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.

Transcript of Lily Brown’s First World War diary – November 2017

Those of you who have read Discovering the Wolds may well have been intrigued by the selection of entries from a diary kept by Lily Brown between 1916 and 1918.  Thanks to Patricia Baker the whole diary has now been transcribed and is available as a PDF from the WHO’s web site (www.hoap.co.uk/who).  Do try to read this diary before or around Christmas as the description of her family’s celebrations is one of the more detailed accounts.

New WHO Book out – September 2017

The new book from the Wolds Historical Organisation, called Discovering the Wolds, is now available.

Copies have been supplied to G G Granville’s in Wymeswold and the petrol station in Burton.  There are also copies available from Joan in Burton (phone 880055) and Bob in Wymeswold (bobtrubs@indigogroup.co.uk) or 881342.  It costs £9.95.

For more information see the WHO’s web page.