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.