Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Short Stirling Mk.III LK502-Post reproduced from Google cache after inadvertent deletion

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Stirling Mk.III LK502

Stirling:Lake Rudyard
Originally uploaded by seansonofbig2

Previously molten chunks of aluminium, scraps, and a marked negative terminal at the impact site of the Stirling bomber which crashed near Rudyard Lake. There are also many scraps around this location, and an adjacent patch of bare earth riddled with minutiae. Hard to believe it hasn't been kept bare by generations of souvenir hunters scratching around for bits.

Location:SJ 93949 59825

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Peak District Air Accident Research said...

The reason for it not beingpicked over is the exact location has not been widely published before and publishing it inevitably leads to the site vanishing.

Sean said...

I am saying that I believe that for a bit of grassland to stay bare for fifty years, it has been picked over many times. It is clearly visible from the path.

These sites have mostly already vanished. We have never taken a scrap from them. Can you say the same?

Peak District Air Accident Research said...

As someone who has taken part in numerous licenced excavations and recoveries I think we all know the answer to the question.

Though most people who just go to sites and pick bits up have no idea what they have picked up and often become bored of the items and eventually discard them. At leas twith the items that I have got I know what they are, where they came from.

You may not have come across the request yet but I have (simply if you do something for long enough you'll see everything), when metal detecting I have been asked to remove what I find or just get rid of it into a ditch or hedge (which removes the items from context) as the farmers don't want the items on their land. One even said to me he was fed up with pulling bits from tractor and implement tyres.

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