Next Meeting: Frank Pleszak - 'Second World War bombing of New Mills and Hayfield'

Hayfield bomb damage

Hayfield bomb damage, 1942 in Derbyshire - Credit: Archant

On the evening of January 17th Frank Pleszak will be the describing the events of July 3rd 1942, the day of an air raid on New Mills and Hayfield.

During WW2, few areas of the UK were spared from Luftwaffe bombing. The High Peak of Derbyshire was no exception - most the result of German aircrews jettisoning unused bombs as they fled home. But on that Friday evening of 1942, a daring raid occured that brough havoc to two innocent High Peak villages which had until that point, not been witness to the terrors of war.

Further reading:
The Blitz Around Britain from the IWM website

Meeting Details: At Marple Methodist Church, SK6 7AY 

Doors open 7:15pm ready for the meeting at 7:45pm

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