Wymeswold Washdyke Community Orchard

Richard Ellison has compiled a short history of the development of the Washdyke field into a village amenity. No less than 63 committee meetings, mostly between between 2007 and 2015, involved a wide-range of villagers and funding organisations.

This is available as a free PDF: http://www.hoap.co.uk/who/washdyke.pdf

The minutes of AGMs, copies of questionnaires, spreadsheets about the trees, and a copy of a tree certificate will soon be added to the WHO archive.

Thanks to Richard for his time and effort putting this record together.

RAF Wymeswold after WWII

The Wolds Historical Organisation web site is hosting a remarkable new free PDF.

This is a detailed history of activities at Wymeswold airfield in the 1950s and 1960s which has been prepared by Richard Knight, who grew up at the western end of the runways.

Most of the information is about the activities of the RAF and Fields Aircraft Services, although there are also lots of previously-unseen photographs taken in the winter of 1944 and during the build up to D-Day, and photographs taken during public open days.

This is available as a free PDF: www.hoap.co.uk/who/raf_wymeswold.pdf.