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General Chat / Jobee
« Last post by bish79 on 21:53:25, 13/11/18 »
Hi All.

I am John Bishop's Son, Brad.

Just thought i would let you all know that my dad passed away peacefully on 05/11/2018.

I know a few of you would have read some of his poems and chatted with him briefly...

If you knew my dad personally, or just want to pay your respects, you can do so by either attending the Funeral or Wake.
Gilroes Crematorium 30/11/2018 at 16:00 followed by a wake at Newfoundpool wmc 17:00 onwards.


Brad :'(
     The plane was a Wellington bomber.It was a fabric covered so a fire could have burnt away fabric effecting control.
    A little more details of the crew please note the spelling of the names ,

 F/Sgt. Roger W. Bagley, 1237237 (Pilot) of Cannock, Staffs.
 Sgt. Richard A. Owens, 1410618 (Nav) of Llanvair Kilgeddin, Wales
 Sgt. George A. Long, R/156117, RCAF, (A/Bom) of Toronto, Ontario
 Sgt. Ronald W.B. Pimm, 656841 (WOP/AG) of Walworth, London
 Sgt. John J. Davidge 1803836 (AG) of Dagenham, Essex

 The date and the location does not match but I wondering if this is the one.

   The plane was a Wellington X9638 it toke off Castle Donington on 07/08/43 .The book command losses Volume 7 gives the information below.

     " T/o 0137 Castle Donington for a night detail during which the No.2 cylinder barrel on the port engine fractured.This led to the unit catching fire and sending the Wellington down to crash 0203 near the airfield. "

      The crew was 
                           F/S  R W Bagley
                           Sgt  R A Owens
                           Sgt  G A  Long  RCAF
                           Sgt  D W B Pimm
                           Sgt  J J Davidge

       Sgt Long RCAF rests in Oxford ( Botley ) Cemetery ,Sgt Davidge lies in Burton-on-the-Wolds Cemetery , the others were claimed by the relatives.
    Any known if this book will be put in to print ?
    I got this answer from the people at were going to print it Halsgrove Publishing.
    " Unfortunately we never published Austin Ruddy’s followup book -  I have looked on amazom and can find no mention of it so assume it was never printed.  I have spoken to our Commissioning Editors and there are no plans to print it in the immediate future.

Leicester History and Expats / Re: Daniel Lambert 1770-1809
« Last post by timwalker on 14:31:55, 22/10/18 »

Sorry to have missed you in Stamford... could you possibly try contacting me again as I don't have any details for you.

Thank you.

Leicester History and Expats / Re: 'Wayside'
« Last post by John Galley on 14:37:25, 21/09/18 »
I was born 1943 at wayside would to see photos
Leicester History and Expats / Re: my old school
« Last post by Topper on 14:04:46, 21/09/18 »
I lived on the ElstonFields, played Rugby for Liwood and three times for Leicestershire Boy's rugby team. I was also a Prefect at Linwood in 1953/54.
Leicester History and Expats / Re: The Bell Hotel Leicester
« Last post by Tina Harrison on 17:45:59, 21/08/18 »
Any other names come to mind? I'm searching for a Steve Kelly who worked and lived there for a short while probably in his late 60s now..he may have been from London...described as a bit of a hippy!and played the guitar too...May have been a commis chef or bell boy.
Any help is much appreciated!
Leicester History and Expats / Re: The Bell Hotel Leicester
« Last post by Rudi on 09:03:04, 20/08/18 »
I worked at the Bell Hotel as waiter and I remember very well Mr Glass, the restaurant manager. The hotel was a testimony of the old Trust House standards. I went then to work at the Post House and certainly that was not the case.
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