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Baz
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1 of 4  Sun 28th Jul 2013 10:52pm  
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I have noticed in the guest book that a Bernard Smith made a comment about a memory he had when younger. He wrote "went to Briton Rd Infants' school (my earliest memory was of the German Airship sailing majestically over our school). We were all sent out to see it." This had me thinking if anyone else remembers this, and what was it doing flying over our city? Sorry but he did not have a date for this. I cannot find any reference to it anywhere. Any takers? Happy Looking on the web, The Hindenberg was spotted a number of times in the Yorkshire area, this being part of the flight path to Nova Scotia. In fact a person wrote on another site that whilst over Yorkshire, it dropped a wreath to be laid at Morton cemetery for the German military who were buried there. A local boy scout took the wreath and laid it at the cemetery for them.
Always looking forward to looking at the past.

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dutchman
Spon End
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2 of 4  Sun 28th Jul 2013 11:27pm  
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It wasn't Germany's Hindenberg, it was Britain's R101... The day the R101 zeppelin flew over our school.
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Baz
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3 of 4  Sun 28th Jul 2013 11:35pm  
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That would have been a sight for any eyes to see. The R101 over Coventry. Thanks for the link Dutchman. Thumbs up Just found out that it flew over Barkers Butts School as well.
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berjay
Bewdley Worcs.
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4 of 4  Wed 31st Jul 2013 7:00pm  
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Thank you Dutchman, so the date was 1929 and it was a BRITISH airship that I saw. I've never forgotten this sight, it's one of my treasured memories.
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