptist ,a small hiddden church in a lovely setting ,The tower door is still showing bullet holes from when the retreating Jacobite army tried get the villagers to come out of the curch .A mamorial to the villagers killed in the great war and a another to the crew of a wellington bomber which crashed during a storm in 1944, sadly they all perished . On leaving the village we stopped and had a look at hanging bridge where some of the fleeing Jacobites were hung for their troubles .A lovely village well worth a visit .
WW1 memorial

to the brave crew

The Wllington crashed roughly where the large tree is above the small sign

St John the Baptists

The Bullit holes in the door
Hanging Bridge

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