Monday, 22 October 2018

Handley-Page Halifax HR727

Handley-Page Halifax HR727

















Great weather last Saturday for an outing with Matt ZX on Kinder.

We only saw two of the wreckage piles we found back when we were looking for this and the nearby Wellington on the day, but we didn't search at all of the old coordinates. Feel free to look for yourself and get back to me...

This is the largest of the three Halifax wreckage piles we found back then. All looked pretty much as before.

Location:

SK 13102 87633

Armstrong Vickers Wellington Mk.III X3348 coded ZL-Z

Crash Site Armstrong Vickers Wellington Mk.III X3348 coded ZL-Z

















Less wreckage and more scattered than before, but this Wellington crash site is still recognisable by the geodetic. If you recognise geodetic that is.

Location:

SK 12807 87554


Armstrong Vickers Wellington W5719

Crash Site Armstrong Vickers Wellington W5719

















Maybe a bit less here than last time, but hard to tell. Even Matt couldn't find much recognisable.

Location:

SK 11062 87549


Avro Anson Mk.XI NL185

Avro Anson Mk.XI NL185


Still two engines and lots of skinning at this crash site, which seems just as last time other than the homemade cross being absent.

Mat found some interesting bits, which you can see on his blog. I've put his pic of the most complete engine up, without the sepia filter Mick used last time.

Location:

SK 08874 86578

De Havilland Dragon Rapide G-ALBC

De Havilland Dragon Rapide G-ALBC

















There seemed to be about as much stuff at the site as last time, though it had all moved around as usual.

Matt found a few interesting bits....

Location:

SK 10160 88245.

Handley Page Heyford Mk.III K6875

Handley Page Heyford Mk.III K6875

















There has been lots of moving stuff around at this site, and there's a bit less than there was last time, but there wasn't that much to being with, at least during the time I've been going to it.

Matt found a few buckles....

Location:
SK 11093 86013

Monday, 8 October 2018

Handley Page Hampden Mk.I AE381

Hampden Crash Site Wreckage Kinder Scout























Out on a training walk yesterday on Kinder, I dropped in on this site very close to the path. Both of the wreckage piles and their associated cross and plaque were disturbed, and one of those new stainless steel crosses I've been seeing has appeared, but the metal looks mostly still to be there, compared with my last visit in 2007.

The Kinder perimeter path was really busy, and there were already no parking spaces left in Edale at 7AM. I don't normally go there on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't recommend it, unless you like a crowd.

Location:

SK 07802 87492.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Handley Page Halifax MkII DT578 Coded ZB?


















A foggy day out on Great Whernside last week with Pat and MT Skull (in the fog behind me) resulted in bagging that elusive Halifax site, (after several previous failed attempts) and confirming the Mosquito and Fortress sites once more. Thanks MT!

As usual, evidence of scrap collection by sad anoraks since our last visits

Location:

SE 00089 72955

Monday, 17 September 2018

Blackburn Botha W5103

Blackburn Botha W5103

















A grand day out with MatZX and GF last Saturday, as well as my "two nutter dogs"- one pictured.

Mat has a gift for spotting wreckage which means you always get some new stuff if you take him along, as proved to be the case at the weekend.

I haven't bothered showing pics of the main sites, other than this one, though they were all much as they were more than ten years ago, instead focussing on the extras details Mat is good at finding, I used his pics too...

This is the first one of the day, the Botha crash site on Bleaklow.

Location:
SK 11077 97532

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N3378

Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I N3378

















The Defiant crash site at Near Bleaklow Stones was more or less as it was last time, though we found wreckage scattered downhill up to 300m away we hadn't noticed before, and the main wreckage pile had acquired these boots.

Location:
SK 10618 96937.